Opinions, please! Flowers or cash?
Lovecat · 14/03/2007 09:37
Not sure this is the right place for this post, but it seems to be the part of the site where contentious things are raised, so...
My SIL has very kindly offered to have my dd for me tomorrow afternoon as I have to go to an all-day work thing and the OH is away in Paris on business (it was very short notice and the nursery can only have her til lunchtime).
Now, on the rare occasion this has happened in the past, I've bought her flowers and chocs as a thank you for helping me out, but she's just started Weightwatchers so I'm sure the chocs won't be appreciated!
She's a single parent and her vile ex is rubbish with maintenance, I know that things are a real struggle for her at times.
What I wanted to know was, do you think it would be appropriate of me to give her the cash value of what I'd normally spend on the flowers/choccies (about £30)? And if so, how do I go about doing it?
I don't want to appear patronising or rude, I think she'd probably much rather have the cash, but the last thing I want to do is offend her when she's doing me such a big favour...
greenday · 14/03/2007 09:42
I second vouchers. They're always so handy! Personally, I'd prefer to receive vouchers over flowers. Not in the mercenary sense, but just that they are so much more practical. I like the idea that I can keep the vouchers for a rainy day. I think too that giving vouchers to family members and close friends are OK and not offensive at all.
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