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isitginoclock Sun 14-Aug-16 08:54:14

I have 2 DC very close in age, and very lucky to be doted on by both sides of the family. We have everything we need for them, and to be frank, too many toys. For my DD's upcoming birthday WIBU to ask for vouchers for Next/Amazon if people ask what to get her? We can put them towards one bigger present or a few nice outfits. Only if people ask, I wouldn't request vouchers with the invite.... I don't want to be that mum.

Nospringflower Sun 14-Aug-16 09:02:47

I think if people ask it's fine but some people prefer to give a real present in which case I would have an option for that too.

Boysnme Sun 14-Aug-16 09:04:10

That seems a perfectly reasonable request to me. We do that for our two boys who are also close in age and often need nothing around birthday time!

I also don't mind if people ask us for vouchers, would rather give a useable gift.

LyndaNotLinda Sun 14-Aug-16 09:15:19

Fine for family, not fine for her party. It's not about what you want, your children would probably like something a bit more interesting to open than a Next voucher. And their friends would probably prefer to give something else too

HaPPy8 Sun 14-Aug-16 09:18:24

I think it depends how old the child is?

wigglesrock Sun 14-Aug-16 09:22:03

I think it depends on the age of the kids tbh. I have an 11 year old, she's been getting vouchers for the past few years from family members. My 8 year old gets Waterstones/Smyths vouchers the odd time. My 5 year old would rather have the pinkest, glitteryist, shiniest present wrapped up in Barbie paper. Its the kids birthday - what would they like? I have when mine have been younger asked a couple of relatives to club together & buy something (a slide).

From the age of about 7 my kids get money in a card from their friends if they're having a school birthday party

MummysChamp Sun 14-Aug-16 09:24:58

Yes it would be unreasonable to ask for vouchers, if someone requested that I give them vouchers for their birthday I would end up giving them nothing.

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