thread: Buying as a gift

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2008
    Tasmania
    595

    Buying as a gift

    Im thinking of getting a cup for myself and I would love to get one for my niece. she will be 18 later this year do you think this is a good idea or not?


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    2013 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

    Apr 2006
    Winter is coming
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    TBH I would be weirded out if my aunt gave me that for an 18th present (actually anyone for any occasion). But if it is something that you have talked about and she has indicated she would like to try then go for it.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2006
    between the mountain & the ocean
    757

    I agree with Artechim. I would be horrified if my aunt bought me something like that when I turned 18.. but it all depends on how close you are and if you have discussed it suppose.

  4. #4

    Mar 2004
    Sparta
    12,662

    I think it's one of those presents that you only buy for someone if they have indicated that they want you to buy them one - like a puppy.

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    Registered User

    Mar 2007
    Melbourne
    4,031

    I would run it by her Mum first.
    If you have the open type of relationship with your niece where you discuss mentrual periods and so on, then perhaps next time you see her bring it up that you are considering getting one and judge her reaction.
    Otherwise, I agree with the other posters.

  6. #6

    Jul 2009
    Out North, Vic
    8,538

    I agree with the others, it's not something i would want my aunt or well anyone else for that matter buying me.
    If it's something you have discussed and you know she is interested in trying it then i would discuss it further but IMO it's not something i would just 'gift' to someone IYKWIM.

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    Thankful for the kindness of my 2012 RAK making me Life member

    Jul 2007
    melb
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    Sorry I agree with others I would be weirded out if I got one as a gift from anyone let alone an aunt for my 18th.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2008
    Tasmania
    595

    Yeah I wasnt thinking for her actual Bday just as a gift as she is active but hates tampons and wont use them but then feels left out of activitys

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    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2010
    Townsville
    2,832

    maybe ask her first? Just to check she would be comfortable with it?

    I'd be weirded out for sure! But if they discussed it with me first, I may react differently.