What is the etiquette when it comes to birthday presents if your child is invited to a party but we can't go? Do you still buy a present & drop off before or after the party? I'm asking as I'm not sure as my DS1 been invited to 3 parties but he can't go as we will be overseas at those times but these kids will be coming to his party & will most likely give him a gift. A friend said you don't buy unless you going...? If it means anything, DS1 will be 3. TFR 😊
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26-10-2013 16:00 #1
Birthday present etiquette
26-10-2013 16:02 #2Senior Member
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I generally buy one even if we aren't going. I figure if they took the courtesy to invite us then I will buy the present.
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26-10-2013 16:11 #4Senior Member
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We still buy. Dd had pretty.much her entire class at her party. But we've only been able to attend a few parties. So ive taken a gift to the school with me at pick up on friday usually before the party.
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26-10-2013 21:03 #5Senior Member
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No I don't buy. If it was their bestie then I would consider it, but not at 3yo.
And during all the years of parties we've had, I can only remember 2(?) kids who've brought my kids presents after the party if they didn't attend.
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26-10-2013 21:07 #6
Depends on your relationship with the person. If it was a good friend or family then yes I would buy a small gift. Otherwise no I wouldn't bother.
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27-10-2013 12:21 #7
Thanks ladies... Of the 3 parties he will be missing, 2 are those of Moms we rarely see (moms from Moms Group that work FT). The 1 we see a bit more. I'm thinking of getting something small (clothes, books etc) for them all anyway 😊.
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