Is it tacky to ask for gift cards for a baby shower?
Some people think that asking guests to bring gift cards can be tacky – but “gift card baby showers” are becoming more and more accepted due to the fact that it makes sense for expecting moms who have come in from out of town and can’t easily transport all of their gifts back home.
But it is the mom-to-be’s call!
How do you politely ask for gift cards instead of gifts?
There’s no polite way to ask for money/gift cards. Having a small registry or none at all is usually a hint that you’d prefer cash. A small registry is usually a good idea because some people don’t like giving cash and will give you a physical gift anyway.
How do you ask for gift cards at a baby shower?
How to Ask for Gift Cards at a Baby Shower
- Talk to relatives and close friends.
- List gift cards as an option on the baby shower invitation.
- Include gift cards on the store registry.
- Inform guests of your preferences on your website or blog.
- Plan a gift card shower.
Is it OK to ask for gift cards for a bridal shower?
No. But if someone asks you can suggest gift cards. I think it would be proper to ask the hostess to organize a gift card shower, she could have people cut out photos of things they would buy with the gift card and have write down why they like that (this would be like the household hint part of the shower).
Can you give cash at a baby shower?
While guests can give cash gifts without violating shower etiquette rules, expecting moms and shower hosts should never request cash or expect money from invited individuals. Many parents may hope to receive cash that can be used toward purchasing bigger items, such as strollers and car seats.
Is it rude to not bring a gift to a baby shower?
Though a gift is expected if a guest attends, guests should only be invited to help celebrate the upcoming arrival, not for the gift they bring. If a guest is invited to a shower but can’t attend, there is no obligation to send a gift, though they certainly may if they want to.