Haha I got edible undies from a girlfriend (she owns a naughty franchise store!) Not quite sure how to react to that but was funny!!
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26-12-2014 19:32 #141
Crap xmas presents - vent here
26-12-2014 19:57 #142
26-12-2014 20:57 #143
Every year I get the same things from my in laws, bath lotions or candles. It's not that I don't like the gifts, it's the thought that counts and I appreciate being involved when they are all opening presents, especially for such a big family but it's the 3rd year I have attended and I always think of those types of gifts as what you give when you don't know the person well and aren't sure what they like. I do like candles so I will give them that but I don't know, I have big conversations at length with them and feel we are quite close, I thought maybe this year the gift would be a little more personal? I'm hoping that makes sense.
I know I'm being petty though and I genuinely will use them!
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26-12-2014 21:11 #144-
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I really am sorry you are hurt that I think you were out of line expecting a replacement gift for the one your daughter didn't like. That was not my intention. I suppose I was hoping that by thinking about where the gift giver was coming from, things may improve for you.
That being said I stand by what I said. I don't think having an opinion on people being unfair means that I need to take a break from the forum. People have opinions and disagree on here all the time.
I usually will skip over vents that I disagree with (people are allowed to vent and all) however I didn't with this one as it reached a threshold of perceived unfairness that I thought crossed a line. I don't think titling a thread 'vent' is free reign to say whatever you want without people disagreeing ( If it was I would have created a thread called "vent: mass murderers are bad" - then I would have not been flamed for calling the Cairns mum what I did).
I hope I have done a better job at not being personal (attacking etc) in this post as that is not my intention and I would hate for Nomsie to have to come in here and sort it all out (public holiday and all).
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26-12-2014 21:22 #145-
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I just remembered the relative that gave my DS regifted markers this year (with the open pack sticky-taped together) gave us re-gifted chocolates last year. I could tell because they were out of date. I am not cranky at her though. She has hit rough financial times (looking after people who are not her own immediate family) but she has previously lived a life of opulence so feels the need to keep appearances up. For some reason I quite like her.
Last edited by VicPark; 26-12-2014 at 21:42.
26-12-2014 22:33 #146
My MIL gave me a recipe book with the title 'How to Cook'.. She assures me she bought it because it has good recipes in it... Made me laugh and I paid her out for it all day!
She got my DF a pair of nose hair clippers, I nearly wet myself!
I must point out, these gifts were among the trillions of other gifts they got us. They go completely overboard and I swear they sit at home with the credit card watching Infomercials all day! God love them!
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26-12-2014 23:00 #147
Crap xmas presents - vent here
I was spoilt this year! but I remember one year my nan got my mum (her MIL) a see through Sportsgirl dress that was short and meant for young women to wear a colourful bandeau/bikini under for festivals kind of thing. My mum was 45 and isnt a swimming let alone bikini type - and even if she was it was very inappropriate for her.
The same year I was 13/14 and she got me a pumpkin patch bright yellow dress with a huge tulle skirt in a size 8. (I am not petite.) which was not my style at all... And something that would've fit me when I was maybe 7?
Not that I was i ungrateful, being 13 I was more like, did she send me this by accident???
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26-12-2014 23:14 #148
27-12-2014 05:59 #149
My dad is the worst at gifts for my kids. This year, he asked me to email gift suggestions. I found 4 gifts he could buy online all from the same place.
The week before Christmas, knowing I had gone on holidays and wasn't coming back til Xmas eve, he replied with: Too hard. Put money in your account. You get them. Please have them wrapped and bring them over for Xmas eve dinner so I can give them to the kids.
I was NOT impressed!
27-12-2014 08:13 #150
My dad got my dp s book on Audis. He (sadly) doesn't own one, never has, never will, and doesn't really like them.
Dad's reason was that dp has a red wrx so he thought it would do.
Poor dp bombed out in present getting again. My family never bother trying with our partners. Last year mum got him a brown wallet, with ink stains on ot.
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