Nancy R. Mitchell gives us some protocol and etiquette advice on gift giving, such as when should you give a baby gift
Host: When I must give a baby gift? Nancy Mitchell: The only time that you are truly obligated to give a baby gift is if you go to a baby shower. If you receive an announcement after a baby is born you are not obligated to give a baby gift. However if you are a relative, you are a very closed friend you will want to give something that celebrates with the couple’s birth of their child. So, don t feel as if it's an obligation feel that s it's an opportunity to share your affection, your friendship, your love with people who are having a wonderful occasion in their life together. Then decide based on your friendship what the gift will be.