How to ask for a gift...
I am going to be graduating from college soon. That same week is going to be my birthday. I am having a small get together after the ceremony and inviting some close friends and family. I really don't need anything except a new mattress. I do not want to ask people for money, but I really don't want a bunch of gifts I don't need or will use. How do you tell people what you want without flat out asking and sounding tacky?