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28/04/2013 at 20:55
got an invite to a Christening with a request for books from Amazon gift list as presents
28/04/2013 at 20:57
Not really cheeky, depending on the price of the books though.
28/04/2013 at 20:59
Erm yes I think that's a cheek. Is it the done thing now to send gift lists?
I'd get them
The obligatory silver money box , L got 8, I can let u have one if u like
28/04/2013 at 21:01
Are they kids books?
I don't know, I dont go to many christenings and haven't had any. Do people always buy gifts?
28/04/2013 at 21:04
I'd always buy a gift alsi, maybe money in a card or a children's bible or a charm if it was girl or something along those lines. L got 8 money boxes so I'm assuming that a lot if people associate money boxes with christenings, I was dreading Isaac getting 8 money boxes but he only got 1 so that was ok
28/04/2013 at 21:07
Well if presents are the done thing I suppose it is ok and saves you trying to think of something to get. I maybe shouldn't comment as I had one of those 'contribute to my honeymoon if you fancy' type weddings....
28/04/2013 at 21:11
I veer between thinking its cheeky and liking them for saving me the hassle of finding something to buy tbh!
28/04/2013 at 21:22
I think it's really cheeky, but I might be old fashioned, when L had his, we got loads of lovely stuff including books. Money box all the way for them haha
28/04/2013 at 21:29
Id never assume people were bringing a gift to a christening@
28/04/2013 at 21:34
Personally I think that's cheeky. I wouldn't assume people would bring gifts to a christening.
28/04/2013 at 21:57
Glad it's not just me. To be fair, it said, they're not expecting gifts, but if you want to get one
28/04/2013 at 22:15
oooh I think that is cheeky, yes.
29/04/2013 at 07:46
I have never heard of a gift list being sent out with a christening invitation, and yes, I think it's a cheek!,
29/04/2013 at 08:07
It's becoming common. It's not for us but I don't mind receiving a gift list as that way I'll get things they need or want. We would have be benefited from a gift list after some of the crap Ella had for her christening
29/04/2013 at 08:12
i thikn its cheeky, but i dont go to many christenings
29/04/2013 at 08:53
Ha, I am glad that it is just me. Aw WS, that is such a shame, Liam got gorgeous stuff for his. If people asked me, I did say ELC vouchers and I bought him a swing and a playhouse with them.
29/04/2013 at 09:22
Most of it was lovely, just things like a silver dummy (I mean what do I do with a silver dummy?!). I find silver a pain in the *** when it has it's uses (like cutlery) but silver ornamental stuff drives me mad!
29/04/2013 at 09:28
Ah, I only got one silver thing for him a little first tooth box
29/04/2013 at 10:03
Part of me thinks its cheeky on the otherhand I always buy a gift, usually money. We also received lots of money boxes, both L and J received aboutn15 between them. Also china gift plates and ornamental stuff. We went to one christening where they wanted things to put in a memory box so we found some photos to put in.
29/04/2013 at 10:12
I find it cheeky, and a little strange I see christening gifts as money or a keepsake if they are close to us. I'd go laughing with a money box. I suppose they see it as saving people but I'd never presume or ask.
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