Should I send my friend a baby present?

posted 2 months ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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9294 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

If you can’t really afford it, haven’t seen/talked to her in years, and she doesn’t respond to your efforts to reach out – I would say no, do not send her a baby gift. 

Post # 4
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3083 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

It sounds like despite knowing each other for quite some time, she has happily allowed the friendship to fade. 

What are your reasons for wanting to send a gift? What is the purpose in doing so?

Post # 5
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7685 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would just go with your gut on this one bee. If you feel moved to send her something, then send her something and dont’ stress about it any further. It doesn’t have to be expensive – a children’s book or a onesie would be just fine! 

But if you don’t want to send her something, then don’t. There’s no obligation.

Post # 6
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442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Eh, it sounds like your friendship has faded. I made the mistake of sending a baby gift to a high school friend and I never once got a thank you or ever heard from that friend again. I honestly regret the money I wasted. Especially if you’re on a tight budget it may not be the best way to spend your money. I like the idea of sending a card though! Do you think she would send you a gift if you were having a chiild? If not it may be best to hold back from giving no matter how generous that may be of you!

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