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

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Very good question! I have a baby shower for a Bridesmaid in my wedding!

Post # 4
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ams12: I’d say between $50-75 is a good average. I make baby blankets, so the cost of yarn and labor are rolled into the gift. I also put other things in the gift as well from baby flash sale sites like Zulily. I highly suggest those if you’re looking for deals on baby shower gifts.

Post # 5
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

DH and I discussed our budget and for weddings, we spend $100 and showers, $50.  For my sister and my close cousin, a little more I’m sure. 

Do you know anyone else going to the shower?  An easy way to make a bigger impact is to go in with someone on a more expensive gift.

Post # 6
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think $50 is perfectly fine!  You could also go to Marshalls or TJMaxx or Old Navy and get a bunch of cute outfits for cheap (evenless than $50).  In general, I spend around $50 for friends and for very close friends and close family around $100.  Totally depends.

Post # 7
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think a $50 gift is very generous and perfectly acceptable. For my Bridesmaid or Best Man who is also my best friend from high school, I sent her a check for $200 since I couldn’t make the shower and she had just spend way more than that on my wedding between the dress, gift, traveling, bach party, etc. But that is abnormal – if I were to attend a shower for a semi close friend I would spend about $50 on the gift.

Post # 8
5976 posts
Bee Keeper

Wow…$100? Really? We usually do just $50 unless it’s a super close friend.

Post # 9
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If most of her things are off her registry, I suggest you look on Etsy for hand knit baby blankets – you can get them for around $20 and they are so pretty. I got one for a friend and it makes me so happy to see it in photos 🙂

Post # 10
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have to agree with most of you last year i went to 9 babyshowers it added up really quick, i spent an average of 50$ per shower, and they are my friends but not the closest, so i figured 50$ was a good gift

Post # 11
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

it depends on how close I am to the one pregnant and what my budget is at the time.  If it’s a close friend I’ll do $75-100.  If it’s a casual acquaintance, I’ll do around $30.

Post # 12
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@oracle:i haven’t gone to any baby showers for super close friends yet, but I have the same idea as you. I’ve spent around $30 for casual friends, but i feel like $50 is the price range for most of my friends, even for wedding showers. I would be shocked if friends spent $100 on a baby gift!

Post # 13
1806 posts
Buzzing bee

Maybe I’m cheap but I normally pay around $30 for a shower gift. If it’s a super close friend then I spend more. I think what you’re spending is fine!

Post # 14
2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Whatever you are comfortable with spending, whether its $25 or $50. I am sure your friend will appreciate whatever you purchase, regardless of the price.

Post # 15
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

$50 is our range for a baby shower present.  I have a few friends (very close) that I’m sure I would spend $100 but that is few and very far between.

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