How much should the average person spend on a wedding gift, bridal shower gift or baby gift?

The amount you spend is dependent upon your budget and your relationship with the wedding couple or parents-to-be. Here are some averages or general guidelines.

Wedding gifts:
Young person with limited budget – $50
Not a close friend or a distant relative – $50 – $100
Close friend or relative $100 – $200, more in urban areas

Bridal Shower gift:
Less than the wedding gift — $30 to $75

Baby Shower gift:
On average – $30 to $50
Family member baby shower gift — $50 to $100

What people spend can vary greatly by region. You can use the above as a guideline, but customs in your family or area may be higher or lower.

You can also find tips and information related to gift giving for weddings, bridal and baby showers, graduations, and more on’s give it blog.

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