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Friends obsessed with brands!!!!

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Bipet1984 Tue 07-Jun-16 14:47:22

How do you deal with friends obsessed with brands? That's all they buy, eat, wear.
We are not that brand driven so if we don't buy them something branded, they don't appreciate it. Thoughts?

pinkyredrose Tue 07-Jun-16 14:49:30

Let them get on with it. Don't but them anything if they're not grateful.

AddictedToCoYo Tue 07-Jun-16 14:50:08

Ignore them and let them spend their own money as they please?

AddictedToCoYo Tue 07-Jun-16 14:51:27

And it's always best to buy people things that you think they will genuinely like, want and appreciate, otherwise what's the point? Gift buying is not an opportunity to educate people about how much more sensible and frugal you are than them.

cozietoesie Tue 07-Jun-16 14:51:49

Don't concern yourself with it.

Pagwatch Tue 07-Jun-16 14:51:56

Is there something about it that bothers you.
Do they criticise your stuff because it isn't branded?
Otherwise I'd just ignore.

VagueIdeas Tue 07-Jun-16 14:54:12

It's their life. It wouldn't bother me really, unless they were bragging all the time about stuff that doesn't interest me.

ApocalypseSlough Tue 07-Jun-16 14:57:55

It shouldn't matter each to his own etc. but it makes present buying really hard.

Iknownuffink Tue 07-Jun-16 14:58:02

They are out of order if they expect branded gifts from others.

Grumpyoldblonde Tue 07-Jun-16 15:28:26

Buy them Heinz baked beans - it's a brand.
People obsessed with designer goods make me smile if the clothes they wear has a logo on - free advertising to the designer. As long as they don't knock your choices ignore it.

AddictedToCoYo Tue 07-Jun-16 15:35:02

I think we need the OP to elaborate a bit.

quasibex Tue 07-Jun-16 15:49:57

I let them get on with it. Their money, their choice. I don't buy friends gifts, we spend money like that on time out together somewhere nice instead.

Toxicity Tue 07-Jun-16 17:23:18

Were they rude to you about a present you bought them?

HereIAm20 Tue 07-Jun-16 17:24:12

Tk Maxx and Home Sense is your friend. Plenty of brands at bargain prices - even candles, shower gels etc

trafalgargal Tue 07-Jun-16 17:30:10

Why are you buying your friends things?

Some people really care about brands others don't give a damn.

You do your thing ,they do theirs

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