Are birthday gifts mandatory for close friends?
This topic has been controversial for quite some time now, and the people of the bird app have their unfiltered opinions on it.
“We too old not to be buying BIRTHDAY GIFTS for OUR FRIENDS … if you show up to your friends function without a gift then you need to turn around,” she wrote in the now-viral tweet. “Maybe it’s me but I was raised not to come empty handed to someone’s functions, especially a birthday function.”
We too old not to be buying BIRTHDAY GIFTS for OUR FRIENDS … if you show up to your friends function without a gift then you need to turn around. Maybe it’s me but I was raised not to come empty handed to someone’s functions, especially a birthday function.
— cee (@__ceemee) July 29, 2022
She further explained her point by elaborating on what she felt like was/wasn’t acceptable.
I’m not saying buy an expensive ass gift. A simple card, balloon, cake, money or thoughtful gift could be enough. It’s the thought that counts. Some ppl don’t life gifts or don’t know how to accept them and that’s fine too. This is all based on the person and their preference
— cee (@__ceemee) July 30, 2022
I’m just saying if I know my friend loves flowers and I can’t afford to get her a purse that she wants, as my friend I know she would love the flowers just as much. It’s not about how expensive the gift is or how many you get, but to each it’s own!
— cee (@__ceemee) July 30, 2022
While some refuted her statement by giving their own reasons as to why their presence is worth more than a present, others agreed that it was the disrespect for them!
A few blamed their lack of need to buy a gift on regional traditions, more blamed it on the fact that some people just simply don’t know how to be a good friend.
Take a look at what they had to say in the replies…
Are Birthday Gifts Mandatory When Attending a Friend’s Party? — Twitter Debates
Shit not that deep ppl got families to feel bills to pay some ppl going thru tough times rn be easy bout it. If they willing to put aside time to come celebrate that should be enough if that’s REALLY your friend js.
— reaaaa 💖 (@reaaaagg) July 30, 2022
I don’t have time to hang so it hard getting a personalized gift that centered around their interest so I usually just give em bread
— Yak 🇭🇹 (@Yakjtv) July 30, 2022
you can also just take them out to dinner and pay for their food. I do that if I don’t get a gift, some people are hard to shop for
— Thandon (@thandiiiii_) July 30, 2022
Some people will argue that their presence is what’s important but for me that’s just a nonsense excuse
— NDA (@Ndapunikw) July 30, 2022
I disagree! I’d much rather have my people with me than a gift. Materialistic stuff fades—relationships are of much greater value.
— Laura Banks (@iamLaura_B) July 30, 2022
I guess I need new friends 🥺😂😂😂
— Tramaine Isabell (@oTrillMaine) July 30, 2022
Adults are hard to buy for. Especially if you hate clutter and suspect they might as well. The last birthday celebration I went to we tried on dresses from my closet and I gifted her the one she liked (I’d never worn it). But usually my circle just goes to the shindig.
— Trouble (@greeneyedtroubl) July 30, 2022
Ppl will then not show up and just offer a gift instead 😭😭
— shanice. (@sxp_hia) July 30, 2022
Agreed! My friends deserve it all!!! If I can do it for my man, why can’t I do it for my girls!?
— Co’Le (@COLE_wirld) July 30, 2022
Not everyone likes receiving gifts though…
— The Blackest Jane Lane • (@The_NSMDW) July 30, 2022
I’ll pay for their food. It is not that deep. Literally showing up and celebrating their life with them is the gift
— WATCH THIS (@esylle_) July 30, 2022
So I see both sides with not bringing a gift and with bringing a gift and pretty its alot but I might be tripping and over thinking..maybe? But bringing a gift would be nice and is a great gesture, if the bday person asks for such and such or alludes to it then yeah probably-
— ☆ПΣPPӨ☆ (@NewNuo) July 30, 2022
$25 amazon gift cards for everything. $30 if it’s family
— fck (@rllysrslyy) July 30, 2022
or at least buy them something while being out for their birthday or send the something!
— 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒔 (@cn________) July 30, 2022
Ngl im the broke friend, ill bring a bottle tho
— Duskiii💨 (@UnofficialTakes) July 30, 2022
Chiiiiiile I cash app/zelle and all my girlies love it 😊
— Juanita “Lord, Split Me Open” Bynum (@gaiasangelbaby) July 30, 2022
I DISAPPROVE OF THIS MESSAGE 😂😂😂 in the immortal words of mr Kanye Mess “My presence is the present 🎁 kiss my a**” 😂
— Drewski20202020 (@drewski20202020) July 30, 2022
Let’s normalize letting people care about shit by themselves… imagine being in this friend group n someone says this shit 😂 take a bday trip with your friends and get a few drinks on the friends etc..‘no adults give a damn about all friends giving a gift grow up
— Enn (@NotJustEnebody) July 30, 2022
bitch not in this economy??? tf 😂
— ♥︎* ｡ 𝖌 𝖊 𝖒 ｡* ♥︎ (@xwrldprincessx) July 30, 2022
Would you ever go to a friend’s birthday party without a gift? Let us know in the comments below!
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