So, I have ALWAYS sent a gift when I've been invited to a gift giving event and was unable to attend. This goes for baby showers, bridal showers, and weddings mainly. But my shower has passed and there were several ladies unable to attend and none of them have sent a gift. These aren't just acquaintances - they're relatives and very close friends. Granted they may plan on sending something later (I'm not due for two months). And I am in NO WAY complaining - I have literally every single thing I need (most of which we bought ourselves) I'm really just wondering if sending a gift for an event you did not attend is no longer required. What do you all suppose the etiquette on this is?? I'm invited to a bridal shower in a few weeks and I can't go, so now I'm rethinking what I should do.
And seriously, I am not complaining. At all.