to not want to take 2 single duvets with me when I visit SIL?

(147 Posts)
cardamomginger Sat 26-Oct-13 21:34:25

I'm visiting DH's family abroad in December and taking DD (age 3) with me. SIL has asked me to pack 2 single duvets in my luggage. I'm not that keen on the idea, but am prepared to be told that IABU.

My reasons for not wanting to do it are:
they will take up a lot of room, even if I vaccum pack;
we're flying Sleezyjet, who are fascists about luggage allowance, so no way can I go over limit;
I'm already taking over large amounts of chocolate, clothes for SIL, toiletries and some tupperware, so it's not like I'm not doing my bit already;
I've had serious injury and major surgery in the not too distant past and am still a bit wary of lifting too much, so I'd like to attempt to travel as light as possible.

DH thinks she's bonkers. But I'm feeling guilty. IABU if I say no?

brass Sat 26-Oct-13 21:37:11

do you have sleeping bags?

TEErickOrTEEreat Sat 26-Oct-13 21:38:48

Ship them ahead?

Rotterwallah Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:06

Buy one when
You get there? If there's a primark equivalent or doesn't that happen abroad [sheltered]

GirlsonFilm Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:08

Or buy two cheap ones once you're there?

Scrounger Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:12

Get your DH to say no, I assume that your SIL is his sister. She sounds barking, I think it is barking to take duvets on a plane, a car yes, a plane no.

INeedThatForkOff Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:30

Buy them there?

Ghanagirl Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:36

YANBU, sounds like going camping, why does she want you to bring 2 duvets?
Where are you going? Might be easier to buy once you get there, although if she were a good host she would supply bedding for her SIL and small child!

Coldlightofday Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

haverer Sat 26-Oct-13 21:40:51

YANBU. You'd be cheaper buying new ones rather than risk an easyjet excess luggage charge.

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 26-Oct-13 21:41:57

YANBU. That's a ridiculous ask of her plus everything else.

cardamomginger Sat 26-Oct-13 21:41:57

Sorry - they are not for me and DD to use when we are there! SIL wants them for her own household, specifically 2 of her sons!

WestieMamma Sat 26-Oct-13 21:41:58

Why not order them on Amazon to be delivered to SIL's house. Delivery is now free to lots of European destinations. I know this as I've just given my husband's bank card a right good battering

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 26-Oct-13 21:42:38

X post. Tell her to sod right off and order onlime. You're not a courier.

TEErickOrTEEreat Sat 26-Oct-13 21:43:14

She can't buy duvets where she lives? confused

cardamomginger Sat 26-Oct-13 21:43:14

No Amazon delivery to this country (not Europe). She claims that John Lewis equivalent would cost her £100 over there. She might not be incorrect.

Ghanagirl Sat 26-Oct-13 21:44:59

Don't they sell duvets where she lived, still wouldn't take them along with other stuff she's "ordered" from SIL.netgrin

BackforGood Sat 26-Oct-13 21:47:03

Don't be ridiculous! Of course YANBU - well, the only way you are being unreasonable is that you are even considering it.
If she really hasn't got them, then ask her to buy a couple and tell her you will give her the money when you get there although if she tries to accept any money, then obviously charge her for the chocolate, toiletries, etc.

OTOH, you SiL IBU.

WestieMamma Sat 26-Oct-13 21:47:31

What country doesn't sell duvets? Where does she live? On Mars?

BackforGood Sat 26-Oct-13 21:47:54

x-posted with everyone blush

lottiegarbanzo Sat 26-Oct-13 21:48:57

So just say no.

Ghanagirl Sat 26-Oct-13 21:50:44

Really keen to know where she lives, my inlaws live in Africa, they sell duvets there

TEErickOrTEEreat Sat 26-Oct-13 21:52:36

I want to know where Amazon doesn't ship to. I thought they covered the world.

cardamomginger Sat 26-Oct-13 21:53:34

They sell duvets, just the quality she wants is much more expensive than in the UK. I think it's also that she has a thing for M&S, John Lewis, etc.

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 26-Oct-13 21:53:35

Ask her to pay for you to check another bag in! Only £12 one way or something.

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