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AIBU No More Presents

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jamesk0001 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:18:40

I am livid with my brother in law.

He is much better off than we are, always has flashy holidays, new car, really expensive house etc.

He suggested a presents that his 3 kids would like for Christmas, a xbox 1 game for £50, a remote control drone for £40 and a football kit for £60.

I suggested it would be nice if he got our 2 kids a surprise, he knows them well enough. It was a well though out surprise, a gift voucher for £10 each!

Considering how well off he is and the list he gave me, I think this is outrageous behavior and I want to suggest no more present exchanges!

Birdsgottafly Thu 29-Dec-16 18:20:50

You either give a list of equal value, or stop doing gifts and be honest why.

GnomeDePlume Thu 29-Dec-16 18:21:49

On the face of it YANBU

Is there any chance that BiL gave you the wrong gift list?

gamerchick Thu 29-Dec-16 18:22:13

So he suggested actual presents for his but couldn't be arsed to pick something out himself for yours?

Just that would be enough for me.

RubyRoseViolet Thu 29-Dec-16 18:23:42

Yep, that's ridiculous! Never again!

DailyFail1 Thu 29-Dec-16 18:24:03

Your mistake was asking for a surprise. You should have properly thought of the kind of gifts your kids wanted and requested them of equal value.

ForalltheSaints Thu 29-Dec-16 18:25:11

No presents in future sounds sensible. I feel sorry for his wife or DP, assuming they are still together.

Notcontent Thu 29-Dec-16 18:43:46

Is this real? You spent about £150 on presents for his kids? I am quite well off but there is no way I would spend that much. I think the whole Christmas present thing is out of control. Next time just say that you have decided not to do presents.

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