Is it rude to ask for no gifts?
“No gifts, please.” “Only the presence of your company is requested.” So if no gifts are expected at your party, it’s pretty much necessary to say so.
And if you are the recipient of an invitation asking you not to bring a gift, it’s polite to honor the wishes of the host.
Is it OK to say no gifts please?
But in light of the current gifts-for-every craze, it’s a courtesy to inform guests when presents are not expected. The etiquette is to write “No gifts, please” at the bottom of the invitation – or to tell invitees when inviting them in person or by phone.
How do you politely say no gifts on an invitation?
No Gifts Please Invitation Wording
- Gift us only with the honor of your presence.
- Your presence is the best gift we can hope to receive.
- Please, no gifts.
- No presents please, just your presence.
- Please bring only your company and your appetite.
- Your presence at the celebration is enough of a present.
- Your presence is the only present desired.
Should you bring a gift if the invitation says no gifts?
She believes a host should not say anything about gifts on an invitation. 2. However, if they say “no gifts” and you genuinely want to bring them a gift to show your appreciation (not out of guilt) then you can send along a gift ahead of time with a friendly note.