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    Default No gift required.

    I was just wondering, if you got an invite to a child's party and it said no gift required, would you still take one?

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    I would yes. I like buying gifts :-) but I would ring and ask the parent if there was anything they were really opposed to lol

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    I would give them a book. That is what I usually give as gifts anyway, but I assume (perhaps incorrectly?!) that when people say they don't want gifts for their children that they don't want a bunch of toys and plastic junk that they don't need.

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    That's a hard one; I've thought of putting no gifts on DDs birthday invite because although I know people mean well and it's so generous of them, we end up with so much stuff, so many plastic noisy toys that she plays with once and then they add to the clutter. But at the same time what is a kids birthday without gifts.

    I would probably put a gift voucher in a card to somewhere like toys r us, that way I don't add to their toy clutter but the birthday boy or girl still gets to choose something special for themselves.

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    Depends. A 1-2yo who doesn't equate birthday=presents, no. But an older child, I might get a small token gift, like some pretty hairclips, or a Lego minifigure, something I can pop in with the card.

    I would generally respect the parents wishes. Maybe they don't want presents as the child has too much and has no more room for anything.

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    I give a nice book

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    off topic - but @tickle ... are you the past mod Tickle?

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    off topic - but @tickle ... are you the past mod Tickle?
    Erm...yes. It's been a while between babies....

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    Thanks for the replies. I think a book is a good idea. I don't see the point in writing no presents though!


 

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