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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    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?
    Wasn't on the box to make it sentimental, was on the actual packaging that normally gets thrown in the bin once you open the product. The gift was encased in the packaging so it would be obvious if you took the packaging off ( unlike just a sleeve)

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    IMG_1492636573.961598.jpg wasn't this product but something similar

    Ps this was really a friend party, not my child. I didn't say anything but just thought it odd

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    I don't have a problem with it. I've written on wrapping paper before.

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    Books yes, others gifts no. Unless uber sentimental maybe?
    To me it just seems week to write on it to be honest, especially when there was a card. Even without the card I find it odd.

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    I don't have a problem with it, however I do think it's a bit odd considering a card was also given.

    Makes me wonder if it's a strategic move? Maybe the gift giver has caught people selling gifts before and is trying to make it difficult for the recipient to do it?!

    Another possible scenario - they want the recipient to remember who gave it to them - by writing on the packaging, at the end of the day when the flurry of gift opening is finished, it will still be clear who gave them the tea set.

    Scenario 3 - maybe the gift giver didn't think they'd be able to wrap it, so they wrote on the packaging instead, then last minute they were able to scratch up a card and wrapping paper?

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    First thought was they forgot a card but after reading further, I find it really odd but not necessarily rude or wrong.

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    Nope I don't see it as rude or a problem. I wouldn't be upset if someone wrote on a gift they gave me or my child.
    If there's a conscious expectation in the back of people's minds these days of being able to re-sell, re-gift or give away gifts received that makes me more uncomfortable.

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    I wouldn't even give it a second thought if someone wrote on the packaging of a gift I, or my child, received.

    The notion of regifting or selling doesn't even cross my mind when we get presents. If we got a double up and it's pointless to keep, I'd be more likely to take it to one of the grandparents' houses.

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    I think it's perfectly fine if they've written on the gift wrapping. Writing on the actual packaging of the toy is a bit weird. And sometimes you have to return a gift because your child has received 2 or 3 of the same thing. It's a bit presumptuous to assume the gift won't need to be returned or exchanged to be honest. My philosophy is once I give someone a gift it's none of my business what they do with it.

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    I wouldn't do it, but I don't think I'd give it a second thought.

    Maybe they just wanted to make sure the recipient knew who it was from? I've been to some kids parties where the piles of presents are just insane, and you'd be hard pressed to remember who gave what.


 

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