Hev33 · 09/12/2019 21:25
I have 3 grown up children who asked what i would like for Christmas, after much thought (as I dont actually need anything) I asked if they and DH could pitch together and buy me a Shark hoover as old Henry ( hoover not DH) is playing up. I was met with a resounding No and told household appliances are not appropriate Christmas presents! I actually dont see what the issue is AIBU?
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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Dontsweatthelittlestuff · 10/12/2019 01:14
I much prefer practical presents that I want or need. I don’t need more perfume, shower gels, bath creme or a smelly candle so I have asked for a pair of garden secateurs. Not mega expensive at around £35 but I have told both my adult children to chip in and get them between them as there is nothing else I want so not to waste their money.
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phoenixrosehere · 10/12/2019 09:35
I’ve asked for just a few pairs of non-themed thick socks and a pack of Ferrer from the relatives who’ve asked and a small mini fridge from my husband for our room. He has asked for Christmas for me to help him with his work wardrobe.
However, I know some will think I’m just being silly and will give me some type of beauty product, smelly or baking product kit because that is what I seemingly like despite never asking for these things ever.
jaseyraex · 10/12/2019 09:44
Better a practical present than something that will never be used. DH got a me a table top mixer last year and the kids got me some nice new mixing bowls and other baking bits. DH has requested a panini press this year and I'm happily obliging! YANBU. They shouldn't ask if they're not prepared to get what you ask for.
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