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    Ew! I really find asking for money for a baby shower very icky.

    People love baby showers because they get to choose and give someone baby stuff.

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    I'd give them $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    I'd give them $10.
    In 50c coins, that would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I would just give $30.

    I don't think it's rude stating what you need. I was given so much shyte at my baby shower, I gave it all away.

    I also don't think it's stingy giving $30.
    I wouldn't, especially if it wasn't a close friend! If people don't want to receive "shyte" they don't want/need maybe they should put " no presents, just your presence." On the invite instead of asking for cash!!

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    Thanks for all your different perspectives. I am glad that most think that $30 would not be offensive (of cause I would prefer the opportunity to do Newborn shopping but never mind). I was really worried because I spoke to someone going to the shower who has 4 children and is a SAHM (I know you shouldn't compare families) and she was intending on giving $50 and I really didn't want to seem cheap but we just are not in a position to give more then $30 at the moment.

    I think I will just give the $30 and be done with it. I really would like to buy something for the same amount but I know that this mum to be has a very fixed vision as to what her baby will be wearing/using, which I guess is the reason that she has opted for money instead.

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    Default Re: Baby Shower requesting money for nursery..can I give a gift instead?

    Its the thought that counts anyway!

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    Default Baby Shower requesting money for nursery..can I give a gift instead?

    $30 is a lot of money! And I agree with PP it is the thought that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Some people are minimalistic and don't like to see the wastage. Not everyone wants to hoard a years worth of baby products in their home *shrug*

    I always find these notions (along with the idea that you should save everything from your first for your second) the making of a hoarders TV show...
    I guess it's each to their own. 12 bottles of baby bath doesn't take up much room, it's not like I had 200 boxes of it lol I used it so it wasn't wasted.

    Different strokes and all that, but I would never request cash for a nursery, infact I would never request cash period. If someone is spending heaps on a nursery to the point they need others to contribute I wouldn't consider that minimalistic. I just find it bad manners but that's just me

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    Well I guess I will be the odd one out, we are having a wishing well with envelopes, if people choose to put money in that is there decision!

    I don't find it trashy at all. I don't want "expensive things", or anything OTT. I wouldn't be offended if someone gave me a gift either but I don't really want a whole heap of clothing that I wouldn't dress my child in IYKWIM. Or babywash etc that I don't want to put on my bubbas skin.

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    I'd probably give a gift, because I like giving gifts, I hand make baby clothes for my own kids so I'd probably make something... would depend... if I thought someone would turn their nose up at something I'd given them I'd probably a) give them nothing or b) not go.

    But if you don't mind giving money $30 to me seems totally fine. I'd probably give $20 because its one note - whereas for some reason to me a $10 and a $20 seems odd to put in a card. I'm a little strange though.
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