If you gift at a baby shower what do you do when the baby arrives?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Don’t show up empty handed, bring food — any food — and maybe throw in a small token gift for baby like a onesie.  But I think food alone is fine if you already got them a gift

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You already gave gifts and contributed to another gift yet you are worried about going there “empty-handed”?  I need a friend like you, lol.;)

Post # 18
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Blushing bee

If I know the dietary restrictions of the family, I almost always bring food post birth (and package in individual containers for freezing). And maybe a cute small stuffed toy or a small pack of diapers, depending on how close I am to the family. 

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would totally bring food! 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Some type of food, snack, etc.  If you know they are already getting lots of food from family, some snacks that will keep longer might be better.  Or already frozen food with directions on reheating.  If she is breastfeeding lactation cookies are great.  One of my close friends I had already given a nice gift so I made a basket with some heating pads (they make some for your boobs), oatmeal, bars, lactation cookies, and a bottle of wine.  For someone I wasn’t as close to, I’d probably just pick something and stay under ~$15 for making it.  You make lots of meals or snack items for under that.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yorkshirerose :  Another vote for food! Bonus points for anything that can be eaten with one hand 😉

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Another vote for FOOD! Something she doesn’t have to prepare herself is a great gift.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ll say it again just to be sure lol- FOOD is much appreciated!! Or a gift card to somewhere for delivery. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

Def go with something token and personal like food. Usually I turn up with takeaway coffees and muffins lol

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