Post # 1
I just can’t get my shit together this year in regards to gift-giving! I went to a wedding over the summer and didn’t order the gift until AFTER the wedding and there was international shipping involved so it probably arrived two months late. (In fact, I never got confirmation that it arrived at all and I’m kind of embarassed to ask my friend because I sent it so late…maybe she got it but she’s a little pissed that it was late.)
Now I’ve been so busy with my visiting BF that I didn’t even order family gifts until today, so it’s unlikely that they will be under the tree Christmas day. WTF is wrong with me.
I always send thoughtful gifts (that’s part of the problem-I spend too much time looking and debating what to get them) but I feel really bad for being late! Too late to do anything about it now though…
Are you less happy about a gift if it arrives after the occassion (Christmas, birthday, wedding) or are you happy to get a gift at anytime?
Post # 3
I believe that etiquette allows wedding guests up to a year after the wedding date to send gifts. I wouldn’t worry about it. I’d still LOVE it even if it was late!
Call you friend and ask 🙂
Post # 4
@worldtraveler: The older I get I don’t care. lol I know DH isn’t going to get me anything but I don’t have hurt feelings. We received presents about a month after the wedding and honestly it didn’t bother me. I know people get busy and have their own lives.
Post # 5
I’m always most appreciative of the thought and generosity involved in a person giving me a gift, so I wouldn’t have a problem with it getting there late. Getting angry over a gift being late seems ungrateful to me.
Post # 6
I would be happy getting almost any gift and definitely at any time!
Post # 7
I would not be one bit disappointed. As PP has pointed out, etiquette states you can send a gift up to one year after the wedding.
Post # 8
I’d be stoked because I wouldn’t have been expecting it!
Post # 12
I would be a little excited if it was late i suppose… in a kid-ish way, because that would be i would have another present that i would get to open!! 🙂 Don’t worry, it is the thought that counts any ways!
Post # 13
Who gets mad when they get a gift?
Post # 14
Maybe my family is just lazy, but I usually receive half my presents after the fact lol. I say it’s NBD.
Post # 15
I don’t mind gifts not being on time. I’ve given and gotten birthday gifts months in advance or months late from people I wouldn’t be seeing closer to the date. In my family it’s common to get a card with a picture of a gift on Chirstmas morning because it hasn’t shipped yet.
If someone is very formal about etiquette they may be more sensitive about it, but I can’t see anyone being upset because a gift is late.
Post # 16
I don’t mind. For your wedding, Christmas, etc., you’re already expecting gifts. But when one comes late, it is more exciting because it’s not expected!