You got me what?

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You got me what?
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Thu, 10-27-2011 - 2:18pm

What's the worst present you've received on the holidays?

I think mine, and I hope it's never topped, would be the Shaggy and Scooby Chia Pets that my dh let my boys pick out for me one year.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 8:49am
that sounds like something MIL would do/does, Lol. back to, it's the thought that counts. ;-)

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 8:44am

my kids are generous in spirit and there are gifts FROM them under the tree for DH and I, but the money for those things come from us.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 11:25am

Because we have always lived near family, we have never gone all out on presents.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 9:05am

Oh, I misread. I thought you did not exchange gifts with the kids either. We never did the santa thing - hadn't thought of that.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 8:17am
Sorry, hit send too soon. What I meant to say is, that while we don't "exchange gifts" with the children, that three presents for each child have always appeared "mysteriously" under the tree on Christmas morning, and their stockings are always filled.
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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 8:14am
Rollmops, we have always gotten the kids gifts. The rule about "no gifts expected" applies only to adults. Our college age son will get gifts this year because he is not self-supporting yet.
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 7:26am

Good point. 2-3 times, dd gave me homemade presents and once she bought me a pair of socks. A pair of socks may not sound like much, but she had picked them very carefully to be soft, warm and comfortable and I wore them to shreds. They finally died a few months ago and I am still mourning them.

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Mon, 10-31-2011 - 7:24am
bordwithyou wrote:

We don't normally exchange gifts with the children or with each other, but if one of us sees something that we think would be perfect for the other, we'll often go ahead and get it.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 7:22am

My MIL once gave me a boxed set of a teapot and two teacups. On the side of the box it said that this was a promotional gift and could not be sold. She had gotten it as a freebie at Laura Ashley after spending 500 bucks or whatever there. This was beat, however, by several gifts she gave that still had the anti-theft devices in them, and not by accident. FTR, my MIL is quite wealthy.

I agree that it is the thought that counts, but in the above cases the thought really wasn't very nice.

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 10:25am

Can't think of any, I really think it's the thought and not the gift that counts.

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