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sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 08:27:31

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LaurieFairyonthetreeEatsCake Tue 14-Dec-10 08:29:26

of course - think of it as environmentally friendly

Does she also get you something nice too or is that the extent of the present? hmm

LoveMyGirls Tue 14-Dec-10 08:29:33

I def would

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 14-Dec-10 08:29:53

Absolutely I would. Either the carers or the Ambassador.
Fererro Rocher are nasty. Maltesers though............

muddleduck Tue 14-Dec-10 08:32:08

you are always entirely reasonable, so without reading the OP...


FrostyAndSlippery Tue 14-Dec-10 08:32:50

Well I was going to suggest sending them my way

But giving them to people who've helped DD sounds a brilliant idea.

I love ferrero rocher <drool>

PestoEatsSnowWarnings Tue 14-Dec-10 08:33:33

Yup, definitely recycle them. Harms nobody, and better somebody who likes the stuff gets them and enjoys it!

sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 08:34:51

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TrillianAstra Tue 14-Dec-10 08:36:07

Do the teenage boys like ferrero rocher?

And do you like malteasers?

Just saying.

sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 08:39:07

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sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 08:39:29

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RockinRobinBird Tue 14-Dec-10 08:45:16

Are you quite sure that the one year you recycle them without opening, that she won't have stuck a £50 to the bottom of each one? If you're positive she won't have done that then do it!

diddl Tue 14-Dec-10 08:48:43

I think it would be fine to give them to me away.


sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 08:49:16

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MrsSnaplegs Tue 14-Dec-10 08:52:36

As long as they are still wrapped def do it although I do remember a story from when I was a student nurse. Little old lady every week used to gi e district nurse a bag of brazil nuts saying my son buys them I don't like them you might as well have them. DN ate them every week. One week met the son and thought she ought to tell him he was wasting his money - he replied but I buy chocolate brazil nuts!! Turns out old lady was sucking the chocolate off and giving the nuts to the nurse grin so lesson from an ex nurse be careful what food you accept from a patient!

Vallhala Tue 14-Dec-10 08:55:09

She sounds like such a charmer I suggest that you send put a tag on them which reads, "To MIL from Riven and family" and give them back to her after you've added some laxative to the box.

sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 08:57:48

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YuleTideD0G Tue 14-Dec-10 08:59:27

I'd give them away. Mil, gave me a xmas present last year that we'd given her the previous year. Twat. I think I'll give it back to her this year grin

DullWomenHaveImmaculateHomes Tue 14-Dec-10 09:00:35

I'll definitely say YANBU; I'm considering palming off a couple of items of clothing that my MIL bought for DD. Fortunately she didn't wrap them before she gave them to me and even more fortunately DH agrees that they are hideous grin

sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 09:01:25

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mummytime Tue 14-Dec-10 09:01:59

If I give food presents (usually to teachers etc.) I hope if they can't use them they will at least recycle them. After all its the thought that counts. Although how much thought there is in your case I'm not sure, but my in laws could give me the Ferro Rocher too, and I hate them too.

Vallhala Tue 14-Dec-10 09:02:50

Oh sod it Roven, just give her the laxative on its own!

plupervert Tue 14-Dec-10 09:13:29

An entirely appropriate re-gifting. She (MIL) sounds a selfish cow, and it should give you an extra glow, to know that you have made her bitterly-given presents into good ones. Would she spit with rage, to have done good?! wink

sarah293 Tue 14-Dec-10 09:18:02

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