Im wondering how much you spend on a gift for a baby shower? And then another gift for when a friends baby is born? Do you spend more for a gift when the baby is born if they didnt have a baby shower? Im guessing most ppl would spend a bit more on close friends and family but im just wondering what an average amount is that most ppl spend on these sorts of gifts and what is considered an appropriate amount?
Of course its the thought that counts and it doesnt natter what ppl spend at the end of the day. I just never know if im spending too little or too much
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09-01-2014 17:14 #1Senior Member
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How much do you spend on a gift for a friends baby & baby shower?
09-01-2014 17:22 #2Senior Member
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Maybe it's just me but I just find something they like or want and if I can afford it that's what I purchase. I don't see why things need to be set $$ amounts.
09-01-2014 17:38 #3
For my closest friends and sisters, I have / will spend $100-150 for the baby shower, and about $50 when the baby arrives.
09-01-2014 17:43 #4
I spent $80 total for my SIL's baby shower - she's expecting twins so that is $40 each. We're quite close though so I'd spend less on a friend I think.
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09-01-2014 17:53 #5
I've only been to 2 showers (mine and an ex friend) and I spent about $10 on an outfit. I felt stingy when I turned up and saw all the 500 presents and they were huge.
09-01-2014 17:59 #6
$30ish. If I buy a baby shower gift, I don't usually buy one after bub is born.
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09-01-2014 18:03 #7
Between 30-50 for shower and again 30-40 for bubs arrival.
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09-01-2014 18:29 #8
$40-60 baby shower, and $20 for when bub is born, if I visit them in hospital I take a bunch of flowers too. For extended family members I always post a gift after bub is born even if I don't go to the shower, again usually around $20.
09-01-2014 18:33 #9
I'm a single parent so $20 is my limit on every type of gift.
09-01-2014 18:49 #10Senior Member
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We don't generally do baby showers in my circle of friends but I wanted one as a get together so I had one.
I paid $50pp for high tea and made the limit for gifts as $60.
For baby's birth I generally give (and receive) $100-$120 for family and close friends. Other not so close friends, $40.
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