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Old 04-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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I recently received a thank you gift. It was from a woman who is a consultant for a home based business. She gave me a nice basket with a few of her products inside along with a nice card. I wasn't expecting anything and I just loved it. I received a few comments from coworkers that it was just a tacky gift. I was just curious... Am I the only who doesn't have a problem with this? I too have a direct sales business and a lot of customers that love my product. I was thinking that they would be nice gifts but now I'm not sure.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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I don't think it's tacky to give a gift like that. But I do think it's tacky to judge gifts, after all we always say it's the thought that counts right?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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I don't think it's tacky to give a gift like that. But I do think it's tacky to judge gifts, after all we always say it's the thought that counts right?
this is exactly what I thought. She was kind enough to think of me at all.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:40 PM   #4
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I think your coworkers are tacky.

Enjoy your gift!
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:10 PM   #5
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I think it was nice of her to think of you. Any gift is a "present".
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:42 PM   #6
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I too have a direct sales business and a lot of customers that love my product. I was thinking that they would be nice gifts but now I'm not sure.
Well, I would just make sure that you're giving them to people who will appreciate the products.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:27 PM   #7
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Well, I would just make sure that you're giving them to people who will appreciate the products.
well I certainly appreciated her gift... Guess that's all that matters. And you're right I certainly would want to waste my items on someone that would just think they are tacky.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:35 PM   #8
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I'm bummed that your co workers would tell you that a gift someone got you is tacky. Seriously, what's their motivation behind that? Even if I DID think a gift given to someone else was tacky, I'd just smile and say, "How nice of her to give that to you!" because that's MANNERS.
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I recently received a thank you gift. It was from a woman who is a consultant for a home based business. She gave me a nice basket with a few of her products inside along with a nice card. I wasn't expecting anything and I just loved it. I received a few comments from coworkers that it was just a tacky gift. I was just curious... Am I the only who doesn't have a problem with this? I too have a direct sales business and a lot of customers that love my product. I was thinking that they would be nice gifts but now I'm not sure.
I'm on the 'not tacky' side.
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I'm bummed that your co workers would tell you that a gift someone got you is tacky. Seriously, what's their motivation behind that? Even if I DID think a gift given to someone else was tacky, I'd just smile and say, "How nice of her to give that to you!" because that's MANNERS.
My thoughts exactly!
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I am in the not tacky camp. Saying it was tacky IS tacky. If someone I know gave me a gift like that I would be thrilled.
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I am in the not tacky camp. Saying it was tacky IS tacky. If someone I know gave me a gift like that I would be thrilled.
I agree. Not tacky at all. At my wedding I received an avon product as my wedding gift (& yes she was an avon lady.). I thought that was a bit tacky but didn't say anything.
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I think it is a nice thing for her to do. I also think that your coworkers are jealous that you got a basket of goodies and so they said that it was tacky. I bet if they had been offered one they would not have turned it down.
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I recently received a thank you gift. It was from a woman who is a consultant for a home based business. She gave me a nice basket with a few of her products inside along with a nice card. I wasn't expecting anything and I just loved it. I received a few comments from coworkers that it was just a tacky gift. I was just curious... Am I the only who doesn't have a problem with this? I too have a direct sales business and a lot of customers that love my product. I was thinking that they would be nice gifts but now I'm not sure.
Saying "Thank You" with a gift is sweet. I would be touched by it. It doesn't matter where it comes from. But now I'm getting a little worried. I recently attended a basket auction for a good cause and won several baskets. I don't need the baskets but I know that they fit a few friends. Is it wrong of me to give those baskets as gifts to people I know would enjoy them just because I didn't purchase the things myself?
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I agree. Not tacky at all. At my wedding I received an avon product as my wedding gift (& yes she was an avon lady.). I thought that was a bit tacky but didn't say anything.
I don't even think that this is tacky. A friend of ours sells Silpada and is notorious for giving Silpada gifts! We ALL love it! It shows that she's passionate about her company!
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