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ANSWERED: Gender Specific Favors?

perdonamiperdonami member
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edited April 2014 in Favors
What do you guys think about offering two different sets of favors: one for the ladies and one for the gentlemen? Tacky?

EDIT:
Thanks for all the input, decided on a non gender specific edible favor.

Re: ANSWERED: Gender Specific Favors?

  • JoanE2012JoanE2012 Exit 21 (Jersey!) member
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    I'd stick with edible.  Then you don't have to worry about gender!
    perdonami
  • Reminds me of when my brother got a really cool Hot Wheels at McDonalds and I got a dumb Barbie with hair you couldn't even brush. Stick with one (edible) favor for all.
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  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall member
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    I think that's complicated. What if what you perceive each gender would prefer ISN'T what they choose? Just go with gender neutral favors, preferably edible.
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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  • chibiyuichibiyui The Boring Part of MD member
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    In 5th grade, they had the boy scouts and girl scouts come talk to us. The boys scouts went on and on about how they get to go go-karting, build birdhouses and shot slingshots. The girl scouts then talked about embroidery*. 5th grade me was like "This is bullshit yo."

    Keep it gender-neutral

    *embroidery is sweet, by the way, I just don't have the patience for it, and much preferred working with pappy in his wood shop then anything related to fabric in 5th grade. 
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  • Not tacky, but can add a lot of headache making sure you have enough boy gifts and the right amount of girl gifts and making sure the proper gender gets the right gift & the girls don't take from the boys.
    perdonami
  • AddieCake said:
    I think that's complicated. What if what you perceive each gender would prefer ISN'T what they choose? Just go with gender neutral favors, preferably edible.
    This. FI doesn't drink and I do... yet if you try searching for "guy-centric" gifts, favors, etc. they're always alcohol related. So if he was expected to get a beer opener and I got something "girly," I'd end up with both.

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  • Good points ladies.
  • Yep, I agree with everyone else.  I am in the tacky camp though.  I just think it's not only a headache, but forces your guests to pick a boy toy or girl toy, and it's tacky to put people in that position. 

  • VulgarGirlVulgarGirl Desert Oasis member
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    Yep, I agree with everyone else.  I am in the tacky camp though.  I just think it's not only a headache, but forces your guests to pick a boy toy or girl toy, and it's tacky to put people in that position. 

    I agree with this. Plus the guy stuff always seems way cooler. I don't need anymore nail polish. I have enough nail polish to paint my entire house in it. I do need a good screwdriver though. 
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