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Christmas Presents

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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?

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Am I being unreasonable?


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MinistryOfTragic · 09/12/2019 23:59

I think if you're not prepared to get what someone really wants, then don't ask!


katy1213 · 10/12/2019 00:05

I'd love to have a new hoover. I can see why some would resent it, but if you've made it clear that's what you'd like, it seems unfair to have unwanted girly stuff foisted on you. And it always is girly stuff!


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.


FoamingAtTheUterus · 10/12/2019 01:22

My dp has got me a new wok and knife set because I like cooking and see decent cooking stuff as a treat to me so yanbu !


MrsToothyBitch · 10/12/2019 09:10

Since you want it and requested it, it's a fine present! I always stick to my DMs Christmas list but chuck in a couple of little surprises. I'd much rather buy someone something they want!


OneDay10 · 10/12/2019 09:18

Maybe ask for vouchers and then just buy the item yourself?


Allyg1185 · 10/12/2019 09:23

I love getting a useful present and if someone asks for a gift like that from me they will get it. Why would you buy someone an ornament for example when they have asked for a new hoover. Give them what they want!


sarahjconnor · 10/12/2019 09:25

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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.


DisplayPurposesOnly · 10/12/2019 09:39

My mum asked for a new bin one year Grin

Absolutely fine to give a 'household utility' as a present if asked for.


Loyaultemelie · 10/12/2019 09:42

Best present I ever got was a Hoover Grin


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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