(Closed) Do I still have to buy a gift? ( NWR )

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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! πŸ™‚ 

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 # 5
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrsgurzakovic: Oh, if that’s all it is, then blow it off. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜‰

Post # 7
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In this case I dont think I would

Post # 9
2893 posts
Sugar bee

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
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
986 posts
Busy bee

I second the idea of something small and crafty/inexpensive. Just a nice gesture. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 12
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
46420 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Krises:  yup agree!

CLEARANCE RACK! Jk I’m cheap so would do it. A gift is a gift. It’s the thought that counts.

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