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    Default Writing on packaging of birthday gift?

    I went to a kids party on the weekend ( under 6 year olds).
    The birthday girl opened the gifts and for one the givers parents ( writing too neat to be a 5 year olds) had written on the packaging "happy 6th birthday (name) hope you have a great day".
    What's your thoughts on this? I actually think it's a little rude ( different if the child wrote on it). Why well numerous reasons.
    What if birthday girl already had this tea set? They now can not exchange or give it to another child or even really a charity ( I'm sure the charity will take it but might not get as much for it because it's personalised) or sell it as new on bss pages.
    I also thought that the parents thought the receivers parents were likely to pass it on.

    Have you done this? Would you do this ( as a parent not letting your child personalise the gift) what's your thoughts

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    I see nothing wrong with this. I often write personalised messages on the inside covers of books given as gifts. I don't select gifts with ease of on selling by the receiver in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I see nothing wrong with this. I often write personalised messages on the inside covers of books given as gifts. I don't select gifts with ease of on selling by the receiver in mind.
    I see books as something different...
    I pick gifts I think the receiver will enjoy ( and not ease of them selling) but I just thought it odd to write on the packaging.

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    I may be guilty of doing something like this! In the hectic chaos of the party shenanigans sometimes gifts all get mixed up and I love knowing who gave what as I think of the giver when the gift is used and enjoyed. Also helps to personalise thank you cards if you know exactly what gift was given.

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    I really don't see the issue...

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    I would be appalled if someone immediately turned around and sold a gift that I had given them. Do people actually do this??? That's it, I'm writing ALL OVER everything from now on!

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    Was there a card as well? Sounds like they forgot to get one!

    I wouldn't do this, I hate damaged packaging. Dh once got me a Christmas gift and took it out of the packaging then wrapped it. I totally flipped out...I like taking packaging off myself, and also he had actually gotten the wrong thing so I couldn't return it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    Was there a card as well? Sounds like they forgot to get one!

    I wouldn't do this, I hate damaged packaging. Dh once got me a Christmas gift and took it out of the packaging then wrapped it. I totally flipped out...I like taking packaging off myself, and also he had actually gotten the wrong thing so I couldn't return it!
    Yes a card too...

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    Initially I thought they wrote on the wrapping paper, I'm guilty of that one, when I have forgotten to get a card.
    On the actual gift I feel is a little odd, because what if someone got the same item? I'm fine with people exchanging a gift I have bought, so I would never write on the actual packaging. I am a re-gifter with toys so many I'm sure would not agree, as in if DD gets a barbie we re-gift, she has not played with barbies for the last 3 years. Although I have written on the inside of a books, to me this is different and it's usually because there is a reason as to why it was that book that I purchased.

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    Was it actually a tea set? I'm assuming it came in one of those little suitcases and that's what they wrote on? Maybe they were trying to be sentimental, like you do with a book and thought the child's first tea set was worthy of the sentiment?


 

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