They are a great occasion for the mom-to-be to receive useful baby tips, support, and creative baby shower gifts from her closest friends. However, many people struggle to find the best baby shower gift. Why? Because when you’re close friends with the mother, you probably want to get her something personal, unique, and practical.
To help you with your struggles, we’ve put together a list of unique baby shower gift ideas that will surely win you a round of hugs and kisses.
When wondering how much to spend on a baby shower gift, it’s important to stick to a budget you can afford. Your relationship with the recipient also plays an important role. To help you make the right decision, here are some generally accepted price ranges to take into consideration:
- A colleague from work or an acquaintance: $20-$25. Is the recipient an old college roommate? Or a coworker you barely know? In this case, you shouldn’t spend more than $20-$25 on the baby shower gift.
- A friend or a distant relative: $30-$50. If the baby shower gift is for a distant relative or friend, a budget of $30-$50 is generally considered appropriate.
- A close friend or a close relative: $60-$100. If you’ve known the recipient your entire life, a price range of $60-$100 seems appropriate. Your close relationship warrants a more thoughtful and meaningful baby shower gift that will show how much you love and support them.
- Group gifts. In many cases, instead of individual baby shower gifts, people come together to buy a big-ticket gift that it’s harder for parents to afford. This can be a stroller, baby bed, or a car seat. When buying gifts like this, people usually contribute what they can and the card is signed by everyone.