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

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much do you usually spend on baby shower gifts?
    0-$20 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $20-$50 : (28 votes)
    51 %
    $50-$100 : (14 votes)
    25 %
    $100-$150 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $150-$200 : (0 votes)
    $200-$250 : (0 votes)
    $250+ : (0 votes)
    Depends on how close I am to mom-to-be (please explain) : (10 votes)
    18 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    46414 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think you’ve gone over and above the call for this shower. If one of my girlfriends was hosting my baby shower, I wouldn’t expect a gift from them at all. Hosting a shower costs $$.

    Post # 6
    Member
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I voted $20-50 & depends on how close I am to mommy-to-be. I threw my best friend a shower a few months ago and I spent approx $200 on the shower itself and then approx another $50 on the gift. I don’t normally spend this much on a shower but since it was my  best friend I didn’t mind.

    Now for someone I’m not super close with I usually spend under $50. I wouldn’t feel bad taking back a gift if financially it makes you feel more comfortable- you’ve done plenty for your friend already IMO

    Post # 7
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    If I was hosting a shower, I would be very close to the guest of honor.  Because of that, if I could afford it, I would probably get a gift around $100 (which I would do if I wasn’t hosting).

    I also think that the shower IS a gift, and another gift isn’t necessary.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If I didn’t know the mom-to-be well enough to call my friend, maybe $20. If I know the mom-to-be very well, like a sister, then I would do a combination, buy something and do stuff handmade.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If I was throwing someone a shower (hahaha that would never happen… but let’s pretend), I would spend $20 tops. I’d be more inclined to do something crafty/personal like a diaper cake or like a “baby bubble bath kit” with like rubber duckies, a little towel, bubble bath, stuff like that which is inexpensive but put-together.

    If I was attending as a guest (again.. haha), I would spend less than $20-30 or go in on a group gift and get a high ticket item.

    Post # 12
    Member
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @mrs_pugetsound:  I’ve seen it more and more lately but in my family Mom’s to be only get a shower for their first child… unless the child is a different sex than the first.

    Even if she is registry stalking she won’t know that you returned it. Don’t let that keep you from doing what makes sense for you personally.

    Post # 13
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    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m surprised she’s even having a shower for a second child…I thought they were generally only for first children.

    For a good friend, I’d to $100 or chip in with a bunch of other friends and buy a big gift like a crib or something. For somebody I am not super close with, maybe $50 max.

    Post # 14
    Member
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I spend $50, tops. Unless its like my SIL or something. In which case 150.

    Post # 16
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I normally spent $50 on baby showers and $75 on bridal showers.

    But if it was a best friend or sister that number would be significantly higher. Or if the couple is really struggling financialy I’d give them more (and it would be more like diapers instead of baby clothes).

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