(Closed) !!! CoWorker Gift is tooo much!!!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mel_pedraza: Just graciously accept it and write her a very nice and personalized thank you note. Is it a store where maybe you could go shopping together? Or when you shop there you could pick her out a little something to go with your thank you note to her?

If she gave you the gift card, she felt the amount was appropriate. Everyone has different ideas of “how much” is right to give.

Post # 4
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think she will feel bad if you give it back. An uninvited coworker is the only one who has bought us anything of the registry so far and it was on the high-end, but I would never think of giving it back, i think she would be offended.

Post # 5
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I personally wouldn’t give it back.  I would be afraid that it would make me appear to be ungrateful.  However, I would make sure to show her how much I appreciate her generous gift.  Most likely, I would take her out to lunch to a place of her choice.  Having lunch together would also give you the chance to get to know each other better, since you just started talking. 

The bottom line is, you need to do what you are comfortable with. 

Post # 6
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I wouldn’t give the gift card back! She probably just is a very genrous gifter! Like the pp a very nice thank you note, and maybe a little gift would be very nice. But she probably values the friendship you have started and thought the gift was a nie thing to do fo you!

Post # 7
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can’t give it back. You can graciously accept it! I think she’d feel insulted if you tried to give it back to her. She obviously feels it’s an appropriate amount, or she shouldn’t have done it!

Post # 8
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

That’s both awkward and strange. Was this a wedding gift? Has she already been invited to the wedding? If both answers are yes, I would just keep it and thank her the same way you thank everyone else, if not then I might tell her the gift was overly generous and while you appreciate the thought, you just can’t accept it.

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