(Closed) The "no gifts please" birthday

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do they really mean "no gifts"?
    Yes, respect their wishes : (24 votes)
    80 %
    No, bring on the presents! : (5 votes)
    17 %
    other, I'll explain : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think they really mean it.

    Post # 4
    7560 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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 # 6
    23 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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 # 8
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’d just give a nice card:)

    Post # 9
    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Maybe find another more private time to give her the gift. 

    Post # 10
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You already bought it! Why not just give it to them?

    Post # 12
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I ALWAYS really mean it. However, one or two of my friends usually bring something anyway. The rest do not.

    Post # 13
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @bostonkate:  this sounds like a good idea

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