FOR A HOUSE WARMING PARTY SHOULD ONE SAY IF THEY DON'T WANT GIFTS?

by SARAH
(HARTFORD, CT)

MY SON AND HIS WIFE OF 6 MONTHS ARE HAVING A HOUSE WARMING PARTY AND THEY DON'T WANT THE GUESTS TO BRING GIFTS. HE THINKS THE INVITATION SHOULD SAY NO GIFTS, PLEASE. SHE BELIEVES IT IS BEST TO SAY NOTHING AS IT IS RUDE TO ASSUME THAT A GIFT WOULD EVER HAVE BEEN REQUIRED.


I, OF COURSE, RAISED MY SON, AND WE ARE A FAMILY THAT LIKES THING CLEAR. ALTHOUGH, WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN AND HAVE NEVER HAD A HOUSE WARMING PARTY

MY SON'S WIFE GREW UP IN A FAMILY THAT DOES LOTS OF ENTERTAINING.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY - THE WAY THAT IS THE BEST FOR THE GUESTS?

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Sarah,

If your son and his wife do not wish to receive gifts, they can state on their invitation that “your presence in our new home is your gift to us”. That is appropriate to the occasion.

Ms Practical Etiquette

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