It's about kids with learning or attention issues though, which my son does have.
Still really worth a read!
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24-12-2014 07:14 #51
Crap xmas presents - vent here
24-12-2014 07:18 #52
My grandmother was always the worst with gift giving. She goes to the $2 shop and buy us a bunch of crap that we aren't even remotely interested in. I remember one year my brother as a child getting a pack of tennis balls, but the $2 ones that don't bounce. We always get non-fiction books on things the receiver isn't even remotely interested in (eg lots of sports books but no one in my family is into sports or into that athlete). I used to get cheap figurines every Christmas and birthday as a child, and get things like address books these days which I will never use. She still does this today. While I appreciate she tries, as an adult I would prefer she just kept her money and didn't bother, a card is more than enough.
24-12-2014 07:59 #53
Wasn't this supposed to be a fluff thread? Just a bit of fun? ?? :what:
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24-12-2014 08:02 #54
We have had some pearlers in past Christmases.
DS has had a few cheapies from the Reject Shop but he has learnt to be grateful for whatever is unearthed when the wrapping paper is ripped off. For all we know, someone has skipped lunch so they could spend the last $10 in their wallet on a gift for DS.
I've had some interesting gifts as well. I've had cheap perfume from the $2 shop. It smelled horrible but it was in a nice bottle so I displayed it in the bathroom until it smashed on the floor one day. At least I wasn't devestated.
My cousin was given Buckwheat pancake mix one year. That was halarious.
It's kinda become a bit of a thing now. The weird and wonderful!
24-12-2014 09:54 #55
I'm very thankful my Nan has stopped with the Avon gifts lol. I always appreciated the thought but the only thing I ever used the make up for was dress up parties, very bright bright colours.
Other than that I've been given a lot of play boy stuff(car mats/clocks etc) and I don't understand why. Definitely not crappy gifts as they are expensive but I've never expressed interest in it. I have actually gone on to sell most of it(with the givers permission) as I don't like playboy and don't like pink and it's been off close family. I tell them in private that I appreciate the thought but it's really not my thing. When opening I'm very grateful though, which I am at the fact they have tried to think of something other than a gift card for me
24-12-2014 10:06 #56
My MIL usually gifts freebie promotional products to DH that her and FIL win at the tavern. I'm talking booze branded stuff like Tooheys New tank tops or stubby coolers etc. Genuine bogan type gear.
Apparently this year's gift is a Wild Turkey bottle opener that makes gobbling sounds when you use it. *shudder*
24-12-2014 11:21 #57
My Nan gave me a hairbrush for my birthday one year when I was about 12. Then when I rang her to say thank you she asked me if I knew how to use it (I have really thick, wavy boofy hair that always looks messy)
24-12-2014 11:59 #58
I feel so conflicted by this thread! On one hand, it's rather hilarious, hearing all the gifts some people have received, on the other other, however, it all seems a bit precious and entitled.
Do I laugh? Yes. But I will do so uncomfortably.
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24-12-2014 12:30 #60
I am lucky that my DF and his family are quite thoughtful! I love any present i get and it has all been useful, but being from a *very* broken family myself i usually get forgotten except for my Mum who always asks me what i need. We dont do family get togethers. Now that there are grandkids coming along i am going to suggest that we should do a kris kringle and pressies only for the kids. With saving for a house i dont really have any desire to spend hundreds of dollars on ungrateful adults who never call or bother any other time of year!
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