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Bring it early, send it late, or skip it altogether?

When your child is invited to a birthday party and you can't come to the party do you bring the gift early so the birthday child will have it to open at the party, send it over afterward, or not send a present if you don't go to the party?


Asked by KateDinVA at 8:53 PM on Jun. 5, 2011 in Shopping

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Answers (8)
  • if you feel like you still need to get a present for someone that has a party you cant attend it's usually customary that you send the gift early so that the child can open it at the party and the parents know that you were thinking of the child even tho you weren't there.

    Answer by amberpaiz at 8:59 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • If you child won't be there i don't send anything unless it's a good friend

    Answer by happymama02 at 8:58 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • If my kid doesn't go to the party we don't do a gift, unless it is someone close to us.

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 9:14 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • I send it early.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:57 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • If it's a close friend or a cousin, they I try to send it early but if it gets there afterwards I know it's no big deal. If it's a friend from day care, school, or a play group, If we planned to attend but had to cancel at the last minute and already have a present, I will take it over after the party. If we can't go to begin with, I don't give a present.

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 9:07 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Early

    Answer by sherribeare at 12:44 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • No present if kid doesn't go.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • If we don't go to the party we don't do a gift.

    Answer by CometGirl at 3:19 PM on Jun. 7, 2011