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Would you be offended if someone bought your child used clothes for her birthday?

These are the clothes. They look very new and are Gymboree brand.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Jul. 30, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I wouldn't be offended.. my kid needs all the clothes she can get.

    Those are cute!
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 7:23 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • I wouldn't be the least bit offended. It has happened in my house before, and I was grateful for the clothes, which were name brand and looked new.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 7:25 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Those are used???
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:30 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Not offended but I'm not a fan of clothes as gifts for that age. If someone gives my child something I would rather it be something they think my child would want as opposed to something they need. But nonetheless I would be thankful they gave my child a gift and make sure my child was gracious as well.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 7:30 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Obviously used ,yes
    those look new
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:31 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • would not give to a little classmate girl that my child was going to her birthday party
    from a family member- sure- fine

    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 7:35 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • They are beautiful clothes. If that is all the parent could afford, then I would understand. If not, then perhaps a little. But I would let it go.
    AubreyRed

    Answer by AubreyRed at 8:00 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • Nope. My aunt LOVES going to yard sales, and sometimes will get the girls something. It is all cute and clean. I also had a friend mail me her dd's outgrown clothing a few years ago- the clothes were cleaned, great quality, and are on their third and fourth child (we pass on our outgrown clothes to those who need them) I used to say I never wanted my kids wearing used clothing because I did as a child, but you make compromises when stuff happens and you can't provide a 100% new wardrobe, especially when they seem bent on out growing every.single.thing they have in a matter of weeks :P
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 8:00 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • I wouldn't be okay with it as a birthday gift. Any other time, sure. Then again I'm not the least bit offended when someone turns up to a party empty handed.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

  • From the looks of the two outfits posted, I'd be more than happy to have received them. They look nice and I do a lot of my daughter's clothes shopping at thrift stores anyway... in this case it's truly the thought that counts. Maybe the person couldn't afford a new gift at the time of the birthday.
    latricelewis33

    Answer by latricelewis33 at 8:24 PM on Jul. 30, 2013

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