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to think this is the worst set of birthday presents ever

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bna Sat 15-Jan-11 22:16:57

Its my brothers 21st today and he got

Mum: Calender (he's already got one)

Dad: Air freshener (thought it would be useful for his new flat hmm )

Sister: An acre of the Moon (wtf?)

Sister: Male concealer (he has never make up in his life)

Uncle and Aunt: Socks

Uncle and Aunt: Recipe Book

Me: Aftershave and a couple of tickets for his football team

AIBU to think my family really should have put more effort/thought into his presents

charliesmommy Sat 15-Jan-11 22:18:36

thats shit for any birthday.. but for a 21st thats reallllllly shit.. unless they are doing it for a laugh and have something better lined up for him too...

AB12 Sat 15-Jan-11 22:19:08

the moon thing is cool

MaureenMLove Sat 15-Jan-11 22:19:10

OMG! That's really is a shit pile of pressies for a 21st. Particularly his parents. Do they not like him?

How does he feel about the present?

seenitallbefore Sat 15-Jan-11 22:19:11

Thats not good. Air freshener?? Is that a joke?Football tickets nice thought though ,

AgentZigzag Sat 15-Jan-11 22:19:59

You really shouldn't be so ungrateful on his behalf <<stifled snigger>>

They are bad.

Is he hard to buy for or were they just being unimaginative?

tyler80 Sat 15-Jan-11 22:20:40

I got a giant bar of Toblerone for my 21st

ZillionChocolate Sat 15-Jan-11 22:20:40

I think the air freshner is the worst. I'd be sad at that as a normal present, let alone for a special birthday.

MissAnneElk Sat 15-Jan-11 22:21:47

These are shocking for a 21st. Air freshener?!

MaureenMLove Sat 15-Jan-11 22:21:56

Sorry, but the moon thing is shit too.

£25 wasted frankly. £25 worth of present, wasted on a bit of paper that says you own a peice of the moon. I could print something off on the computer for tuppence.

AgentZigzag Sat 15-Jan-11 22:22:07

I got a planter with some plants in for my 21st from my parents.

Not sure which emoticon to use.

tyler80 Sat 15-Jan-11 22:22:27

...and I was quite happy with that. My family isn't into birthdays in a big way. Far worse was my student flatmates being horrified on my behalf.

bna Sat 15-Jan-11 22:23:26

He's not particulary hard to buy for. It was quite amusing watching him opening them and pretending to be happy/greatful

AgentZigzag Sat 15-Jan-11 22:26:17

Aww bless him grin

It is hard to muster the motivation to shop for presents after Christnas, but some of those sound like they scrabbled around the house for something to give him at the last min.

MissAnneElk Sat 15-Jan-11 22:27:02

Tyler, a giant bar of toblerone is great! I can see it would be a mild disappointment if it was the only gift from a multi millionaire relation. But air freshener - from anyone? For any purpose? But for a gift?

TotemPole Sat 15-Jan-11 22:28:01

What did they buy him for his 18th?

pink4ever Sat 15-Jan-11 22:28:34

Those presents are dreadful! I was pissed off because got a gold bracelet for my 21st(many moons ago).Know I sound like an ungrateful moo but I dont wear gold but an air freshener! really?. Your brother must be a nice guy if he managed to fake enthusiasm for those gifts.At least you got him something decent.

toastandmarmiterocks Sat 15-Jan-11 22:29:26

A calender??? From his mum???

TotemPole Sat 15-Jan-11 22:31:12

I was pissed off because got a gold bracelet for my 21st(many moons ago).Know I sound like an ungrateful moo but I dont wear gold

pink4ever, I can't understand why people buy me jewellery at all. I haven't worn anything for about 15 years. They must notice.confused

simonedeboudoir Sat 15-Jan-11 22:31:48

shock your poor brother.

Airfreshener? Moon? Male concealer? ffs.

Why were you amused watching him - do you not get on?

mitochondria Sat 15-Jan-11 22:32:54

I remember on my 18th, getting a smallish present from my parents (can't remember what now) with the promise "we'll get you something special on your 21st".

21st arrives, small present "of course we got you something special for your 18th"

Did you? what was it?

I didn't really mind though, we're not big into gifts in my family.

Does your brother make much effort when he's buying for family members?

AgentZigzag Sat 15-Jan-11 22:32:58

Perhaps they're trying to tell him something?

That he's a smelly, spotty bad time keeper, who needs to get into healthy eating and perhaps broaden his career outlook to include property on the moon in his portfolio?

loolooskiptotheloo Sat 15-Jan-11 22:33:47

poor lad - is this normal though?

bna Sat 15-Jan-11 22:34:25

No I get on really well with him. I found it funny partly because my family thought they'd done well and bought him good things and partly because I knew how much of an act he was having to put on.

loolooskiptotheloo Sat 15-Jan-11 22:34:59

poor lad - is this normal though?

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