Post # 1
I have a bit of a dillema, I am hosting a christmas party tomorow, we have around 14 people. I’ve only bought gifts for my best friend and her sister and his husband. We plan on exchanging gifts after everyone else leaves. The only dilemma is my best friend is bringing along one of her other female friends that I am not very close to. I’ve seen her maybe total of 10 times in 4 years. She will be with us while we open presents as my husband will be driving all of them to the subway together. Do I have to buy her a gift? is it too akward to open presents if I don’t have anything for her? She is very picky and I really have no idea what I would get her as I really don’t know her at all. I don’t believe shell be giving us any gifts either. I’ve asked my best friend and she told me how picky this friend is and that she only likes gift cards, so that means I’d have to spend 20-25 on a gift card for someone I really don’t know. I don’t want to seem cheap, at the same time I’ve already spent so much money this christmas and have very limited funds until the end of the month…
What do you ladies suggest??
Post # 2
I buy everyone a gift (I’m at 50 gifts and counting in the wrapping procoess) but in this circumstance, no. Your best friend should have a gift for her if she’s a friend right? This person is just an acquaintance.
Post # 4
Yes my best friend is bringing a gift for her. (gift card)
Post # 5
$10 for starbucks or something along that line. In my eyes, it definitely doesn’t have to be the same price as your friends.
Post # 6
No, I wouldn’t go out of my way for this girl. If anything, a token small candle, christmas socks or some candy is nice so she can open something too, but I wouldn’t stretch my budget for a gift card for a stranger.
Post # 7
I agree with the above posters in that you don’t need to break the bank for a stranger, but a small gift could be a nice gesture to make sure everyone feels included. A small gift card for starbucks or a lotion or candle will be nice enough, I’d think. I guess just think about how you would feel being her and what would help you feel included.
Post # 8
Yes, I would definitely buy her a gift, but I don’t think it needs to be on par with the others. As other posters have suggested, a $10 starbucks gift card, a christmas candle, christmas socks, or some candy would all work. Great suggestions.
I think it would be ridiculously awkward for you to exchange gifts with your best friend and her husband without giving this girl ANYTHING.
Post # 9
Thank you ladies! I just bought her a big box of chocholat truffles and a small starbucks gift card so that should be sufficient. Thanks so much for commenting!