(Closed) money baby shower (spinoff)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: what would you do if you were invited to one?
    go and give money : (14 votes)
    27 %
    go and give another gift other than money : (21 votes)
    41 %
    not go at all : (15 votes)
    29 %
    other??? : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    I love picking out baby clothes and items. I would go but bring a gift other than money.

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Whenever I see the word money on an invite I just think “ick”.  I don’t give money for any gift for any event (wedding, shower, birthday or otherwise).  I don’t even like giving gift cards (DH’s family is really big on gift cards and its taking getting used to)!

    I’d rebel and buy some cute baby clothes or something!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    LOL! Okay I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that was a little unusual…

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ugh, it sounds like they’re trying to use their kid as an ATM.  I’d RSVP “no”.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It would definitely depend on the how close I was as to whether or not I would go, but I definitely would get them something other than money. 

    @Ms. Sorbet: Love the phrasing :).

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I can’t believe people would put that on an invite….

    I personally would never ever be able to show my face if MY invite said that! That’s just In My Humble Opinion though….

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper

    @Mrs.KMM: I totally agree! Just anything related to money on an invite rubs me the wrong way. I’d totally rebel and buy something for the kid.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    There’s no way I would give cash. Ick.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What is your friend’s cultural background?

    I’m Chinese and for weddings people always give money. For babies we have a “month old celebration” where there’s a small dinner banquet thrown for the baby. At the celebration people always give the baby red envelopes (lucky money) for the health & prosperity of the baby.

    But. That’s different from the baby shower.

    I’ll still go but probably buy a gift with a gift receipt.

    ETA: Oops I meant to post this on the original thread.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It would depend who it was for. Family? I’d pick up the phone and ask whose bright idea that was. (I would also know I wouldn’t be the only one.) If it was a friend it would depend on how close. I’d probably decline if we weren’t super tight.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Gerbera: I’ll copy and paste you onto the other thread and answer you there 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would probably get a gift card and attach it to a cute baby item!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I feel like I’d be inclined to give LESS at one of these. I’d probably just pick an amount like $40  or $50 and that would be it – but if I had the option to give a gift I’d probably end up buying a few things that would be more than the cash amount I’d give.

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