How much do you spend on a baby shower gift? Lets make this a 2 part question - firstly a family member and secondly a friend.

asked 04 Oct '09, 03:06

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For a family member, I would normally spend anywhere between $50-$100 depending on what they needed. For a friend it varies depending on how close I am to them, could be anywhere between $20-$75. I usually go by what the couple needs and if it is their first child, second child, etc or if it is their first girl or first boy.


answered 04 Oct '09, 03:37

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Yep I agree. I just bought a baby gift for a close friend and spent $60 (on something I know she really wants). I have another "occasional" friend and I bought her something off her registry for $25. AND I always throw in a package of diapers. :)

(04 Oct '09, 05:35) Sabrina

Yes! Diapers are always good!

(04 Oct '09, 06:04) Melissa 1

For a family member I usually start as soon I learn of the pregnancy and make a personalized or unique baby blanket for the kid. And I do this for each child.

For friends, depending on how busy I am and how close I am to the parents, I may make a blanket or buy something in the $20 - $30 range off their registry. I also tend to give them Teething Tablets since I found those very helpful with my children.


answered 04 Oct '09, 04:20

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I got teething tablets as a gift and I thought it was very thoughtful! :) Especially since I had never heard of them.

(04 Oct '09, 05:33) Sabrina

Love teething tablets . . . good idea!

(04 Oct '09, 06:03) Melissa 1

I've never heard of teething tablets? can you describe them?

(04 Oct '09, 11:23) Tammy ♦♦

They are little white tablets that dissolve in the mouth. The bottle says they are homeopathic. I just came across them one day in the vitamin section at Wal-Mart and decided to try them on my daughter. They worked like a charm so now I pass them on to other new parents.

(04 Oct '09, 23:25) mkcoehoorn

I spend $25.00 for friends and family. If it is someone I am very close to I spend more. I usually get something for the baby and then a box of chocolates for mom.


answered 04 Oct '09, 10:14

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I spend about 25 bucks. I appreciated the baby shampoo that I received at my shower. I also love books so was very happy to receive a bunch of those for my daughter. Check the registry too-are they going green and doing the cloth diapers-I'd be careful about buying diapers. You never know.


answered 04 Oct '09, 15:24

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