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Rude or practical?

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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My dd is turning two. She doesnt need any toys or clothes. She has sooooo much. We are blessed.

My family will honestly buy cheap crap she will open and forget. We prefer toys without batteries.

Can I ask that in lew of gifts they contribute if they want for a zoo pass or aquarium pass. . something she can enjoy all year?

Is that really rude..or practical.
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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JustBreath2013
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Practical.....great idea imo
AmandaT89
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Practical
Litlmama87
by Platinum Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM
I wouldn't do it.

Let people make their own choices and donate what you're too good for.
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moroccanmommy
by Silver Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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Too good for??
**sigh**

We have way to many material things


Quoting Litlmama87:

I wouldn't do it.



Let people make their own choices and donate what you're too good for.
Lorik1969
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Practical. Savings bonds or a donation to her college fund is also good, especially if you're asking your family.
Litlmama87
by Platinum Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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Lol it may be practical to you, but that's what others will assume you're saying.

Unless they ask what you want specifically (which I would do to make sure my gift is of use), people take offense to telling them how to spend their money.
Quoting moroccanmommy:

Too good for??

**sigh**



We have way to many material things


Quoting Litlmama87:

I wouldn't do it.





Let people make their own choices and donate what you're too good for.
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davnrori
by Platinum Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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 *lieu

I would simply say that gifts are not necessary rather than try to guide people to the gifts you want them to buy.

spicy_n_sweet
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Practical and a good idea.

 When they are that age, a toy becomes pretty boring pretty fast and they move on to a new one. Clothes, they always outgrow and new ones are always being bought.  However, passes to the zoo/aquarium, is something that she will always experience/notice something new with. She will learn and absorb more from. And you get to enjoy it to, which isn't always the case with some toys.

-_-
by Ruby Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM
I wouldn't think it's rude.
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tardistraveller
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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