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    Default Baby shower gift. Dont want to

    Hi again
    I posted a while ago about how i dont like baby showers and i wont be having one just a mixed gathering before baby.
    So i have been invited to one buy i dont even know this girl well im just there for numbers.. I dont want to give a gift as this is her 2nd baby shower and just seems like such a gift grab.. And as she isnt my direct friend i just dont want to!

    But i feel strange attending empty handed. im preg too and i wont even see this girl after her shower she is a friend of my friend who is pushing me to go with her.
    what woild u do? just go empty handed?
    its in 2weeks time so have a while to think i spose..

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    You don't know her?
    She's a friend of a friend?

    I just wouldn't go.

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    I agree with pp, is there any point in going if you don't really know her and won't see her again?

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    I think if you're not into baby showers, don't know the girl and don't want to buy a gift (or face the awkwardness of showing up empty handed) then the answer is simple - politely decline the invite

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    i know i wish i did just my friend said she didnt want to go alone because she wont know anyone else so i said ok.. wish i hadnt! but now im stuck

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    I wouldn't go but if I did I would take a small present.
    Last edited by Jenga; 12-01-2012 at 19:11.

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    Either don't go or get her something small such as a pack of singlets (always needed) some bibs, socks or a small teddy etc for the baby. That way you can go for the sake of your friend but havn't gone all out on a gift for a) someone you don't know, and b) an event you don't agree with. Just go for the free food, LOL!

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    u can change your mind. your friend will hafto either decline herself or go and deal with it. its not really your problem.

    id hate for people who would resent me for having a shower to turn up. that just puts a bad vibe on the whole day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMJandBaby View Post
    Either don't go or get her something small such as a pack of singlets (always needed) some bibs, socks or a small teddy etc for the baby. That way you can go for the sake of your friend but havn't gone all out on a gift for a) someone you don't know, and b) an event you don't agree with. Just go for the free food, LOL!
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    Just pull out, tell your friend you're sorry but can't go anymore (make up an illness if you have to). You clearly don't want to be there so don't go - i'm sure the host would rather not have someone there who isn't enjoying it and resenting being dragged along.

    If you feel you really have to go then buy a small gift and try to be as pleasant as possible while you are there - and maybe make an excuse to leave early....


 

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