Gift for adult at pay-for-yourself birthday party
I was invited to a friend's birthday party and the invite made it clear that it is a get together and that everyone is paying for themselves (dinner, drinks, etc.) I'm not sure, but will assume, that the cost will be divided among the guests so the birthday guy won't have to pay. No complaints on that, and I'm ok with that arrangement. How do you handle gifts in that situation though? Do you still bring a normal gift (I usually do about $100 check or gift card for birthday parties for adults) or just bring something small? It seems too much to both pay for myself and bring the usual gift, but i also don't want to insult a friend by bringing a small gift. I would usually ask the host of the event, but this time the birthday guy is the one organizing it.