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Buying a baby shower gift should be fun, and not put a strain on your budget so be sure to estimate your spending limits. If you don’t want to spend more than $50, decide on an outfit, a special blanket or a baby grooming kit, complete with clippers, diaper ointments, lotion and shampoo. Stay away from sale items, unless you know for certain the parents won’t want or need to exchange it. There also might be a reason it is on sale, such as a recall. Another tip to keep in mind.. if the sex of the baby is unknown, make your purchases in gender neutral colors such as yellow, white and light green. If you are getting a crib quilt, remember they are personal, so ask if there is a planned nursery pattern or theme. This can become a great one of a kind gift.

If you want to get an extra gift for the Mom, although thoughtful, this is unnecessary. Chances are she will be embarrassed by the attention; after all, the shower is for the baby. If you feel strongly about giving the mommy to be a gift, plan to give it to her either before or after the shower, that way all the attention isn’t on her.

If you put enough thought and planning in to your baby shower gifts, the mommy to be is sure to be pleased with the gifts she receives!

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