Post # 1
When someone says “no gifts please” on an invitation for a birthday get together, do you think they really mean it?
I already bought her a gift but now I’m considering saving it for another occasion? Or should I just go ahead and give it to her then?
Post # 3
I think they really mean it.
Post # 4
I would save the gift for later. You don’t want to make everyone else feel bad because they didn’t bring a gift. If you feel weird coming empty handed, maybe bring a funny card?
Post # 5
@AlwaysSunny: A card might work. We are meeting at a wine bar so maybe she doesn’t want to have to keep track of any gifts. Thanks!
Post # 6
I agree, save the gift for later. If you’re uneasy about showing up empty handed and having others potentially showing up with gifts maybe bring your gift and leave it in the car just in case?
Post # 7
@bostonkate: Oh that’s a good idea! Or I can just give it to her at the car as we are leaving. Thanks ladies! Great solutions!
Post # 8
I’d just give a nice card:)
Post # 9
Maybe find another more private time to give her the gift.
Post # 10
Unless they have issues they really mean it. I am saying no gifts at our wedding and if people give them I might accidentally leave them behind to be divided up by people working our wedding just joking(maybe!).
Post # 11
You already bought it! Why not just give it to them?
Post # 12
I ALWAYS really mean it. However, one or two of my friends usually bring something anyway. The rest do not.
Post # 13
@bostonkate: this sounds like a good idea