Would you like to give your friend present or money?

China
May 23, 2008 12:27am CST
My friend invited me to attend her birthday party,but i don`t know what i should give him.Some of my friends want to give him money straigtly and i think it is not proper.So tell me sth about your idea.What would you like to give ?Money or present?
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@GreenMoo (11837)
23 May 08
I don't really like giving money as a gift as I think it spells a lack of thought about what your friend would really like. However, I appreciate that in some instances it is both more sensible and much appreciated. Older children and teenagers often appreciate money which they can put towards something that you perhaps wouldn't budget for on your own, and receiving the money is better than you making an error and getting something they're not interested in. One way around giving money is to buy a voucher with the money, for a store that your friend enjoys. Or even just give him the money but with a note attached saying that it is intended for a particular thing. Of course, they can still spend it on what they'd like of course, but at least there's a chance it will go on something enjoyable ratehr than the grocery bill or fuel tank!
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• China
26 May 08
Thanks for your kind and all-sided posting.What i could do is give you my best response.Thanks again for your sharing. Have fun.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
26 May 08
That's very kind of you. I'm sure your friend will be very grateful, whatever you choose to give. Enjoy the party!
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 May 08
depending on what you think that will make your friend happy...money or present are the same for me..and i guess money is more practical now a days
• China
30 May 08
Money is verily, if give him present , you do not know which gift should buy !
• China
31 May 08
You are right.Thanks for your kind sharing.
• China
31 May 08
You are right.Thanks for your sharing.
@JBKnutsen (426)
• Northern Mariana Islands
7 Jun 08
I usually give money, but that's what we usually do. Everyone gives money.
• China
10 Jun 08
Thanks for sharing.Have fun
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
31 May 08
If I knew what the friend wanted I would buy a gift but if I wasn't sure I would give them money. I would prefer to give a present if I knew what to buy but if I couldn't figure out what to buy I would get a gift card or give cash.
• China
31 May 08
Thanks for your posting. Have good day.
@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I would rather give my friend a present,my friends do appreciate a present rather than money.
• China
31 May 08
Yes,after thinking about it carefully i bought a present for him. Thanks for your posting. Have fun.
• Mauritius
31 May 08
if you give him money he will be able to buy something that he needs and if you give him a present he will always remember that you give him this present on his birthday and it will be as his memories.
• China
31 May 08
Thanks for your sharing. Have a good day.
@alienstar (5142)
• India
31 May 08
When theer is some function comes and also of an important friend or close relative, on ealways land up in confusion in what gift will be better on those occassions isnt it? if more confused on buying a gift, one can always go for gift cheque any bank will provide as thsi cheque can be used for any purpose by the one who gets it....
• China
31 May 08
Thanks for yours kind sharing. Have a good day.
@excellence7 (3496)
• Mauritius
30 May 08
I would prefer to give a present because a present may represent a something but wealth can represent nothing as far as the present can.
• China
31 May 08
Thanks for your sharing. Have fun.
• United States
29 May 08
I have a lots and lots of friends in school and as well as at home.. I speak a lot so i make friend quickly..Once friends are made it is common to share everything...whethet happiness or sadness.. As i have a lots of friend i am invited in birthday paties and other home functions and i need to probably give something..so,I go to gift shop and most commonly buy a card and bundles of flowers..and off course in some occassions a large present... But i cant recall the last time i gave money as a present to friend! And i think its not good coz presents are for memories and love.. According to me money doesnt value...As a present!!
• China
30 May 08
You are right. Yesterday i decided to buy a present for him.I believe that he will like it.LOL Thanks for your sharing.
• China
29 May 08
I have a preference of present for my sake as a giver.On the contrary,if I am a present receiver I prefer money for some presents are of no use.
• China
30 May 08
yean,you are right. Thanks for your sharing. Have fun
• Indonesia
29 May 08
I never give my friend a birthday present in the form of money. I don't think it's appropriate. I would find him or her some things that I think they like, depends on their personality. For some friends, me and my friends like to buy things together, one thing paid by us friends.
• China
30 May 08
It is a good idea to buy present with him together. You are clever.Thanks for your kind advice. Have fun.
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 08
I would give your friend a gift card to his favorite store so he can buy himself just what he really wants. I always give gift cards to my son, and he really enjoys getting them as he can buy something he really wanted.
• China
29 May 08
It is a really good ieda. You are so smart.Thanks for your kind advice and sharing. Have fun.
@curious888 (1212)
• Malaysia
23 May 08
I think I would give him/her a red-packet as present (containing money) and ask him/her to buy a present for himself/herself . Moreover he/she can collect all the red-packets (money) to buy something ( say mobile phone or laptop...) that he/she needs most. I think this is better.
• China
26 May 08
Thanks for your kind help.Your posting really do me a great favor. Have fun.
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
5 Sep 08
Giving present is the best idea for me because in that way your friend will remember you whenever he or she uses your present. Money will be spent and your friend will forget one day. If you give perfume or a decoration piece for his house, then whenever he uses the perfume or see the decoration piece in his or her house, your friend will remember you.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I think if you know where he likes to shop, you can get him a gift card from that shop. That way he can go, when he likes and be able to get whatever he likes from there. Cash is easier and simply a good idea now with the economy on the craps. He can get whatever he needs, like gas, food, etc. I know that's what I would want for my birthday if people were giving me gifts.
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Some friends are very hard to shop for... I give them money, or gift card to their favorite place... Few of my friends are married & I try to get them something for the house...
@knightrider (1083)
• India
7 Jun 08
I would like to give a present instead of money .a present means u spend some time in thinking about the person his likes and dislikes before selecting a give gift .ALSO whenever the person sees the gift he wil remember u .Giving money shows u have no time to spare .
• Netherlands
6 Jun 08
It depends. Some of my friends when they throw a birthday party, gift tip is already written in the invitation. So that, we as visitors have an idea on what to give. Here in Holland it is common to give cash or gift check to the celebrant. But for me, I always give some nice memorable present... a present to remember...;) Goodluck!
• United States
6 Jun 08
I think I prefer money bcoz Im worry that he might not like what I bought for him as my present:-)