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I've been invited to a couples shower, by a casual friend,

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I've been invited to a couples shower, by a casual friend, for her daughter, whom I've never met. I don't want to go. How do I RSVP gracefully and I am obligated to send a gift?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Etiquette
Expert:  Rev Dr August Abbott replied 2 years ago.
First, thank you for your patience with this question, it demonstrates your sense of propriety and grace.
Your RSVP will also reflect that simply by responding that unfortunately you will not be attending ("With sincere regrets I am unable to attend, but send my very best wishes for a happy, healthy future")
No, given the fact that these are not close friends or relatives, gifting is not necessary. You may send a 'good luck' or 'happy xxxxxx" card, but even this is not necessary.

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