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Follow-up after a wedding gift was sent - is six weeks too soon?

Is it too early - or is it a jerky move - to ask friends if they got a wedding gift I sent six weeks ago? [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Oct 1, 2013 - 35 answers

a smelly situation

Our friend gave us a loathsome housewarming gift, and we are in an etiquette bind! [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Aug 7, 2013 - 47 answers

We'd like that gift NOW, please

Several months ago, for my partner's birthday, my MIL decided to gift us with an electric kettle. We were happy, because we had been planning to get one, and said as much to her. But then she couldn't find the "right one" (she's quite particular about aesthetics) and now the whole idea seems to have slipped off her radar. But the winter is approaching, we're making a lot of tea, and we would really really like to have that kettle. Do we remind her, buy it ourselves, or what? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Sep 28, 2012 - 28 answers

Give Me a Number!

What is an appropriate amount to spend on a wedding gift for myself and my guest, if I am a bridesmaid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Baby shower gift giving etiquette

Attending a baby shower for an out-of-town long time friend, hosted in our home town. Should I bring a gift to the shower, or have it mailed to her house? [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Apr 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Overdue Wedding Gift Etiquette

OverdueWeddingGiftFilter: What's the best way to handle overdue wedding gifts? [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Apr 2, 2012 - 12 answers

cash as a gift in the US

Help me understand why cash is not considered an acceptable gift option in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by needled on Dec 24, 2011 - 37 answers

What kind of gift should I get for my assistant?

Xmas gift for an assistant? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 8, 2011 - 29 answers

I am a horrible person: New Baby Edition

I flaked out on a friend's new-baby acknowledgment... for two months! Exactly how much of a transgression is this, and what (if anything) can I do to mitigate the damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Is there a "Miss Manners" attachment to this thing?

Plate o' wedding beans: We're starting to receive early wedding gifts, both from people attending and not attending the ceremony in 3.5 weeks. Should we open them? Acknowledge their receipt? Send proper thank-you notes? Help me, Emily-Post-i-fites. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Feb 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Maybe I should say no thanks in song?

Unwanted gift etiquette - What do I do with this thing now? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Jan 30, 2011 - 22 answers

how does half a dinner sound?

Wedding gift etiquette question: Should I give a gift certificate to a couple for one person's meal at a restaurant that I know the couple really wants to go to (Komi), or a gift certificate for a meal for two somewhere else, but a place that is not quite as good (Palena)? (DC-specific!) [more inside]
posted by min on Nov 12, 2010 - 26 answers

I want to give my prof a gift, is it okay?

Etiquette filter: I'd like to give my Creative Writing professor a gift to celebrate her new baby (due in Dec). Her and her husband are also the advisors for the Creative Writing side of the English Department, of which I'm a grad student. Am I crossing any ethical boundaries? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Nov 10, 2010 - 13 answers

What is a polite gift for Americans visiting Parisian couple for dinner?

What is a proper gift to bring a same-sex Parisian couple when invited to dinner? [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Aug 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Thank you too much!

A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on May 26, 2009 - 23 answers

Take the iPhone or Get a Blackberry Storm?

Gift receiving etiquette: accept the iPhone that was promised me or go rogue and get a Blackberry Storm? Related: is the Blackberry really better? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Dec 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Can I buy the bride a pair of reality goggles?

What do you do when buying a gift for friends soon to be (re)married but think the happy pair are being selfish twits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 44 answers

How to reward from afar

What is a good gift for a bunch of web developers in India? [more inside]
posted by pencroft on Jun 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Suitable gift for Irish teacher

My children are finishing the year at a primary school in Ireland. Their teachers have been wonderful and I want to give them an end of the year thank you gift. In the U.S. gift certificates are popular but I'm unsure of the etiquette surrounding gift giving in this situation. Please advise. Thank you!
posted by KTrujillo on Jun 21, 2008 - 10 answers

In appreciation for spiritual guidance and leadership

When undergoing an ministerial ordination ceremony, is it customary or common for the about-to-be-ordained person to gift the minister who is conveying the ordination? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I get either of my step-siblings baby-warming gifts?

My two stepsisters each recently gave birth. Should I get either of them a gift? It gets a little complicated. [more inside]
posted by drycleanonly on Apr 22, 2007 - 18 answers

Unwanted iPod vs. Happy Girlfriend

My girlfriend gave me an iPod Nano for Christmas but I was going to ask for a iPod 60GB for my birthday. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2007 - 34 answers

I don't want a wedding list/gift registry!

How do I avoid a "wedding" list (or gift registry as they're called here) without upsetting people? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Nov 1, 2006 - 38 answers

Baby Shower etiquette for men/dummies

If my wife hosts a baby shower, fairly large (30+ people) for her friend (with all the expense, labour and effort that requires) would she still be expected to give a present to her friend on top of this?
posted by iTristan on Jun 11, 2006 - 20 answers

Inheritance etiquette?

Is it overly-morbid to thank a (still-living) relative for including you in their will? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2005 - 6 answers

Returned Gift to Company for Refund; Chargeback Given to Gift-Giver

Is there a good way to go about returning or exhanging gifts without embarrassing anybody? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jan 3, 2005 - 14 answers

Should I give my boss a Christmas present?

WorkplaceEtiquetteFilter: I plan to give my boss his Christmas gift tomorrow. But now I've seen some people on some other sites (fark, ahem) saying that getting a gift for the boss is "ass-sucking" (they sure have a way of talking over there!). So I'm wondering: is my rather nice gift going to be perceived as my being an ass? [+] [more inside]
posted by u.n. owen on Dec 21, 2004 - 32 answers

Gift Rebate

Gift etiquette question: I bought my parents a digital camera and extra memory card for Christmas. There is a mail-in rebate for the memory card -- but to get it I have to have the barcode from inside the hard plastic shell package. Assuming my folks like the camera and choose to keep it, I'd like to get the rebate without looking like a skinflint. Other than secretly rummaging through the garbage cans in the aftermath of the gift exchange, what's the polite way to handle this?
posted by Alylex on Dec 23, 2003 - 6 answers

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