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Gifting to less well off

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namechangingisgamechanging Sat 08-Apr-17 21:36:36

I have two close friends. One of whom is in a similar financial position to me, the other is much less well off. We do presents for kiddies etc. and each other, but I always feel slightly uncomfortable with the less well off friend. If I give what I would normally give, I worry that I make her feel bad because she can't repay the favour (of course that's not my intention at all), or if I give a lesser value gift, then I don't want her to think she deserves less! Of course she doesn't. If anything, she deserves more!
So I guess my question is what would you do in this situation?

Obsidian77 Sat 08-Apr-17 21:41:13

Most rich people I know are very stingy with presents grin
Give her a present you think she would like.

Screamifuwant2gofaster Sat 08-Apr-17 21:42:09

It is tricky. Do the two friends know each other?

namechangingisgamechanging Sat 08-Apr-17 21:44:57

Scream I'm definitely not rich but don't want to be stingy either.
Yes, sorry, they do know each other. We're a close little group.

namechangingisgamechanging Sat 08-Apr-17 21:45:23

Oops quote fail, sorry!

SparkleSoiree Sat 08-Apr-17 21:46:36

I gift what I want regardless of other's financial circumstances. I don't think about it that deeply.

Lisa282820 Mon 10-Apr-17 00:36:41

I am quite comfortable off now but in the days when I was less so I appreciated any gift!
If a friend bought me a gift then or now I wouldnt feel the need to price match!
Regarding the two friends I would probably buy gifts that reflected the same level of thought and value regardless of their economic status

namechangingisgamechanging Mon 10-Apr-17 07:03:22

Thanks all. Will keep giving away smile

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