(Closed) how much do you typically spend on a baby shower gift?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: how much do you spend on a baby shower gift?
    $10-$20 : (5 votes)
    7 %
    $20-$30 : (15 votes)
    21 %
    $30-$40 : (10 votes)
    14 %
    $40-$50 : (18 votes)
    26 %
    $50-$60 : (10 votes)
    14 %
    $60-$75 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    $75-$100 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    $100+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I spend $50 on average.  If it is a very close friend or relative then I would spend at least $100

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

    It would depend on close I am to said friend. If it was one of my best friends I’d easily spend over $100 (probably closer to $150). If it was for a casual friend then probably in the $75 range. My friend/co-worker is having her baby shower in a few weeks. I’m making her a diaper cake that will probably be about $80-$90 when it’s all said and done. 

    Post # 5
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve actually only been to a couple showers, and I think that now I’m going to be a more “established” young professional (not right out of college!) then I’ll probably start giving more. I probably give around $20. sorry, I must be cheap… (BUT…if I can go in with a friend in a similar financial situation as I’ve done before, then I wont feel bad giving $10-15, cuz our gift will be bigger! 😀 why does that not make sense?)

    Post # 6
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I usually spend around $50 but if it is a close friend or family member, I go up to $100 or so.  It all depends on the situation, though, recently a friend in another state had a baby and I couldn’t make it to her shower but I felt ok spending a bit more since I would have spent much more had I travelled to the shower.  I think with shipping and stuff I spent about $90 on her gift.  Also depends on how my finances are looking at the time.  

    @joy2011 – I think that both my mom and sister shoot for the $20-30 mark, closer to 10 if they feel like they got a great deal on something, and both have established careers, so don’t think its cheap!  Everyone just does it their own way.  

    Post # 7
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    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I usually spend around $50, but it really depends on how well I know the person.  If it’s family or a close friend, I usually spend more. 

    Post # 8
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think it’s about how much you spend…sometimes I’ve found great outfits,blankets or shoes on sale and clearance so it looked like I spent $75 when in reality I spent $45

    But for a SUPER close friend or family member: I’ll usually ask them what they need…for example: a swing. and i’ll just get that for them…

    Sometimes they just want money in a card or a giftcard and they know me well enough to be honest with me.

    It alll depends….

    Post # 9
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    For a friend or cousin usually $75. For my sister and bff I have spent about $200-$300. I usually buy the changing the table and then a basket of stuff to go with it, diapers, clothes, bath stuff, etc.

    And to be quite honest, if it’s a friend, who isn’t as financially sound I will spend more money. I want to make sure that they have they need and if I can help out a little extra than I will. 

    Post # 10
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Depending on who it is. I picked $40-50, but if it’s a good friend/family member, I’d say it’s more like $100.

    Post # 11
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I have a set baby shower gift that I give to every mom to be.  It’s a combo of infant bath tub with all the bathing accessories (think Johnson and Johnson).  It ends up looking like a basket.  It can get pricey but how often does a woman have her first baby?  I try to find deals but I usually end up spending around $75.00.

    Post # 13
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    3257 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It really depends on my relationship to that person. If it’s a casual friend, about twenty bucks. If it’s family or a close friend, I would definitely be willing to go higher than that!

    Post # 14
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    7416 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    On average I go for a minimum of $50-$75. Recently, for my nephew Girlfriend, I spent about $125. A few years go for my BFF of over 20 years, was having her first child…oh man I went all out. I started buying her stuff long before her shower. I got her a chair w ottoman, nursing tops, baby clothes, tons of baby accessories, a bathing tub etc. Seriously, I lost my freaking mind on my precious godson to be, it was hundred$

    Post # 15
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    This will sound awful but it really depends on the financial stability of the expectant parents. If they are destitute I will usually buy them some big ticket items such as a crib, dresser, playpen etc. I want to make sure baby has what baby needs. I will forgo luxuries for myself to make that happen. If they are stable I might spend $30-$40 dollars. Terrible I know!

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