I received a mass email invite to a baby shower, being thrown by the mother herself. There were 48 people on the invitation email. She broke the 48 into three groups and asked that Group A bring decor/centerpieces, Group B bring appetizers/dessert, and Group C bring drinks. She also included her address and said that if people can't make it to the shower, they can just send gifts directly to her.
I looked at the registry items and most are between $150-$500. She is unemployed and there is no dad in the picture, so I know finances must be tight. But seriously?
I'm really considering just sending diapers and wipes, or a teddy bear for the kid.