Do you bring a gift?

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Do you bring a gift?

Rossie Rossie
Do you bring a gift when you visit someone's house for the first time? Would you leave the receipt on top of the gift? My husband's older brother, his wife, and their son visited our house the first time. His wife bought us some pastries as gift, some time before she left our home, she purposely placed the pastry shop receipt on top of the box...was she expecting me to return the pastries, to a shop 3 hours drive away from my house?
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I will bring a gift.
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I will not bring gifts.
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I'll include the gift receipt with the gift, only if the item's returnable/exchangeable.
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Doesn't matter what kind of gift it was, I'll include the receipt anyway.
I do not like to include the receipt.
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Total votes: 78 (48 voters)
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Do you bring a gift when you visit someone's house for the first time? Would you leave the receipt on top of the gift? My husband's older brother, his wife, and their son visited our house the first time. His wife bought us some pastries as ...
it depends on who it is on bringing a gift,but I dont include the reciept at all. Maybe the bakery attatched it to the top(around here they do that) and she just didnt realize..or figured to heck with it she can see what i spent!
07/29/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Leaving the receipt is tacky; it's like you're trying to advertise how much you spent.
07/29/2012
brevado brevado
Housewarming gift... of course!
07/29/2012
Sera26 Sera26
It would definitely depend on the situation as to whether or not I would bring a gift. I never leave a price tag or receipt. I think it's tacky.
07/29/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I normally like to make cookies, Pie or cake as a gift.
07/29/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
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Originally posted by Incendiaire
Leaving the receipt is tacky; it's like you're trying to advertise how much you spent.
I agree, leaving the receipt is in poor taste if you're trying to advertise how much you spent on the item.
07/29/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Do you bring a gift when you visit someone's house for the first time? Would you leave the receipt on top of the gift? My husband's older brother, his wife, and their son visited our house the first time. His wife bought us some pastries as ...
Lol 3 hour drive to return pastries huh? That's something else! hehe

Honestly these days when I buy gifts and the item is returnable/exchangeabl e i'll include a gift receipt either in or on the box. Just for the simple fact of duplicate gifts, it breaks within the return time frame etc. But I wouldn't do it on food items or anything like that.
07/29/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I think that is poor taste.
07/29/2012
romstomp romstomp
I always bring a gift, a food item or a candle, something like that.
07/29/2012
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I usually bring a gift like some sort of food item or a bottle of wine. Nothing that really warrants a receipt to be included.
07/29/2012
Kissy Kissy
She might be crazy. That is rude and weird!!!
07/29/2012
Michele Michele
I only bring a gift depending on the circumstances. As for a receipt, no.
07/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Lol 3 hour drive to return pastries huh? That's something else! hehe

Honestly these days when I buy gifts and the item is returnable/exchangeabl e i'll include a gift receipt either in or on the box. Just for the simple fact of ...
Yeap, it was a receipt for a box of scones and a Tiramisu cheesecake, bought at a college town they stopped for the night before reaching our place.
07/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by unfulfilled
I think that is poor taste.
To repay her for spending so lavishly (twenty-something dollars) on us, we took them out for a nice Chinese Dim Sum lunch; and their eight year old brat ate like a madman.
07/29/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I've been told a thousand time you shouldn't leave the item's price on it, so I guess it goes for receipts too. Maybe in an envelop with written "In case you want to exchange..."
07/29/2012
G&L G&L
Wine or dessert, but no price tag/receipt!
07/29/2012
socceras socceras
I marked "dont bring gift" but maybe I will now since ppl do that lol
07/29/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
If we're having dinner, I might bring something along, but if it's just for a visit than I won't.
07/29/2012
duff duff
Of course. Its the proper thing to do. Where is some type of alcohol plant or food.
07/29/2012
duff duff
Lol it was silly of her to place the recipe...i would never do that
07/29/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Always a gift for the first visit and any time after for meals (usually dessert or small appetizer).

Leaving the receipt?? *facepalm* Klassy with a capital "K".
07/29/2012
Gracie Gracie
A hostess gift is always a nice gesture. I try to remember. Usually I do flowers or wine. It sounds like your inlaws may be a little socially awkward. Maybe they just don't know any better? IDK
07/30/2012
Apirka Apirka
I've never given a gift to someone when visiting their home for the first time. If it was a housewarming gift, that's different... but not just for visiting.
07/30/2012
remember.me remember.me
I don't tend to bring gifts but when I do give gifts, I give a gift receipt that doesn't have the price on it, Lol.
07/30/2012
closed account closed account
i hate the whole receipt thing, but at the same time i don't want something to go to waste unwanted in the back of a closet. so i will slip it in the bottom of the box or bag.

receipt for pastry? that's messed up. that person wanted to make a point of what they spent. which completely undoes any perceived generosity
09/23/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I do more so if it's someone close to the family. If it's a less formal occasion, it's usually less of a gift and more of a food item that we'll all share, like byob events.
09/23/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
It depends on the occasion and the person, whether I will bring a gift. If it's something edible like pastries or a bottle of wine, then no receipt. I'd only leave a receipt if it was something returnable they may not like, and even then I wouldn't just leave it sitting on top of the box.
09/23/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I don't think I would. I guess it would depend on why I'm going over to the persons house.
09/24/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Do you bring a gift when you visit someone's house for the first time? Would you leave the receipt on top of the gift? My husband's older brother, his wife, and their son visited our house the first time. His wife bought us some pastries as ...
Sometimes I bring a gift. If I can't afford one, I often bake. However, I would never include a regular receipt...perhaps a gift receipt (which doesn't say the price) for more expensive items.
09/24/2012
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