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How much for a baby shower gift? Our Spending Guide

How much for a baby shower gift? Our Spending Guide

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Is there a baby shower in your future? Need to find the perfect gift for the mom-to-be? We have you covered!

We have this broken into 3 kinds of baby showers - pick the one that relates to you.

1. Family Member/Close Friend Baby Shower

Yay! Congratulations - a new baby will soon be added to your tribe! Attending a baby shower for a family member is extra special. Going to this party will be a fun gathering of familiar faces and there is no doubt that you want a baby shower gift that is personal and useful.

Knowing how much to spend on a baby gift will first depend on your budget. No one wants you to go into debt to buy a gift. Average gifts from family members range from $50 to $200. A cousin might spend $50, while a grandma or close Aunt might aim for a higher priced gift. No matter what you choose to spend on the baby shower gift, remember to try to find a balance between what the mom-to-be has registered for and something unique or personal. You want your loved one to "remember" that you gave her a special, useful item.

Of course - we highly recommend one of our baby gift boxes for memorable baby shower gifting. 

 

2. Friend/Distant Relative Baby Shower

When trying to decide how much to spend for a baby shower gift for a friend or distant relative, we aim to spend between $40 and $80. What you choose to buy in this budget will depend on how well you know the mom-to-be. Most new mom's have a baby registry that will give you an idea of what has already been purchased and what she is in need of. That being said, don't be afraid of straying from the registry list if you want to get something more personal or unique. If you have experience with a product that you love but it's not on her registry - go for it! Just don't forget the gift receipt in case she needs to make an exchange.

Our Sale Baby bundles offer an every day value for easy gifting.

3. Client/Employee Baby Shower

If you have a client or employee expecting a new baby - you have a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation and support! We recommend a budget of $50 to $150 depending on how close you are to the expecting parents.

When choosing the gift, it will always go a long way if you opt for buying something unique and useful. This will show a higher level of appreciation. Where you shop will also make a difference. Several items that are bought at a discount store might give off a negative impression especially if you are buying for a client. We recommend choosing one or two higher quality items rather than several inexpensive pieces.

If your client or employee is a dad-to-be, our New Dad 6-pack is a perfect gift!

 

Of course - at the end of the day, you need to spend what you want to spend, give what you think the mom-to-be will enjoy and use. And of course, after baby is born, be sure to check in and see if the new parents need any help. Even a small gesture can be greatly appreciated. 

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