Baby Shower Cash Gift Wording Ideas

On this page we have some baby shower cash gift wording tips and ideas that may take a bit of the sting out of asking for money rather than a more traditional gift.  Opting for monetary gifts is a growing trend that young people just starting out easily understand but what about getting the approval of less progressive, older guests?

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Blaming the economy for what grandparents may perceive to be bad manners may not be enough to get a pass. This practice requires careful wording to avoid being frowned upon for what may be seen as an embarrassing breach of the rules of etiquette.

Surprisingly, it has become most acceptable for couples getting married to ask for money since they may be covering their own wedding and reception expenses which as we know is not the case for a baby shower.

More baby shower cash gift wording ideas.

How Much?

Guests may wonder how cash is expected and that perhaps is the key to remaining in Miss Manners' good graces; it is not advised to ask for or expect a specific amount.

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How to Tastefully Ask for Cash Gifts

Wording matters when requesting cash baby shower gifts and the direct approach is the best approach. Close family and friends accustomed to giving personalized keepsakes to newborns may react with surprise initially but may warm up to the idea when they realize that the guesswork has been removed from the equation and there is no shopping time involved.

Here are some baby shower cash gift wording ideas and suggestions that might be printed on the baby shower invitation or on an enclosure.

  1. As we are saving for {insert item here} we would appreciate it if guests attending the shower bring cash donations in lieu of baby gifts. Thank you very much!
  2. We ask only for your presence at the shower being held for our baby {boy or girl} but if your wish to bring a present, we would be honored to receive a cash gift to add to our child's college fund! Much love and many thanks!
  3. We require only your presence at our baby {boy's or girl's} shower but if you were thinking of bringing a gift, we would greatly appreciate a gift of cash to help start our child's college fund {or whatever you are saving for here}. Thank you so much!
  4. If you were thinking of bringing a gift to the baby shower, we would appreciate a gift of cash as a contribution to our baby's future.
  5. In lieu of baby gifts, we would greatly appreciate cash donations to help us start a college fund for our baby {or insert other item here}.

Tip: Guests are very receptive to the idea of a baby college fund shower where their cash gifts are earmarked for education purposes.

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