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I hate my present from DP

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SomebodySaveMe Sun 23-Dec-12 17:54:28

Feel free to tell me I'm being a spoilt brat. I feel like I am.
DP went out today to get me a present. I had said I wanted money towards a kindle fire or wasn't fussed what he got me. He said he didn't want to get me money.

He came back and showed me what he had got. It's hideous and looks like its been chosen by a 5 year old (which it had as he took DSD with him)

It's a locket. It would be a nice locket were it not covered in pink and purple fucking sparkles. I don't wear pink, purple or anything remotely sparkly. Had it been silver sparkles like the one he said he was going to get until DSD saw the pink one it would have been lovely.

I told him I liked it so he didn't get upset. Now I'm upset because he doesn't fucking seem to know me and can't ask him to change it as DSD will be upset.

I'm a spoilt brat aren't I?

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 18:00:49

So DSD has bought you a locket that's far to precious for every day use. What has DP bought you?


NatashaBee Sun 23-Dec-12 18:03:00

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SomebodySaveMe Sun 23-Dec-12 18:04:42

I did think of going with that approach Pidj but money issues mean its my present from DP, DSD and DCs.

The temptation to wrap up a barbie for him from DSD is overwhelming.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Sun 23-Dec-12 18:05:23

So is the locket from DSD or DP?

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Sun 23-Dec-12 18:05:50

Oh I see, hmmmm, it's a bit crap isn't it?

Shellywelly1973 Sun 23-Dec-12 18:06:40


I get where your coming from but it could be worse, dp bought me a carpet cleaner last year!!

TotallyEggFlipped Sun 23-Dec-12 18:06:44

Let DSD admire it for a while, then let her have it as a special gift from you. At least then you won need to wear it yourself.

mercibucket Sun 23-Dec-12 18:07:04

Just buy yourself an amazing present. I got a samsung tablet this year - just what I wanted!!

And take dsd shopping for your dh's present, obviously! Go to Hallmark. They do lovely teddies and mugs I hear

mercibucket Sun 23-Dec-12 18:07:07

Just buy yourself an amazing present. I got a samsung tablet this year - just what I wanted!!

And take dsd shopping for your dh's present, obviously! Go to Hallmark. They do lovely teddies and mugs I hear

mercibucket Sun 23-Dec-12 18:10:26

Oh sorry x-posted, didn't mean to sound boastins about the tablet. That makes it more annoying - you could have saved up for a kindle sad definitely take whatever you bought hin already back and put the cash towards your kindle. And nip into poundland with the dsd to pick him up something!!

SomebodySaveMe Sun 23-Dec-12 18:13:09

This is what he got me. It looks more barbie-esque in the flesh.

Mynewmoniker Sun 23-Dec-12 18:19:38

I actually like it blush. If I get anything I think is tacky on the day...shall we swap?

I wish my DH would think for himself as he always checks out with me the suprises he (or rather my daughter) has thought of first "In case you don't like it" FFS! I also wish he would think of me as a woman and buy me girlie stuff like your necklace.

SleighbellsRingInYourLife Sun 23-Dec-12 18:19:55

It's pretty horrible, alright.

queenofthepirates Sun 23-Dec-12 18:21:06

My Dad bought my mum a bike light one year.

They are divorced now.

BluelightsAndSirens Sun 23-Dec-12 18:23:05

Why has he shown it to you 2 days before Christmas confused

FelicityWasSanta Sun 23-Dec-12 18:24:18

Oh dear and £60 too! You could have had two decent presents for that if they hadn't chosen jewellery.

TotallyEggFlipped Sun 23-Dec-12 18:25:39

That is hideous. Can you return it?

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Sun 23-Dec-12 18:27:46

Does sound dissapointing i must admit, where on earth does a locket match up to a kindle ? They are not at all the same thing so i can see why you are peeved!

What did u get him?
My fav memory is of fil buying mil a Tesco Value hoover for christmas 2008 gringrin

lottiegarbanzo Sun 23-Dec-12 18:27:54

Tell him it was a lovely thing for dsd to have chosen, given her age but obviously not to your taste. Assume he was humouring her and act accordingly. Return it and either swap for the silver one or buy the kindle, with this, any other Christmas money and some of your own, if you can.

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Sun 23-Dec-12 18:28:49


I think honesty is the best policy .... "It's just not me, it's such a lot of money and I don't think I'd wear it".

My dh used to buy me bloody earrings, big gold expensive ones that ou couldn't use for daily wear and, well, how many nice pairs do you need?

SomebodySaveMe Sun 23-Dec-12 18:32:01

I've gotten him 2 Xbox games, a t-shirt and some bits and bobs. I didn't think he would have the money to get me anything as he's been unemployed and picked up some odd work with his cousin until his new job starts in jan.

I feel really bloody ungrateful.

MisForMumNotMaid Sun 23-Dec-12 18:32:13

Would you like me to start a thread about how all the gems have fallen off my locket, that could just happen to link to the thing as you describe, but fortunately H Samuel have allowed me to exchange it for another one as my DP had kept the receipt?

lottiegarbanzo Sun 23-Dec-12 18:32:28

Btw, I think this allowing yourself to lose out so as not to upset him - would he really be upset? Sounds like he knows he's clueless, or he wouldn't have shown it to you, clearly giving you the option to say no and return it - is rather martyrish. Stop taking on everyone else's travails as your own, then getting upset about it. Be more straightforward and tell him what you feel.

DontmindifIdo Sun 23-Dec-12 18:32:54

I think once the DCs are in bed, be honest, that while it is nice, it's not you and you won't wear it. You don't want to upset DSD now, but you'll keep it in the box nicely and then return it in the new year so you can get something you will wear.

Keep saying how lovely it is that he and DSD found something together. Lots of ego stroking, but that's too expensive for something so "i'm a little princess".

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