(Closed) Would you send a baby shower gift in this situation?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I send a gift?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    26 %
    No : (16 votes)
    70 %
    Other (Explain) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t feel obligated to send a gift if I wasn’t going to make it to someone’s shower – especially if it was for someone I wasn’t close with.

    Post # 4
    219 posts
    Helper bee

    If you weren’t close and you will never see her again, I think you are fine skipping a gift here, especially if money is tight.

    Post # 7
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Mrs.Lotus:  I used to think the same way as you.  I think it’s because I would feel bad.  I just wouldn’t worried about in this situation.

    Post # 8
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    There were people who didn’t come to my bridal shower (family & friends) who didn’t send me a gift. Not a big deal at all in my opinion…I don’t expect anything. I think same goes for baby showers. You shouldn’t feel obligated to get her anything…especially if you aren’t even close to her. 

    Post # 9
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @Rouquine:  +1

    If you’re worried, you could send a “sorry I couldn’t make it/congrats on the baby” card.

    Post # 11
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think you’re obligated to at all. And if people were truly expected to send a gift even if they couldn’t make it, I suspect shower guest lists would rival Facebook friend lists in length…

    Post # 12
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t think you should buy a gift, but maybe send just a congratulating card with well wishes. The card doesn’t need a gift card or anything in it, just a nice message.

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