What to do? A male friend gave me an inappropriate gift!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2004
What to do? A male friend gave me an inappropriate gift!
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Sat, 01-01-2011 - 3:05pm

Hi- I need some

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003

Your chance to give it back was when he gave it to you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-24-2004

I would at least say something about this gift being inappropriate. Perhaps give it back to him with a note that says "in your dreams". I don't blame you for feeling violated by this.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007

l'd return the gift to him

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2004

LOL you are correct.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-19-2004

I would mail it back to him w/ a note - Friend: I have reconsidered the christmas gift you gave me from victorias secret. I am actually uncomfortable with this gift b/c our relationship is purely platonic and I want it to stay that way so I am returning the gift. I value your friendship and hope you can understand I don't want to hurt you or lead you on.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2005

I can certainly see how you would be so shocked at the time of receiving the gift that you really wouldn't know how to handle this.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004

You've gotten some good advice.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-24-2004

Wow! A gift like that from an uncle sounds creepy. I can't imagine getting a gift like that from any relative. The gift may have been for a lover, but imagine a man wearing such a teddy. Yeee-uck!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Maybe OP should have said upon opening it... "I can't WAIT for Bob to see me in this!!!"

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003

Hahaha, now that is getting the message across!

Seriously though, I think I stand alone here believing that the time has come and gone to return the gift.

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