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A female semi-important acquaintance just had a baby girl and going to send her a casual (as in lightweight) gift with a budget of 400-500. Any suggestions? Thought about sending a pair of Balenciaga kids shoes, but also curious about others’ suggestions

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Don’t buy shoes or clothing. They literally last weeks at best. Maybe a nice kids blanket or some such thing that lasts…or that plus a nice spa/massage card for mom.

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Blanket is a great idea Also I was gonna suggest Barbara Sturm has a kids set with cream, baby shampoo, etc. that is super cute and the products are great quality! very expensive compared to other affordable options, it’s just cream and shampoo after all… but it’s a nice gift

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Curious why so much? If she’s just an acquaintance, that seems like a heavy amount to spend. I’m not sure what “semi important” means though so that context could help

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Got it. You do you, I think that’s probably too much. It’s the thought not the amount! Something personalized or engraved would be thoughtful

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Second the Tiffany’s baby gift section.

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If you insist on clothing/shoes, buy stuff that will fit the baby like 6 months to a year from now because chances are the baby’s already received lots of gifts for those first months and babies grow fast! - The Row for kids - eckhaus latta for baby - rick Owens geobaskets for baby Less fancy/less grown up but still nice to get an outfit from: maisonette Other gifts that could be great keepsakes one day (think of things made from great materials and are not so miniature that someone won’t use them when they’re not a baby anymore) - a small stuffed animal from a heritage brand like FAO Schwarz or Steiff - a beautiful bound book - personalized blanket (Neiman Marcus has some) - something from the Tiffany baby gift selection

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Cash. New parents are really gonna appreciate the extra cash but are also going to be swamped with clutter and wouldn’t need extra stuffs

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Forget the shoes the kid will grow out of in two weeks. The answer is: Savings bonds

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Why not just gift her that to her favorite children’s store or Amazon? Or you could buy something along the lines of keepsake? A baby bracelet or necklace? Or you could gift a cooked food delivery service?

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If you are looking to spend that kind of money I would say stay away from spending that on clothes get her some baby or gift card.

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400-500 you can get a really fancy crib bedding set

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Funding a night nurse. Or, a hotel stay nearby about 4-6 weeks fro now when she's about to be wildly overwhelmed. Or, fly her mom/sister/trusted-motherly figure in to visit/help. A baby Brezza and a yearly subscription via Amazon for Similac, along with all the bottles and nipples.

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Personally I would avoid choosing something as intimate as formula for someone I don’t know very well. I would not want to seem prescriptive with my choice for what their baby ingests

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