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We’ve been invited to a gender reveal party, our first, do you take a gift or wait for a baby shower or until bub is born?


Posted by Lisa, 14th May 2015


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  • I’ve never been to one, but I would take a gender neutral little gift.


  • I would wait for the baby shower or when the baby is born.


  • When in double buy a nice gift for mum (creams etc – something to make her feel good) and buy the baby something for the baby shower or when he/she is born.


  • I would say no if they are having a baby shower but if no baby shower and this is in place of then yes. Never been to one so can’t speak from experience sorry


  • Oh my goodness, people will have a party for anything nowadays won’t they?! I’ve never been to gender reveal party so I can’t help


  • I usually take a small gift, only a little thing, I save the bigger gift for when they’re born. All these new party ideas, they’re just money grubbing things I think


  • If they are having a baby shower as well then wait for the baby shower. You can always take a gift for the parents like you do for a normal party though.m


  • maybe just take some food. ask the host what they prefer but you usually save the gifts for the shower or birth


  • I’d ask if it was taking the place of a baby shower, or if they were having both. If both, then no, if it’s instead, then take a gift.


  • I would think not? perhaps ask if they are having a baby shower too!


  • Are they having a baby shower? Maybe this is in place of a baby shower? If it is in place of a baby shower I would take a gift. If not, then I would only gift at the baby shower and then maybe get something nice for mum when the baby is born


  • I had a gender reveal party. We never asked for gifts, just had a lovely day where our close family and friends came over, I made a high tea and we had our daughter open a big box that released balloons the colour of our baby’s gender. It was a wonderful day and for us it was about keeping our daughter feeling special through the pregnancy and it was a way she could let everyone know the gender and we got to have a lovely day. A few people bought some gifts because we didn’t have a baby shower, the rest didn’t. It isn’t really about gifts.


  • Maybe a gift for Mum… The baby gift should wait until the shower.


  • I wouldn’t take a gift. I think people have a baby shower too.


  • I’m not sure but would probably bring a gender neutral present if it were me?


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