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    Unwrapped gifts???

    I recieved an invitation in the mail to a shower for a lovely young women.

    After all the usual stuff of where and when, where the couple is registered, and who is hosting, at the end of the invitation it says, "unwrapped gifts". I have never heard of asking for your gift to be left unwrapped. Is that really what it means, bring your gift without wrapping it?

    Is this a new thing? a green thing? Have you heard of this? I know I'm not in her generation, but I've never heard of this before. I'm not too sure just how I feel about leaving my gift sitting on the gift table for everyone to see.

    Why would they want the gifts left unwrapped? How would you feel about it?
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    I have not heard of this but I think I would go with a natural wrapper. A receiving blanket tied up around the gift for a baby shower or maybe in a diaper bag? My gift inside one of the pair of pillowcases for a wedding shower or clothes basket?

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    That's kind of funny. I always give home made gift bags and tell the recipient to pass it on as a re-gift-bag and keep it going.

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    Never heard of it either! Maybe they dont want to dispose of the bags and paper tissue?

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    I just heard of this also, but in this case, the mother-to be said she hated having to open everything, and just wanted the presents unwrapped so she could skip that part of the shower!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniedeb View Post
    I just heard of this also, but in this case, the mother-to be said she hated having to open everything, and just wanted the presents unwrapped so she could skip that part of the shower!!
    But that's the fun part.

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    to me, the most fun at a shower is to anticipate the gift and share the oooohs and aaaaahs with the reveal. that being said, i've always thought what a waste it was to see all that crumpled up paper in a trash bag. i vote for green wrappings.
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    Yes I have heard of this for wedding and baby showers. It is so the mother to be (bride) can visit with the guest. The gifts are put on a table for all to see. I prefer to wrap my gifts in something that can be used like a blanket, towels etc. Go with the flow and enjoy your self.
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    Maybe they wont pass around the envelopes for the guests to address themselves to save time for the recipient...thus saving paper by not sending a written thank you . New mothers and brides are too busy to deal with the time consuming details of collecting presents. Just drop off a small gift and head home for some sewing. Too many directions for attending what is supposed to be a celebration . Yawn.
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    I'm glad some other have heard about this practice before me... I have always thought that it was a shame to waste all that beautiful paper. and of course beautiful paper and bows are so expensive these days, so perhaps it's a great idea who's time has finally come.

    Thanks for some good suggestions. I was feeling a bit uncomfortable.
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