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PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Thu 03-Dec-15 21:00:37

It's my birthday soon and been asked by my younger sister what I would like.

http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3816710.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156%7Ccid:189934165%7Cagid:18091993045%7Ctid:pla-94833456410%7Ccrid:77627768125%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:10231033580553913618%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o1&gclid=CjwKEAiA7f-yBRDAgdv4jZ-78TwSJAA_WdMaJyK2ziSjkxv3MIDOrBIuk3klYYpRqh5dnW2ScmuZZRoCz4vw_wcB

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I love puzzles but can't do any as there is no where in my house I can leave an uncompleted puzzle and I love challenging ones.

It's going to be my 30th, apparently this is unsuitable.

Aibu to think why ask in the first place.

My 2nd choice was book tokens, in which this wasn't right either.

LunchpackOfNotreDame Thu 03-Dec-15 21:02:25

Because it's a big birthday and they want to get you a big ticket item

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Thu 03-Dec-15 21:15:58

What should I ask for, I really feel uncomfortable asking for a big ticked item so close to Christmas.

gabsdot Thu 03-Dec-15 21:16:57

I have one of them and it's pretty rubbish. It doesn't really store the jigsaw properly without bits of it breaking off.
You can get better more expensive versions. Ask for one of them instead

JustWantToBeDorisAgain Thu 03-Dec-15 21:19:10

How about an experience dais's and I each did something we wouldn't normally do as a birthday gift ( mine was flying lesson, dsis2 archery and canoeing, and dsis3 was extreme sports)

IMurderedStampyLongnose Thu 03-Dec-15 21:19:31

I had one too and it's crap.Ask her to buy you a kindle fire and do puzzles on that.Happy birthdayflowerscake

EastMidsMummy Thu 03-Dec-15 21:20:04

Why can't you ask your sister roughly how much she wants to spend??

Bin50 Thu 03-Dec-15 21:31:20

What about one of these instead?

I got my sister one for Christmas a few years ago and was impressed with it. Its more substantial than the one you linked and just looks a bit more present-like I think.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 03-Dec-15 21:41:26

I have an awesome puzzle app on my iPhone. Ask for an iPhone. grin

Bakeoffcake Thu 03-Dec-15 21:41:42

I have some thing similar to what *Bini linked to. It's really good and fits well under the sofa!

Bakeoffcake Thu 03-Dec-15 21:42:40

Sorry that should be Bin50

unlucky83 Thu 03-Dec-15 21:45:50

Another agreeing the rolls are rubbish ...we have one for DCs bigger puzzles and we tend to end up leaving them out anyway .
The other link looks better - but maybe too big
My mum does lots of jigsaws and we got her a similar board one but the biggest we could get so she wouldn't be limited -but in fact it is much bigger than she needs for most puzzles and a pain to store. She found one in a charity shop which is the same but about half the size and she mainly uses that.

sleeponeday Thu 03-Dec-15 21:56:25

It sounds like she may want to get you something you'll keep long term, which will have sentimental value. A piece of jewellery or similar.

Ask what sort of things she would like to get you, to give you an idea, and then you'll be able to suggest appropriately, maybe?

Bubbletree4 Thu 03-Dec-15 22:04:10

It's cheap and it's crap.

Get a flat one that can slide under bed/sofa.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 03-Dec-15 22:07:58

Agree they're not very good, mine is gathering dust. I'd like one of the flat folding ones though. I only generally do jigsaws on holiday, holiday cottages seem to have more free table space than we do at home.

SoupDragon Thu 03-Dec-15 22:45:59

Ask what sort of things she would like to get you

Whose birthday is it?!

fuzzpig Thu 03-Dec-15 23:50:55

Can't comment on the actual item, but it seems it's not a good one so I'd take the other recommendations here for a better one.

But YANBU, because she asked you what you wanted! It's not really on to ask what to get you, and then refuse to get you that (unless it is something over budget, or something offensive - a puzzle accessory is neither!)

Nothing wrong with asking for something that you would really appreciate, and that's what you did. Just because it's not what she wants to buy you doesn't make it wrong. You shouldn't have to think of something that she thinks is right.

DH has been asked by colleagues/friends over the years what he was getting me for Christmas/birthday and found that people were often critical of and/or baffled by what he had chosen (nerdy stuff, DVDs, games, Lego) because they didn't think that it was what he should buy me (perfume, handbags) confused even when he explained that I didn't like the latter, they still said that he should get me those things because I must want them, that was the kind of stuff you should get your wife confused that sort of thought is surprisingly common and some people seem to think that getting the 'right' present is more important than actually thinking about what the person would like.

(Says the woman who worked out she's getting a Monty Python bobblehead for her birthday next week... grin)

fuzzpig Thu 03-Dec-15 23:56:57

Having said all that... if she really wants to spend more money on you, why not direct her to Wentworth Jigsaws? They are definitely keepsake-worthy. I have a couple and they are beautiful.

sleeponeday Thu 03-Dec-15 23:57:54

Ask what sort of things she would like to get you

Whose birthday is it?!

And in this instance OP has said the two things she would like, and been rejected both times. So asking for a hint on price point and type of present seems to save more faffing.

ouryve Fri 04-Dec-15 00:00:19

I do love crap argos product pictures.

DS1 has one of the rolls and it's OK for puzzles with big pieces, but just too clumsy for adult ones with tiny pieces.

SoupDragon Fri 04-Dec-15 07:10:57

And in this instance OP has said the two things she would like, and been rejected both times. So asking for a hint on price point and type of present seems to save more faffing.

No, the sister needs to get a grip and remember it's the OPs birthday, not hers. As the OP said Aibu to think why ask in the first place.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 04-Dec-15 07:17:08

Yes to Wentworth jigsaws, I got one last Christmas, definitely a superior jigsaw.

Lweji Fri 04-Dec-15 07:21:34

Ask her for a bigger house

icklekid Fri 04-Dec-15 07:26:30

But if it was my sisters 30th I would want to get her something special not a £8 mat that has bad reviews. ..

Lweji Fri 04-Dec-15 07:32:22

Your sister is being lazy. She could have researched a version with better reviews or look for special books that you like.

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