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Thread: Unwrapped gifts???

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    This is new to me! I would wrap in something she can use that could be fun! Gift bastket or something like that.

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    I guess I would prefer to believe that she is trying to save the world for her children, not being lazy.
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    I had never heard of this either but after reading all the posts, I'd think a quick gift bag or tote bag would be perfect to hold the gift and then for recipient to reuse. For someone who sews and has a bit of extra fabric around (don't we all :-) this would be a much cheaper alternative to gift wrap and ribbon. I also like the idea of a blanket or pillow case being used. In fact, you could make your own pillowcase to hold the gift.

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    Maybe an unwrapped gift is a subtle way of saying "give cash"?

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    Gee, Mrs.f.. I hadn't thought of that. Money is always good. Guess I could ask one of the hosts.

    As I thought about this more, I think it's a fine idea to save all that expense of paper and bows.. I'd much rather spend the money on the gift. I may be getting old, but it urks me to spend $$$ on a gift, and then have to add another $15 for appropriate paper, ribbon and card. I'd rather spend the extra on a nicer gift or just give it to them.

    I was thinking about monograming a nice set of sheets or towels for them.. Towels stack up very nicely.. Tie them together with a nice ribbon and it would look just fine.. Or if sheets, I would put the set inside one of the pillowcases and tie it with a pretty ribbon.

    I also make baskets, I could put something in one of those.. all good ideas.. I feeling more comfortable about the whole thing now.. Just took me completely off guard.
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    My good friend is 'adopting' a pot belly pig! That said, she is sooo excited!! A group of friends are going to have a 'Piggy Shower' for her! We have treats, food, toys, blanket, collars,bed. mobile, etc...ALL WRAPPED!! That's part of the fun at ANY shower!! UnWrAppIng ! Although some may saw , WE are a bit unwrapped for doing this!! : )

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    This is a new one for me too. I must finally be old. I am sick of weddings where we put the envelope in the "bird cage" or whatever, never to speak to the bride and groom at the reception. Can't tell you how many thank you notes we haven't received for gifts we have given. These are the same people who have time to sign the back of the checks
    though!

    I guess good manners, taste, and simple courtesy have become obsolete in many people's up bringing. Sigh!

    You have probably guessed that this is a sore point for me. Thanks for letting me vent.

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    I'd put the gift in a gift bag. Doesn't need to be opened and can be re-used. Things have changed so much. Rules are tiring and take all the fun out of everything.

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    We had a shower for a new mom at our church and brought unwrapped gifts for a "Clothesline shower" The unwrapped gifts were hung on a clothesline around the room, or placed in a laundry basket if too large or bulky to hang
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