To gift or not to gift
February 24, 2012 10:54 AM Subscribe
Impromptu birthday invite...but not really a party, should I take a gift?
posted by daydreamer to society & culture (28 answers total)
Just a quick little etiquette question here. My daughters were invited to spend the night at their friend's house tomorrow night. My husband and I were also invited to stay for some burgers because they will be having a few family members over to celebrate the mom's birthday. This was all done by phone last night, it's not a birthday party per se...they're just having a few people over for burgers. My question is should I take the mom a little gift? I don't want to make her feel weird or embarrased like "oh gosh, I didn't mean for her to have to feel like she had to bring a gift". I wouldn't say we're "friends" but certainly acquaintances since our daughter's are friends. I just want to get her a little something, like maybe a nice candle for the house or something like that. I just hate to show up empty handed. Should I bring something or not worry about it?