(Closed) Do you ever feel awkward for receiving gifts?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll:
    Yes, it is awkward to receive monetary gifts from strangers : (11 votes)
    44 %
    No, giving monetary gifts at weddings is customary etiquette and should be expected : (14 votes)
    56 %
    You should only feel uncomfortable about accepting more than $50 : (0 votes)
    You should not accept any monetary gifts from strangers. Give the money to your parents. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    8044 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Aquaria:  I can understand why you feel awkward, but these people sound like they’re older… so $100-$250 for them is likely pocket change. Try not to feel guilty. They wouldn’t gift it if they couldn’t afford it. Many older people get immense happiness for helping out younger people (even if you don’t need the money per se). Do something fun or useful with the money. It’s yours.

    Unless your parents are completely paying for the wedding (and even then, these are still YOUR gifts), I would simply graciously accept the money.

    If they bought you a toaster, would you give that to your parents? They give money because it’s something that you can use… guaranteed.

    Post # 4
    Member
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Aquaria:  I often feel awkward about receiving gifts, but my grandma always says the best thing you can do is smile and say thank you. Make sure you send them a thank you note!!! It would be more awkward not to keep the money, they obviously wanted you to have it and they wouldn’t give more than they could afford. Remember they once got married, so they are probably just paying it forward.

    Post # 5
    Member
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    I definitely feel awkward getting gifts. My friend offered to host another shower for me and I graciously agreed and thanked her but I just wanted to say, let’s just all go out instead of have a party to give me gifts. super awkward. 

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