Post # 1
One of my students mother invited me to her newborn’s baby shower ( In our culture we celebrate after the baby is born and throw a shower ). Shes a very nice lady who also bought me and the Co- teacher a gift for our Eid holiday. I wont be able to make it to the shower and I have written to her explaining the possibility of not attending- she hasnt responded yet and Im sure she wont be upset. But right now, I am pretty much broke. I have hubbys bday on sunday which I was preparing for, my MIL’s bday also 4 days after his so I need to get her a gift as well. Not to mention I have to buy a gift for a teacher in the school since we did Secret eid gifts from teacher.. kind of like secret santa….anyway, I have less then 100 bucks and still have to purchase hubbys cake..
Do I HAVE to buy a baby gift? I know it would be so nice to buy one, but If I cant afford it now, is it required to find any means to buy one?
Post # 3
@Mrsgurzakovic: It sounds like she has been there for you, so it would be a nice gesture if you could at least give something. Check out Pinterest for some cute, crafty ideas that would cost almost nothing. I love getting those types of gifts because it shows the person actually put some thought and time into it. No need to buy the woman a stroller! 🙂
As a teacher to a teacher, people know we’re broke. I doubt she’ll judge you for not buying something, and if she does, then she’s not someone you need around.
Post # 4
@brideatbeach: 🙂 thanks! I actually dont hang out with her.. We say hello, we talk a little bit during school hours but havent been really gone to the friends zone. I dont know if it makes a difference, but both me and my Co- teacher have been invited so I wasnt singled out.
Post # 5
I don’t think so. If you’re not a super close acquaintance and not going to the shower I dno’t see any reason you should have to.
As for receiving a gift from her, it’s common for students to give their teachers small holiday gifts as a thank you for all their work with their children. I wouldn’t then expect the teacher to give me something.
Post # 6
@Mrsgurzakovic: Oh, if that’s all it is, then blow it off. 🙂 It seemed to me from the OP that you had more of a relationship with her, but if not, you have to watch out for your wallet first. 😉
Post # 7
I don’t think its a huge deal.maybe you can get her a gift later.If you want to inbox me an address for you, I can send you a knit hat and booties for you to give her.
Post # 8
In this case I dont think I would
Post # 9
You don’t have to do anything. Me personally though? I’d probably at least get her a card and one of those cheap packs of pacifiers. It would be a nice, small, cheap gesture. We’re talking about less than $10 cheap. BUt again, you don’t have to if you don’t want to or can’t.
Post # 10
Not sure where you are located, but baby clothes come pretty cheap around here. You can get a cute baby onesie at Target for $10. I think considering the circumstances you can get away with getting something small, but I would get something.
Post # 11
I second the idea of something small and crafty/inexpensive. Just a nice gesture. 🙂
Post # 12
I would maybe send a card with something inexpensive that is cute, like a decoration for the baby’s room or a cheap little onesie or something. Ordinarily I would say get her just a card and that’s it, but my mom always bought people baby gifts, and I think it can be so useful, so I vote for something small and cheap.
Post # 13
No, I definitely don’t think you need to give a gift. That said, I would probably give a card and/or something cute/cheap. One of my favorite gifts was a “sock bouquet” in my college’s colors. You can google for easy DIYS, and you could get supplies at the Dollar Tree for $3. Personally, $3 is worth avoiding possible awkwardness, though I don’t think it’s rude not to give a gift in this case.
Post # 14
Make her a couple of these and add a card- substitute a cloth bib for the diapers used in the original instructions so you don’t have to buy a whole pack of diapers.
Post # 15
@Krises: yup agree!
CLEARANCE RACK! Jk I’m cheap so would do it. A gift is a gift. It’s the thought that counts.