my friend just had her baby girl and she was gonna have a baby shower with friends but then she had the baby so it had to be rescheduled. i had more time to find something for her. i dont spend a lot if i dont have to. i go to garage sales and find things that are new or gently used with no stains or nice stuffed animals. of course if they are big then i wash them. if they are small and dont stink i put them with the baby stuff. i gave my friend a 25 cent blanket, 1.00(in the box) baby shoes, and a little pink teddy bear which i got for like 10 cents. so she got a gift that was retailed about 15 dollars and i only spent $1.35 on it. the bag i put it in was a used but like brand new bag from verizon and i just covered the label. thats how u do it folks. don't spend a *bleep* load of money on someone who had like 2-3 baby showers already even before she had the baby. everything that i got was brand new or gently used and like new.
that's how i roll. my friend said she doesnt care if it is used.. the baby will grow and she wont fit into it for long. she doesnt want us to spend a lot in the first place.