(Closed) How much do you spend on baby shower gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What do you usually spend on a baby shower gift?
    $25 or less : (6 votes)
    9 %
    $26 - $50 : (29 votes)
    44 %
    $51 - $75 : (16 votes)
    24 %
    $76 - $100 : (10 votes)
    15 %
    Over $100 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Mandatory "other" option : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    75-100, more the better I know the person!!

    Post # 4
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It depends on who it’s for. If it’s a close friend or family member, normally atleast $100+ (closer to $200 in some cases). If it’s more of an aquaintence or someone who I’m not particularly close with then $50ish.

    Just spend what you can afford. A gift’s a gift regardless of how much was spent on it. 

    Post # 5
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    It depends.  If it’s a close friend, then I usually get them something off their registry or something I know they really want (usually in the $100 range).  If it’s not a close friend or I can’t afford it – it’s usually in the $20-30 range.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    Like the PPs said, it really depends on the person.  I voted $26-$50 because most of the baby showers I’ve attended so far have been for people I’m not actually related to or friends with (ex. co-workers, cousin of Fiance, or baby mama of another cousin).

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Around $100 most of the time. Sometimes more.

    Post # 8
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    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I usually spend between $75-100. But if it’s a close friend, sky’s the limit.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    $50 for a typical person, $100 min for a closer friend and siblings closer to $200.

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It depends.  A friend from high school who I haven’t seen in years invited me to her shower, which I couldn’t make it to (I live 500 miles away), so I sent a gift that ended up being around $50.  My closest friend from growing up is expecting now, and I’ll probably spend a couple hundred on her child.

    Post # 10
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m kinda surprised by the answers, they don’t really coordinate with the poll and it’s WAY more than most people spend at bridal shower! Based on polls on here at least.

     

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @regberadaisy:  I voted other, (even though I listed a denomination of 75-100 for non-close friends)…because most of the baby showers I go to are for people I am close with. Plus, I love babies so much and love buying baby stuff so I just spend until I break the bank!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Depends on the person. I think we will have to pay a good amount for a sister in law coming up soon! But it all depends on the gift too, I would rather pay for quality and for something she may actually find useful for the baby

    Post # 14
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    For me, it depends on how close the person is to me, and what I can afford. I don’t think there’s a ‘wrong’ answer to this question tho. Even if you got them 1 thing off of their registry like a box of pampers, they’ll be greatful..

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Normally I spend $75

    But if the couple is super poor or my sister/bff, more like $150.

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