Do you ever receive wrapped christmas gift, still with price tag inside?

@Ysabel (1202)
Philippines
January 6, 2010 3:12am CST
And do you casually mention it to the giver? Or, its not a big deal at all and simply ignore it? Oftentimes I just ignored an incident, but what makes it significant this time was that during the recent holidays, I received a total of 5 (different) wrapped gifts with price tags! Whatever happened to the givers? Were they all really in a hurry that they forgot to remove the price tags? Personally, I am very careful with simple things like this and really, really make sure I do not include the price tag. How about you? Do you or you don't mind at all?
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19 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jan 10
Hi Ysabel, I don't have any experience related to this --receiving a wrapped christmas gift with a tag on it this year. last year i did. i received a lotion with a price tag attached to it. i informed and teased the giver and she was so embarrassed about it. it was a funny moment for the two of us. now she was so careful and gave me gift not wrapped and no more tag on it.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
the thing about having the price tag is the giver is kind a like showing- it -off. right? that' would be my initial impression. but who knows, he/ she might just really in a hurry and simply was not too careful about it. i know it must be an akward moment for your friend. :)
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• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Mar 10
maybe but sometimes they forgot to remove it unintentionally. but it's really embarassing letting the receiver know the amount you pay for the gift. what if the gift is so cheap but it's a nice gift will it affect the meaning or thought behind the gift? so, we need to be careful to avoid being misunderstood.
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Yes, i did experienced receiving gift with a price tag. My thought was , if it was meant or overlooked. Either what way, I am still thankful of the gift. People do commit mistakes too.
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• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Yeah! I agree with you Genericbe? That People do commit mistakes too that's why we must understand it.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Hello genericbe and online_jon, yes, people do commit mistakes sometimes and we have to understand them too. however, the reason why i reacted this way is that, it is not an isolated case. i received several gifts containing price tags. but from diiferent people though. :)
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I have received a few gifts with the price tag and I just let it go. I sometimes have accidentally left a few on and know one has said anything to me. I do not think it is that big of a deal you just overlook and the other person will more than likely overlook it too.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
hello happy 6162, that's nice. yes, sometimes people do commit mistakes =)
@bricked (151)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I am very careful to make sure that the price tag are not on the gift's i am giving. I myself have recieve gifts with prices on it. It is not a really big deal to me as the gifts comes from the heart not how much it cost matters!
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
I agree to what you have said! It is not that a big deal as such, but it could put the receipient in an akwards situation, just the same. Happy mylotting bricked!
@MrKennedy (1994)
6 Jan 10
I was always encouraged by my parents to remove the price tag from gifts before handing them out when I was younger, and it has always stuck with me. It feels like you're just trying to show off or boast if you leave the price tag on a gift before giving it to someone, and it kind of ruins the generous feeling.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
That's good. Like you, I am always conscious and very, very careful in removing the price tag before I will wrap my gift, or have the gift wrapped by someone else. Anyway, its not a big deal but for me, it is something one shouldn't do. Its not a regular thing and besides, it will kind give the receipient in a very akward stituation.. Happy mylotting, MrKennedy!
@Sreekala (23596)
• India
6 Jan 10
Hi Ysabel, I am like you, very cautious and remove the price tag before packing. I felt it is not good to include the price tag with the gift. If I am wrapping the gift at shop itself I may request to the shop keeper to remove the price tag. May be some people are not serious or forgetting to remove the price tag. In my opinion a price tag should not be attached with the gift. I have never received a gift with price tag.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Hello Sreekala. Sorry for the late response. You are right. price tags are meant to be removed! Even if you wrap it nor not, one has to remove the price tag. We didn't mean to show - off the price to the receiver, right? Thats the same way I feel about this. Thanks for sharing..........
@daliaj (5689)
• India
6 Jan 10
I haven't recieved any gifts with price tag inside. This may be because I got only very little gifts. I did it once. I got a Christmas gift for my colleague and got it wrapped with presentation paper at the store. It is not the duty of the person who wraps the gift to take out the price tag; I should have done that, but forgot it.
