I am 31 years old and over the last couple of years it seems like everyone around me is either getting married or having children. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, I am happy for my friends and their life choices. However I am tired of trying to find unique and creative wedding or baby gifts every single month. You may remember from a previous post that my last experience shopping for a bridal shower gift did not go so well. If you are in your 30’s what would you like to receive as a baby or wedding gift?
Trying to buy a Bridal Shower Gift
Within the past few months three of my friends announced that they are either getting married or having a baby or both. Last Saturday I went to a bridal shower for one of my closest friends. She has been living on her own for at least 6 years and her new fiancé has already been married, all this to say that they are starting their life together but they are not starting their lives as individuals. My friend did not register anywhere for her bridal shower and their wedding gifts because they already have all of their household furnishings, appliances, and decor.
At the bridal shower we found out that my friend is also 6 weeks pregnant. Now not only do I have to find the perfect wedding gift for the couple who already has everything, I also have to find the perfect baby gift for a dual income couple with the disposable income to purchase everything and anything that they want.
I know that we are supposed to buy a bridal shower gift for the bride or buy something that the bride can use with her husband on their wedding night. We are supposed to buy a wedding gift that the couple can use together in their new home as they start their life together, and we are supposed to buy a baby gift that will help the couple take care of and cherish their child’s memories as they grow up. But what can I buy for the couple who already has everything?
Even though my best friend is only 6 weeks pregnant they have been planning to have a baby for almost a year. They have already started buying baby clothes, baby necessities, and baby furnishings. My friend and her fiancé already started buying items themselves whenever something that they needed was on sale. They don’t want people to have to pay full price for anything if they can get it cheaper.
Trying to buy a Baby Gift
If you think that buying a gift for the couple who has everything is hard, think about buying a gift for a Financial Blogger who not only could afford to buy anything that he wants, but who also would not want people spending insane amounts of money to spoil his new child.
My friend J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy recently had a baby boy and I want to buy a gift for his new born baby. I will be meeting up with J. Money in just over a month at the Financial Blogger Conference (FINCON12) in Denver Colorado. I really want to buy a gift for his new baby, but I honestly don’t even know where to start shopping.
The obvious gift for the baby of a financial blogger is a Piggy Bank, but I am sure that J. Money already has a saving account and an education saving fund started for his new baby boy. I thought about getting him a gift card to Target so that he and his wife could buy whatever they need for their new baby boy, but should I really buy a gift card for a financial blogger? My third idea (and in my opinion the best idea) is to buy a photo album. This way J. Money and his wife can enjoy and cherish every minute with their new baby boy.
What do you think?
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