I do agree that we should all be thankful for what we receive. I often tell my kids there are people starving to death in the world and how lucky we are. I haven't contributed but my mother is a present shocker. It's not even about how much or little she spends. It's always these totally random gifts that don't suit any of us or our personalities. It hurts bc I realise she a) doesn't even know who I am and what I'm into b) doesn't really care to know. But then it's really just a symptom of our relationship.