Although if I was I would go and bring a small gift especially if there's not much if a gap between.
I can understand if there's been a huge gap between. There's always new cool gorgeous stuff coming out that a new age mum needs
As for presents, again I only ever go to those who are close to me. I buy a present for the shower and another for the birth. But I don't mind buying newborns presents - it gives me an immense amount of joy particularly as after 3 kids I have a bit more of an idea what is appreciated. I don't see it as grasping or grabbing at all. Must just be a reflection on my circle.
Wow so many people have such negative opinions on baby showers. I love them! I don't think of them as a gift grab, I think of them as a way to celebrate an exciting time and to have a nice girly afternoon! Can't anything just be done because its fun anymore?
My baby shower was about 15 ladies, all very close friends or family and we had a yummy lunch and played games. If there wasn't presents I wouldn't have minded at all!
I don't like them either.
Catching up with friends over lunch to celebrate, yes.
Sitting in a room playing strange games, that feel like versions of primary school party games and watching while mother to be opens each present, bloody painful.
I love giving presents just not like this.
Disclaimer: I understand not all baby showers are like this.
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