Bad Gift/Good gift

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by user63, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @T-Rex you definitely deserve more respect and gratitude than you are currently getting. Hard year or not. I’m really sorry he doesn’t see what you did for him.
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  2. user5076

    user5076 Chicken

    Hard years are tough, but you work through them as a team. You had a hard year too, so having him try to tear you down and make your holiday shitty without any sort of apology is just... crap. You definitely deserve to be treated with respect. You worked harder on this special, personalized present than I have for... any present ever, really.
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  3. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    After this holiday season I am so over gift exchanges. I’d be happy to never do one again, especially with N. Every year I say I don’t want anything and I really should’ve stuck with that. It would’ve saved me a lot of arguing this morning.
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  4. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    Sorry @moose <3 Did you at least get your at-home Christmas Day?
  5. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Nope! No surprise there. At least I got to do Christmas morning and gifts at home but the rest of the time was spent rushing around from his parent’s house so I could do what I wanted to do in between. We only spent an hour there thankfully.
  6. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    I’m sorry :sad:. Glad it was only an hour but upset that you had to schlep your new baby around for something you didn’t even want to do.
  7. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    @moose solidarity. N hasn't even googled how to get the main part of my gift yet, and I'm really not that hard to shop for but had to tell him exactly what to get (after hinting at several things) and still nothing. I would love for once not to be the only one putting effort into it. Hopefully next year is better for you!
  8. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

  9. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    May I suggest a corgi-shaped cookie jar because it is v. high quality.
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  10. user3728

    user3728 Chicken

    Antidote to the bad gifts:

  11. user217

    user217 Chicken

    The Book With No Pictures is a HUGE hit in our house. G cried with laughter and asked to read it like four times in a row.
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  12. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    My BIL usually gets us really useless stuff or stuff that we can't use for a long, long time (ex: last year was several pairs of shoes for C that won't fit for years still). We were so worried when we saw a gigantic box to the three of us from him & SIL, but it was one of the Osprey baby hiking packs. It is my absolute favorite gift I got this year, cannot wait to take C on some adventures.

    He also got C a pair of shoes and they fit him now. :lol:
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  13. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    My brother got us Disney plus for a year which was a great gift!! Except oops we already had the Hulu-Disney-espn bundle
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  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Man I wish someone would get us Disney+. Maybe we can guilt IL’s into it, LOL.
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  15. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Quid pro quo, babe. I shared my Hulu with a friend in exchange for her Disney+ password.
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  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah exactly, they have our Netflix!
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  17. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    We’re going to cancel the bundle subscription for the year, I guess. I’ll miss Hulu but oh well.
  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Bad gift: all IL's got C was a set of Kindergarten flash cards. He was obviously not thrilled and was still a really good sport about it, but they haven't moved from the spot he opened them. :lol:

    Good gift brag: I got D one of these Slurpee cups for Christmas. It's such a waste of money and so dumb but he loves it. Unfortunately there isn't one super close to us, but we've been to all the ones nearby. He is getting such a kick out of every cashier's wtf face when it rings up as $0.00.
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  19. user63

    user63 Chicken

    I never heard of that, and that's super awesome and definitely a gift win.
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  20. user4917

    user4917 Chicken

    That’s something N would like! Very cool gift.
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  21. user4350

    user4350 Chicken

    Didn't think I was going to have anything to contribute to this, but here we go!

    MIL gifted me a puzzle on Christmas, and made this weird comment like "I know you like those large puzzles with 1000+ pieces, but I don't. So I got you a 500 one." Which...okay, kinda weird to say but sure. Didn't have a chance to get a good look at it right then because chaos, so it just got put down.

    Had nothing to do, so I decide I'm going to break out this puzzle. Notice it isn't sealed like a regular puzzle and the back is ripped, so I start thinking it's used. Open it up and it's definitely used, there's a random ziploc bag inside with a couple pieces that go together. But not the end of the world, and I'm likely only ever going to put it together once anyways.

    You guys. She brought it to a new level with this gift. It wasn't just used, but it was incomplete. 10 pieces were so worn that the image had peeled off from the cardboard so THEY WERE BLANK. Or maybe she purposely peeled them off, who knows :lol: Then, 4 other pieces were missing completely and 1 piece didn't even go with it. I don't even think this was an old puzzle she had kicking around, I think she got this from a thrift store or something.
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  22. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Oh damn that is cold. “Here’s a puzzle I picked up for a quarter, go fuck yourself.”
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  23. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I am all for used/thrifted gifts, but like, functional ones :lol:
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  24. user4058

    user4058 Chicken

    Whoa. Also how does it impact her if you're doing a 1,000 piece puzzle? That's just so rude.
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  25. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I hope you go get a 1000 piece puzzle and every time you put in a new piece, you think of one thing you hate about her.
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