Return gifts at birthday parties and thread ceremoniesWe've had discussions on return gifts at marriages and members spoke about the unique ones like plants and seed balls. Let's talk about birthday parties for kids and thread ceremonies.
I recall those childhood birthday parties where it was a norm to give each child who attended the party a very simple return gift, such as a pencil and sharpener or a small box of inexpensive crayons. There were also thread ceremonies that we attended, where the boy's parents would gift the guest a small steel plate or glass or even a tiffin box (of course, one per family not per guest). Etched on it were the name of the boy and the date.
What is the trend now? Have you attended children's birthday parties or thread ceremonies in recent years and received a return gift that was not in the form of mithai (sweetmeats)?