(Closed) How much to spend on a baby shower gift?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I usually stick to $50 but I guess it all depends on how well you know them and if you are really close.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I always spend too much on shower gifts.  I shoot for $40, but then end up spending money on the wrapping, and I like to include a little extra like a book or a pacifier or little socks or whatever.  So I usually spend around $60.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My brother’s girlfriend is having a babyshower in a couple of weeks and I’m probably not going to attend. She’s 14 (yikes! I know) and I’ve only met her a couple of times. I spent 25ish on two outfits and a blanket and I also spent another 20ish on her shower invites.

Spend whatever you feel comfortable. I would say a cute outfit with a pair of socks or mittens would be okay.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

A gift will be appreciated.  $30 seems plenty but I guess it depends what circle you’re in.  My relatives that are going in on a gift are spending about $50 each and that’s people I’m fairly close with – some of my immediate family (like mothers and one of my baby obsessed sisters) are spending a bit more but other friends I’m guessing will spend around $20-$30 from what I’ve seen at other showers. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I usually go with $30 with baby showers.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I usually spend about $30, and up to $50 if it’s someone I’m really close with.  If it’s a coworker, we usually go in on a group gift for $10-15 each.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

depends on how well I know the person. For my BFF I spent $250 and had a lovely layette made for the baby. Then, when the baby was 3 months old I bought her a crib set ($499) that her mommy fell in love with. For cousins, or people I am not extremely close to I spend about $100.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Where I am people usually seem to spend about $30.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i usually spend between $50 and $100, depending on how close we are to the parents. i think if you’re not even going to be able to attend, i think $50 is fine.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

$30 if you are not that close

$50 if you are somewhat close

$50+ if you are related and close

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

i think it depends on what you can afford and how well you know them…

Is she registered anywhere? getting things they registered for are ALWAYS a plus!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

For me it depends on how close to them I am.  For family or close friend I spend $150.  For just a friend $100 and for someone I’m not close to like a co worker I go between $50-$75

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