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
thanks for the reply. its true that it is not a big deal but i would prefer not to give one with a price tag on it. so i am very careful when i am the one giving the present. have a nice day, daliaj! :)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
hi Ysabel... i do not mind at all! however, i would prefer not to see the price and i prefer that i wouldn't have the slightest idea how much the cost of the item itself. it ruins the surprise and really defeats the purpose of gift giving. the price should not even be a consideration at all but the thought itself. however, i am very much like you, i am super extra careful about it, and i do want to leave a mark to the person i am giving the gift to. happy new year!
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I have a time or two out of all the presents I have received. Its truly not that big of a deal. Most of the time if I see it, its likely that I will not pay attention to what exactly the price tag says. I'll just rip it off and pitch if. Even if I do, it will forgotten. I really have no concern one way or another regardless.
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• Japan
16 Mar 10
Yes, it happened to me once only.
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 10
Hi Ysabel! ^^ I think as i remember, i never a gift with the price tags on it, but if i have ones, and it cost expensives i'll remember it but it doesn't matter for me even when it is not expensives, i'm only look the giver goodwill, i think it's basically has 2 reasons, between in hurry, or maybe they intentionaly leave it. Anyway the accident is an accident
@marrisa7 (18)
• China
7 Jan 10
usually ,i don't mind ,and i believe no one would intensional,ha ha ,unless the gift is very expensive ,and sometimes we would know the authenticity by the price,wouldn't it?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
lol =D It's very embarassing to be giving gifts, with prcie tags on them!! hehe ^_^ It has only happened to me once, whereby i received one with the tag on.. haha =D I guess some are just too busy, while some just trusted the salesperson to cut it off for them, when we are customers requested them to do so.. haha =D I wont really mind the tag, for it's the thought that counts ^_^ hehe
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
I have once or twice, but I usually don't mind. I admit that I looked at the price tag, but the price really does not matter to me. It's the thought that counts. I'm sure the person who wrapped the present didn't mean to leave it there.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Not me personally, but my kids have. Its one of those exchange gift giving in their school where one has to set a minimum price ceiling for the gift that needed to be given (yeah, a price ceiling). One of my kids receive his gift with a price tag still on it. I guess the giver's parents want to assure that the gift really is within the price ceiling as agreed. I really don't mind it, but it gives me a laugh when I think of it.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
I don't really mind but i make sure that the price tag is no longer attached or at least the price has been erased. It's really the thought that counts but let's face it the more expensive the gift the more we are grateful to the giver. So in case some one failed to detached or erased the price for the recipient to see it's probably done on purpose, not to offend but to tell the the receiver how important he or she is to the giver. Cheers!
@chulce (1540)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I try to be cautious. I have received gifts with tags still on, I then think about the person that gave me the gift and realize what situations they may have been in. Typically this happens with family members. I simply just shrug it off, we all have different things going on in our lives that well, frankly, we sometimes forget about. I have to admit, I have done it once and had to laugh. My father actually shot coffee out of his nose when he opened the gift, saw the price tag then scolded me. After laughing, I promised him that I didn't pay what the price tag said.
• United States
6 Jan 10
I have received gifts before with the price tag still attached. I just ignore it. It is usually because the person wrapping it forgot to take the tag off, or were afraid that the gift would not be something that I would enjoy and wanted me to be able to return it. I think that this year, many people were rushed due to the economy. Gifts were bought at the last minute and wrapped in a hurry to get them ready for the holiday. I would not worry to much about it, as it was most likely just forgotten in the rush.
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Hi Ysabel? Wow! That's really a hurry situation for them to give a gift with a price inside and imagine it happens five times this holiday. Sometime it really happen when rush situation like you said. But have we realize it's because they still remember us until to the last minute of giving a gift. That's why no matter what happen we must thank to those people who give a gift no matter what is the pricd was. Regarding to my experience? I haven't experience it because sometimes when I received a gift i just open it and trow the cover and no longer try to find if theres a tag price. In summary the most important thing is we have a gift for any kind of event holiday.