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Miren Thu 01-May-14 17:53:22

Recipient: Woman, early 30's. Professional, no children.

Giver: 3 young children.

Occasion: Birthday

Gift: Homemade pink lemonade in nice glass bottle. Homemade cookies wrapped with homemade gift tags and a handmade card.

We don't know her very well so I thought this was a way to be generic whilst personal. It wasn't very well received.

The recipient sounds like me and I would love that.

She's very ungrateful, I hope you took it back.

It's my birthday soon, I'll send you my address wink

MsHighwater Thu 01-May-14 17:55:35

Sounds fine to me. Any present "not well received" is probably more than the recipient deserved, imo.

SilverDragonfly1 Thu 01-May-14 17:56:46

It sounds like a lovely present, but I suppose she could have allergies. No excuse for not being gracious though!

My birthday is February 7th, just so you know.

CSIJanner Thu 01-May-14 17:57:03

The giver were 3 young children who helped make the gift?

YANBU - even if she didnt care for the gifts, she sould have tai outlay accepted and thanked the children for their hard work.

LineRunner Thu 01-May-14 17:57:08

Omg I would love that.

AdeleNazeem Thu 01-May-14 17:57:09

awww that sounds lovely, I would've been happy. Shows nice effort from them

miserable woman probably wanted a mulberry handbag?

Quintestinal Thu 01-May-14 17:57:20

Anybody "not receiving presents well" are unworthy of presents, in my book.

SilverDragonfly1 Thu 01-May-14 17:57:38

I missed it was the children who gave them- that makes her look even worse!

LineRunner Thu 01-May-14 17:57:48

Anyway, what did she say / do? Spill.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 01-May-14 17:58:05

I wouldn't be thrilled with that, but I promise you would never guess. There's no need to be rude (if she was) about a gift.

Ruushii Thu 01-May-14 17:58:32

Even if she didn't like it, she should have at least pretended.

Miren Thu 01-May-14 17:58:36

Ah... you have made me feel so much better! I wasn't sure if I'd completly misjudged it!

IdkickJilliansAss Thu 01-May-14 17:58:59

What did she say shock

LineRunner Thu 01-May-14 17:59:19

I'd quaff the lemonade with some vodka and eat the cookies whilst sobbing over the card.

devoniandarling Thu 01-May-14 18:00:18

Ooh... I like the sound of homemade pink lemonade! Recipe please! As others have already said, she was undeserving of the gift.

AdeleNazeem Thu 01-May-14 18:00:25

cookies? hand made cookies?

I might be ushering you out of the door so I could scoff them all myself, maybe she was actually just too greedy to share ? grin

get your kids making pink champagne and you may just be my most fav person evah!

HecatePropylaea Thu 01-May-14 18:00:29

When children give you a gift, you act thrilled with it.

Anything else makes you a total arse.

So yes, YANBU, the gift was fine.

She, otoh, was not nice. She broke the big rule about how to accept a gift from children!

Who is she? [nebby]

Miren Thu 01-May-14 18:01:27

It got an 'ah' minus a smile and put on the table in another room. I think the kids were disappointed she didn't try the cookies. Maybe I was expecting too much - I suppose she's not very 'into' children

AdeleNazeem Thu 01-May-14 18:01:33

line ooh pink lemonade and vodka. now why didn't i think of that?!


pootlebug Thu 01-May-14 18:01:45

Gift is great. Recipient is a bitch.

InkleWinkle Thu 01-May-14 18:02:18

Homemade pink lemonade & homemade cookies?
My birthday's in August......

meditrina Thu 01-May-14 18:02:37

Homemade cards are the best!

And if you want a grateful recipient for future cookies, send them my way.

(Stray thought, is it possible ingrate is a MNetter, has bubbled you are, and assumes biscuit biscuit biscuit ?)

Miren Thu 01-May-14 18:02:55

BIL's new girlfriend

MammaTJ Thu 01-May-14 18:03:02

In the absence of the gift of pink lemonade, the least you could do is post the resipe for it. Pretty please and thank you! grin

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