What would you do if an hour before the party you remember you don't have a gift

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
May 27, 2009 8:00am CST
What you will do? you will give up and not go to this partty or try to find something new in your house to make a gift because you are shame to go there withaut a gift?
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@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
27 May 09
we usually don't give gifts. if its a celebration of our friends birthday, we just gate crash into their house and have a good time, with no presents at all. we even try to eat all the food there LOL! that's how we spend birthday celebration might be my birthday or anyone else birthday. if its too formal like, debut, then it's a must to have gifts, proper gifts to be exact. we need preparations for that. it's not an excuse not to have or forgot a present for a birthday celebrant.
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
27 May 09
Well, I would not give up, rather I would drop by some store and by something. In fact, it happened just a few days back. we were supposed to pick something on our way, but by the time we left, all the shops were closed. Luckily, we found a store which was going to be closed, we bought the gift and thanked god.
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@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
27 May 09
Well if I had time to run to the store quick then I would just run to the store. If not I would find something around the house. I usually have stuff on hand to use for gifts. If I get stuff from christmas like lotions or stuff that I don't use much then I use them as fillers in gift baskets or gift bags. I wouldn't feel right going to a party without bringing a gift.
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@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
27 May 09
I hate to say it but I would probably either re gift something I have at home that I never used or just pass by a store real quick buy a card and a prepaid credit card and put it in the envelope. IMPROVISE!!
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• United States
27 May 09
I very rarely go to parties in which I take a gift! So I cant imagine this would ever be a problem for me. If I did need a gift, I would probably give something that I have on hand that I have made. I always have various things that I have made but not yet sold or given away. They would always work in a bind! Most of the parties I go to are pot luck style. Everyone brings something. My contribution is usually planned out - everyone always wants me to bring my sausage cheese dip! But if I ever realized that I didnt have something to take with only an hour left before the party, I would probably just stop at the store and pick up something.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
27 May 09
on my way to the party i would drop by to the store, as there are many here where i can buy a gift, and have it wrapped there also. i will never consider not attending the party as just because i dont have or have forgotten a gift, the one who invited me probably is not expecting it, as it is always like that with my friends and family members here, the presence is worth more than the gift. but if gift is really that important and i have forgotten it, id still go and apologize and say i forgot it and will give it the next day. but i think this wont happen, because of what i said above...
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
27 May 09
I'm pretty creative. I would create a handmade card with a promise of a gift at a later date. Make it very personal and they will believe you intended to do this from the start.
@youngloc (37)
• United States
27 May 09
if all the local stores were closed i would just stop at the corner store and get battle of vodka or something all my friends drink. if they didnt drink i would try to find something in the house that they didnt get me for christmas LOL
• Canada
27 May 09
I live down the street from one of the best coffee shops in the world. All I'd need to do would be to hop on a bus, ride up there, and pick up a pound of coffee, a box of tea, some hot chocolate, or anything else that they might sell. They also have mugs, teapots, and other little things like that. It would be no problem for me to find a gift.