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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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answered 04 Oct '09, 15:24

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