So I was friends with this girl in high school, we drifted, but remained cordial, and now we work together. She has a 2 1/2 year old son and I know that she is having a hard time financially as they cut her hours back at work and her husband doesn't work. I have the means to purchase her son a Christmas present, but he doesn't know me, so I would just give it to her to give to him. I want to get him something to make sure he still gets a "good" Christmas, but I don't want to upset my friend. Do I wrap it and give it him from me even though he doesn't know me? Do I give it to her and tell her it can be from whomever she wants it to be from? Do I skip it altogether? She has been open to me about her financial problems, so that isn't just an assumption.
That is nice & most of all thoughtful for the boy. He is 2 & 1/2. He isn't going to know who it is from even if he is told. Well he won't remember that is for sure. Just wrap it & give it to her for him. She may put it under the tree, it won't matter. I don't see why you would have to say anything that would lead her to be offended. Just give the present to her & say your family was buying for kids only this year & you thought about him. Some things can be understood between people without words being said.
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Answer by lilsweetredhead at 8:22 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
Give the gift to him, from you. Skip all the talk. Just say, "I am happy to have you as a friend. I thought your son would enjoy this gift." She will be grateful and the manner in which you give the gift is not important or relevant. Just do a nice thing, and move on.
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