Tacky as a gift or not

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Tacky as a gift or not
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 5:40pm
My sister J. calls me from out of state.

 

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Registered: 05-06-2009
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 6:44pm
One year my sister gave my kids a wallet size picture of her kids in a card labled to them, that didn't go over well, they said thanks then
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Registered: 08-01-2007
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 12:00am

If it were me, I would just stop exchanging gifts. It

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Registered: 05-01-2003
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 4:20am

I just have to laugh now.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-26-1997
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 8:37am
I could use the jacket.

 

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Registered: 03-07-2005
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 9:53am
Is she broke this year or usually in the lower income level? I mean, I don't know her of course so I'm just wondering if her giving you used things is only because she can't afford to spend any money. At any rate, enjoy the jacket if you need it. For me, I probably wouldn't give away used items (that I had lying around my house) as gifts to be honest.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 12:30pm

I wouldn't give a used gift either.

However, I also wouldn't exchange gifts with my sister.

You live far enough apart that it has to be mailed, and it sounds like money is tight for both of you. Do you have to send something for them to know that you care?

For awhile, my sister and I both exchanged gift cards at Christmas. I finally put an end to it. Where is the sentiment in you sending me a $30 gift card and I send you a $30 gift card? I told her, "Let's just know that we love and care about each other and call that our gift ok?" She agreed. It's taken a lot of the stress off of me at Christmas and I feel no differently on Christmas morning.

HTH,

Laura



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Registered: 12-13-2007
Fri, 11-27-2009 - 2:16pm

The fact that she has a nice used jacket she wants to share with you, is "nice".

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