Should I send a gift to this person?
December 20, 2010 5:32 AM Subscribe
Would you ever send someone an anonymous gift - particularly if you haven't had a good relationship with them?
posted by mleigh to Human Relations (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have never really sent anyone an anonymous gift before but I like the idea of it. This wouldn't be a totally anonymous gift because I think they will know it's from me but I wouldn't be putting my name or address on it either.
The person I'm thinking about sending it to is one of my former managers - we've had a tempestuous relationship and I don't know if we'll ever work together again, but I would like to should the opportunity arise.
However, I don't want to make a big song and dance out of this gift - I just want them to get it and interpret it however they wish. On the one hand I don't see how it could make anything worse than it already is, on the other hand, it is a weird thing to do when you've not had a great relationship with one another.
Do you think I should send an anonymous gift to this person?