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Gift for jubilee tea?
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Palebluelily · 05/06/2022 22:11

We were invited to a jubilee tea party with our neighbours, whom we don't know very well. It was nice to meet them and we enjoyed the tea, which included wine, tea and coffee, sandwiches and cakes which had all been hand baked.

There were four others invited, and we took some flowers as a gift but the others didn't bring anything, which made me feel a bit stupid and OTT.

Would you have taken a gift in these circumstances?

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Cascais · 05/06/2022 22:13

Yes

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Bigthicksliceoftoast · 05/06/2022 22:15

Yes, probably flowers/ wine / cake.

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Nanalisa60 · 05/06/2022 22:17

Yes, I always take a gift when I’m invited to someone’s house .

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user1487194234 · 05/06/2022 22:18

Yes
have been at 4 jubilee events and took flowers to all of them and fizz to evening Evers

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Thestoppedfan · 05/06/2022 22:20

Yes definitely we always bring a gift if someone is hosting.

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TheFlis12345 · 05/06/2022 22:28

Definitely the right thing to do. We hosted similar and one couple brought flowers, and the other a lovely Jubilee themed tin of shortbread from M&. Both were hugely appreciated.

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scrivette · 05/06/2022 22:31

Yes I would have done.

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Egghead68 · 05/06/2022 22:33

Yes.

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ODFOx · 05/06/2022 22:36

It was definitely the right thing to do. Also, a handwritten note to say thanks is appropriate if you don't know them well enough to just drop them a text.

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Palavah · 05/06/2022 22:45

Yes i would. Why do you feel stupid? You brought flowers which is an appropriate gift and polite gesture for the host. You didn't suggest naked twister.

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easyday · 05/06/2022 22:52

Yes! Those other couples should feel awkward, not you!

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Palebluelily · 05/06/2022 23:06

ODFOx · 05/06/2022 22:36

It was definitely the right thing to do. Also, a handwritten note to say thanks is appropriate if you don't know them well enough to just drop them a text.

Thanks, I was wondering about that. I'll write them a note.

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BlooberryBiskits · 06/06/2022 08:45

Palebluelily · 05/06/2022 23:06

Thanks, I was wondering about that. I'll write them a note.

You totally did the right thing : I host much more than others in my social group (I have a larger space for it) and do notice who brings a decent gift & who doesn’t!

Re others not bringing a gift: it may be that they know the hosts better and reciprocate in other ways (by hosting/babysitting/other favours etc) - you did right in your circumstances

I think a handwritten note is OTT though/comes across as needy. Instead next time you see them you could mention that you had a lovely time

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janaus2000 · 06/06/2022 14:50

I think they will appreciate a hand written note.

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