Quick Answer: Is It OK To Ask For Money As A Baby Shower Gift?

Is it okay to just ask for money as a baby shower gift?

Sorry, but no.

While we all have more uses for cash than we do for 32 fleece blankets, you’d be out-of-line for requesting it.

No one is obligated to give you (or baby) a gift, so what to give should be totally left up to the gift giver.

Is it OK to ask for gift cards at a baby shower?

If you ask politely, most people will understand. List gift cards as an option on the baby shower invitation. Instead of asking for only gift cards (or gift certificates) on the invitation, place a one-line note near the bottom of the invite stating that gift cards are welcome.

How much money do you give for a baby shower?

Gifts for Showers

Brides-to-be and expecting parents can also expect to be showered with gifts. Again, how much to spend depends on how close you are to the person. The consensus on Baby Center suggests: $20-$25 for a co-worker or acquaintance, $50 for a close friend, or $100 for a best friend or family member.

Do you give gifts to guests at a baby shower?

No one should come to a party assuming they’ll receive anything except good company and a bit of refreshment. But it’s common – especially at showers – for the host or hostess to give the guests favors and/or prizes for winning games.

What do you get someone for a baby shower?

Here’s the countdown of mums’ most memorable presents.

  • Gifts from the heart.
  • Gift vouchers.
  • Treats for mum.
  • Bedding and baby blankets.
  • Nappy shower.
  • Books for mum and baby.
  • Back-up nappy changing bag.
  • Home-cooked meals for a month.

What do I write on a card for a baby shower?

Baby Shower Messages of Congratulations

  1. Many congratulations on your new bundle of joy.
  2. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness.
  3. May your new child bring you a lifetime of blessings.
  4. Congratulations and well wishes on new beginnings.
  5. Welcome to the world little one!

How do you ask for gifts on an invitation?

The best way to ask for no gifts is to put “no gifts, please” in a small font in the bottom corner of your invitation. You can also state this by writing “please make the gift of your presence your only gift to us” or “your presence is you’re the only gift requested”.

Who should pay for a baby shower?

Who Traditionally Pays for a Baby Shower? The hostess traditionally pays for the baby shower and its associated costs. However, the hostess can divide up the responsibility and costs by asking a few close family members or friends to co-host.

Does the father attend baby shower?

While traditional baby showers consist of women only, co-ed baby showers are becoming more and more common. However, if you’re looking to throw a traditional baby shower and still have the dad-to-be attend, this is completely acceptable and appropriate as most dad-to-be’s will want to thank guests before they leave.

Are sprinkle showers tacky?

“But that’s tacky, right?” For those not in the baby-shower trenches, a sprinkle is a baby shower lite, a Diet Coke of baby showers, designed to celebrate the impending birth of a second (or third or fourth. . .) baby, but with an intimate guest list and smaller-scale gifts—more Sophie la Girafe, less Uppababy Vista.

Is it rude to bring your child to a baby shower?

Speaking in general here – A baby shower is 2 to 3 hours at most. Unless the invitation states ahead of time that babies are welcome, the more gracious thing to do is to leave baby at home. I feel it is rude to bring your baby to another’s baby shower.

Do you serve alcohol at a baby shower?

A baby shower, like any other celebration, is a wonderful time. Many hosts wonder if they should serve alcohol at this event. It is not against the baby shower etiquette and completely dependent on personal preferences of the mother and host. If you choose to serve alcoholic beverages, watch the guests’ intake.

What are good finger foods for a baby shower?

Part 1: Baby Shower Food Ideas That Will WOW Your Guests

  • Veggies & Dip Cups.
  • Italian Pasta Salad.
  • Pepperoni Pizza Bombs. Flavorful, pepperoni & cheese pizza bombs.
  • Sausage Pretzel Bites.
  • Grape Jelly Meatballs.
  • Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Poppers.
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip.
  • Baby Shower Veggie Tray.