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Baby shower gifts?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
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    I hope this isn’t too nosy, but I have a bunch of baby showers this spring. How much do you usually spend on baby shower gifts for:
    * an acquaintance
    * a friend
    * a really close friend/family member?

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  • jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
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    I am having my baby shower next month and I don’t expect anyone except family to buy the really expensive items off my registry. I know my mom bought the bedding set for us, and my brother and his best friend (who is like a brother to us) bought the stroller/car seat. My fiance and I sent money to his brother and sister-in-law so they could buy a crib because they live in Mexico and cribs are expensive down there.

    For an acquaintance (like a co-worker), I would probably buy an outfit for the baby or a blanket. I would spend more money for a friend. My fiance and I together sent about $300 to Mexico so his sister-in-law could buy a crib. (His brother makes the equivalent of about $80 per week.)

    vivnoles
    vivnoles
    Participant

    For an acquaintance I typically buy a pack of diapers (I usually avoid buying newborn size because that is what everyone buys, I get some for when the baby is a little bigger) and a smaller accessory or two, likes socks, a hat/headband, a bib or burp cloth, or washrags for baby.

    For a friend, I do the pack of diapers and an outfit and maybe an accessory, too.

    For a close friend or family member, it really depends on what each family needs/wants. We’ve done anything from a crib and changing table to an outfit and diapers to a breast pump to a baby food making and storing system.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks for the responses!


    Emily Huston
    Participant

    Well my dearie i know the problem while gifting any expecting mom during their baby shower. For my close friend or family friend i love gift them baby based items like baby food itinerary with massage oil & acquaintance with bunch diapers. But whosoever it may be i do budgeting & bring the best one for them.

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    I just had my baby shower April 26 and one of the most creative gifts I got was from one of the older ladies at church. She had bought a pack of diapers, and instead of wrapping paper, had taped $1 and $5 bills to one side of the package! It ended up being $44 of money and a 44 pack of diapers. Since that’s on the expensive side, it might be good for a close friend or family member.

    I also had a family friend who bought a wooden box and decorated it and then put a bunch of bath stuff inside it. There was shampoo, body wash, baby oil, diaper rash cream, and baby lotion. The box is a good way for me to keep all of her bath stuff together.

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