How much money do you spend for a baby shower gift?

@mommaj (21829)
United States
June 2, 2009 9:55am CST
How much money do you spend for a baby shower gift? I know sometimes it depends on how much money you're making but for example, I spent $20 and bought a blanket that was for a cousin's wife I didn't even like. For one of my good friends, I bought a bunch of baby rattles and toys that were cutsie for under $10. I personally liked the fact that I bought a lot for under $10 as a gift and I thought they were precious. The blanket was okay but not something I felt was personal. So how much do you spend and do you give personal gifts or will anything do?
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@kykidd (6825)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I haven't been around anyone having a baby in a long time. But, what I'll tell you what I used to do. I would by this little baby pillows that looked like a birth certificate for around $3, the cost wasn't much, but everyone seemed to just love it. Then I would buy a pack of onesies, because it seems like everyone can use as many of those as they can get. I think all in all, it's the thought that counts. Have a great day!
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@mommaj (21829)
• United States
2 Jun 09
That's a really cute idea. I think I know what you mean about the pillows. They had a place where you write baby information on the pillow. I think that's a cute idea.
@Canellita (12061)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I can not remember the last time I had the need to purchase a baby shower gift. I am usually on a budget when these things come up so I spend as little as possible. There are so many gift giving occasions that arise it is very easy to go broke!
@mommaj (21829)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Isn't that the truth! There is always an occassion to give a gift. I think it's planned so you have to buy a gift once a month if not more for birthdays, baby showers, wedding shouwers, hostess gift, all kinds of things.
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@Canellita (12061)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I really hate when people come to you at work to collect for a group gift! I once had a temp assignment where I was expected to contribute to the monthly birthday cake for the person who I didn't even know!
@laydee (12818)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
It depends really on what I'd see in the market, but for sure I wouldn't spend $10 for someone else's child unless he/she is my nephew or niece. But if they're not related to me, I'd just buy something for the sake of buying one. I know it's pretty selfish, but who cares.
@mommaj (21829)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I really base the price like you on whether or not they are related to me and how much I care for the person. I just grabbed something for the cousin's wife not really caring how much it was because I didn't respect her. I know that was wrong but I felt so sorry for that unborn child.