Do you usually bring gifts to occasions?

Philippines
June 19, 2010 12:15am CST
Most of us have attended different occasions like birthdays and weddings. I don’t remember a time when I attended one that I don’t bring gifts for the celebrants. I don’t find the courage to go there if I don’t have something to offer to them otherwise I can’t eat with them. I am just too shy and awkward to do that. I also know some who aren’t concern of bringing gifts as long as they’re invited. What’s your view on this?
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8 responses
• India
19 Jun 10
Hi, I bring gifts anytime I want to. I don't want to be obliged by any sort of date, time or place as per as giving gifts is concerned. Whenever I feel good, and I have money, I bring gifts. In celebrations like that, you have to bring gifts. There is just no escape from that. Even if you don't have money for it, you should borrow and buy gifts. Thats what a celebration is all about. Thanks God bless you
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• Philippines
27 Jun 10
that's the dilemma for some people since they will be obliged to borrow money just to buy gifts. in my case, i prepare for that a month before the occasion so that i won't be stressed in finding ways on how to have that gift especially when i don't have sufficient funds for that time being.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
20 Jun 10
I just cannot imagine going to any occasion without a gift.I do not know how some people can be callous to the common etiquette and decency.Most of the time I try to connections with these kind of people.They are not worth being friendly with.After all we are humans with some ethics.Aren't we?
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@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
19 Jun 10
As much as possible I am really bringing gifts as part of my gratitude that they invited me to celebrate the birthdays with them. There are times that I did not bother to bring gifts well I don't know why or I already forgot the reason but maybe otherwise I am already contented that I was invited.
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@babyanna (1217)
• China
19 Jun 10
I usually bring gifts if I am invited to go to a wedding or a birthday party.I consider it impolite if I don't bring any gifts.Gifts are symbols of congratulations and blessings.So I think it is necessary to give celebrants gifts. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
I bring gifts everytime I'm invited. that's a gesture wherein you are thankful enough that you were invited to that occasion.
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@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
27 Jun 10
I feel it is only polite to bring something if you can. After all they went to the trouble of inviting you and the expense of feeding you so they should get something in return. Some may not always be able to afford to bring something, but even a gift at a later time is acceptable.
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• Philippines
29 Jun 10
that's right. better late than never. invitations usually come from friends and it's only right to give them gifts as possible as you can. this isthe only way i can thank them in return. for me being invited is really a privilege.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
19 Jun 10
I choose to give out some money as gift so that they can purchase something of their choice. That way we can lessen our tension of choosing the right present for them. In some cases, the party givers strictly say, no to presents. In that case, we shall avoid the tension.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 10
i don't think im comfortable with giving money as gifts. i may give that in terms of gift certificates from grocery/department stores so they can choose their preferred items.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
actually i do most especially if the celebrants are my friends. if the celebrant is just a family, they know that your presence is more important than the gift he he
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