Used baby shower items?
March 26, 2014 1:13 PM Subscribe
How acceptable it is to give baby shower gifts that are previously-used?
posted by Liesl to Human Relations (43 answers total)
I'm attending a baby shower on Saturday. I forgot all about it until not very long ago, and don't have time to ship gifts from the store she is registered at, and definitely don't have time to schlep uptown to the store itself.
I have two kids, not planning on having any more, and I have a bunch of baby items that I'd like to be rid of. Most are in pretty decent or excellent shape, but obviously used. Do you think it's acceptable to give used items at a baby shower? There are a few items on her registry that are things I already have and would really like to get rid of (Bumbo, etc.). Or I could pick something that I found really useful that she doesn't have on her registry.
The practical and eco-conscious part of me says this is totally okay. But socially, is there an expectation that baby shower gifts be brand-new?