Is this becoming more common? My nieces 5th b-day is coming up and we got an invite but it says no gift. I will obviously get her a gift because its my niece but I just don't understand it or agree w/ it.Answer Question
Some people think you are letting them off the hook by saying no gifts, and hope this will encourage more to come to the party. I think I might definitely consider it if I were inviting kids from my child's class at school. Also, some people really do want no gifts because their kids already have way too much. I've seen some that ask for donations in lieu of gifts, and I think that is ok. Really I'd rather just send and receive regular, old-fashioned invitations that don't say anything about gifts, but I do think this is becoming more common.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 1:45 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
It is getting to that point at our home, my girls have about everything they could ever want and are like me, very picky! So I can see why a parent would say no gifts, plus if the child did not like something it is a pain in the butt to take something back. With a family member though that is different I would take a gift. Our friends donate to charities like we do I would just ask that parent what charity they wanted money donated to and place a donation in that child's name if you feel like doing something.
Answer by lapcounter at 2:01 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by preacherskid at 2:08 PM on Feb. 26, 2010