(Closed) NWR: do ‘no gifts’ really mean ‘no gifts’??

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you think "no gifts" on an invite, REALLY means "no gifts"?
    Yes, it means no gifts and I don't take a gift! : (2 votes)
    20 %
    No, it means they don't want to seem gift grabby, but they want a gift! : (2 votes)
    20 %
    It means: take a gift if you wish : (6 votes)
    60 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would say that yes it means they really don’t want a gift.  If I said “no gifts”, I would not expect any.  I think in situation 2, if you want to buy her a bday gift since she got you one, go ahead and get it, but maybe don’t give it at the dinner party.  This way, the others don’t feel awkward that they didn’t bring a gift.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Wine is always the answer. Seriously.

    Post # 5
    Member
    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it means “take a gift if you wish”.  And I would still likely get the birthday-people gifts, even if its something as simple as a bottle of wine or something.

    Post # 6
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My personality is of the “say what you mean” type, so I really believe that people should mean what they say.

    Some people might say that etiquette says that you should still bring a gift…but I cannot imagine meeting a single person who would say “no gifts,” and yet expects you to bring a gift. Not in real life! I think if someone bothers to say that, then they REALLY don’t want any gifts!

    Post # 7
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Beluga:However, if weddingbee had a “like” button, you would defintely have gotten one!

    Post # 8
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I feel like “no gifts” means they’re not expecting anything, but won’t turn down a present. But definitely don’t go out of your way racking your brain to come up with a cute personal gift. A bottle of wine or a gift card is appropriate to me.

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