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]
Our friend gave us a loathsome housewarming gift, and we are in an etiquette bind! [more inside]
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]
What is an appropriate amount to spend on a wedding gift for myself and my guest, if I am a bridesmaid? [more inside]
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]
OverdueWeddingGiftFilter: What's the best way to handle overdue wedding gifts? [more inside]
Help me understand why cash is not considered an acceptable gift option in the U.S. [more inside]
Xmas gift for an assistant? [more inside]
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?
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]
Unwanted gift etiquette - What do I do with this thing now? [more inside]
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]
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]
What is a proper gift to bring a same-sex Parisian couple when invited to dinner? [more inside]
A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]
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]
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]
What is a good gift for a bunch of web developers in India? [more inside]
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!
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]
My two stepsisters each recently gave birth. Should I get either of them a gift? It gets a little complicated. [more inside]
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]
How do I avoid a "wedding" list (or gift registry as they're called here) without upsetting people? [more inside]
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?
Is it overly-morbid to thank a (still-living) relative for including you in their will? [more inside]
Is there a good way to go about returning or exhanging gifts without embarrassing anybody? [MI] [more inside]
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]
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?