(Closed) What would you rather 'win' as prize at baby shower?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which would you rather 'win' as baby shower prize?
    $5 giftcard to Starbucks or somewhere else : (47 votes)
    64 %
    Travel size item from Bath & Body Works : (12 votes)
    16 %
    Small candle from B&BW : (14 votes)
    19 %
    something else, I'll tell you below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I am throwing one next month as well, and I went to Michael’s and shopped in their $1 area, I found some really cute manicure kits with matching makeup bags & plastic massager things.  I also got the 3 for $10 sized stuff from B&BW, and put 1 per bag.  All told it’s about $6-7 each.  

    ETA: The other prizes I’m doing are a bundle of seed packets, all with “baby” in the name, so Sugar Baby watermelons, Sweet Baby Broccoli, French Baby Leeks, & Baby Mesculin. (each are ~$1.79) they will be tied up like a present and tucked into a painted herb pot, also $1 at Michael’s. 

    I am also making edible bouquets as party favors, but this could easily be a prize too.  I am making cookie pops (just stick a lollipop stick into a fresh baked cookie and let it cool (oatmeal with chocolate drizzle is my most successful), hard candy lollipops (also simple, just need a mold and a candy thermometer, everything else is basic kitchen stuff), and fruit flowers with pineapple and a flower shaped cookie cutter and a melon baller with watermelon & cantelope. 

    Post # 4
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally, I’d rather have the gift card. I hate going to showers and coming home with a little bag of junk I don’t need/want/like, etc. Just more clutter for me to throw out. And I always feel a little guilty sticking it straight in the trash, but that’s usually what happens. DH’s family tends to give us ‘homey’ items as gifts and they always get chucked. His SILs love BBW and I kind of can’t stand any of it but we leave each Christmas with a new slew of smelly goop to chuck out. I’d so much rather have a free latte.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted giftcard. but not a fan of starbucks.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Starbucks!! Mmmmm

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    @artichokey:  I can’t use the stuff either, so I always end up re-gifting it to someone else, or taking it to work and leaving it in the ladie’s room. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Another vote for a latte.  🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Starbucks card!  I say Starbucks over a store that is more practical, because that way the prize is more of an indulgent treat for themselves, instead of going toward toilet paper or something 🙂

    Post # 10
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t like Starbucks… do you have a Tim Horton’s?

    Yeah. I would do the gift certificate at the coffee shop!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted gift card.  I went to a baby shower a few weeks ago, came home and threw my prizes (a candle and a pocket calendar) right in the trash.  I like the edibles idea that another poster mentioned.  I like to eat.  🙂

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper

    @sarahbabs:  But toilet paper could be indulgent too you know?

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I personally never go to Starbucks and I rarely shop at Wal-Mart but I’m probably in the minority there! I would probably use a gift card to Dunkin Donuts or somewhere, Starbucks is just too pricey for me.

    I like the candle idea but people can be picky about scents.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    Any one would suit me, but people like gift cards..

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t care about getting a favor, to be honest.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @artichokey:  This. I don’t drink Starbucks (we have a better coffee place here), but I’d rather get that (because I’ll go there if I have a gc) than one to Walmart, or any of the typical gifty crap. I also can’t do scented lotions or anything because they break me out in hives (fun!). Candles, maybe, but I’m too picky with scents.

    Although, tbh, I really hate shower games and usually refuse to play them.

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