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Xmas gifts rubbish

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disappointy · 25/12/2019 17:15


For My DH birthday I got some of his usual gifts (giant toblerone, body sprays) but also got him a weekend experience thing that he really wanted- cost £400. For Xmas I did the typical wife work and got everyone's gifts. My birthday is xmas week. For my birthday I got a pair of pyjamas, a cheap pair of earrings that I can't wear as I'm very allergic to nickel (DH knows this very well), a bottle of cheap fizzy wine and a balloon. And no card from DH. For Christmas I got 4 body sprays that I bought myself, another pair of cheap earrings that I can't wear, a pair of primark knickers that were 1.50 in a sale, covered in Xmas tree print, and are two sizes too small, and two tiny candles from a local shop that were also in a sale and cost £3 each. He left the price tags on. By contrast, he had loads from me. He said he feels really bad and has had a face on all afternoon. Buddy, how do you think I feel?! I work my arse off to give lovely things to everyone and make sure it's all special. Literally a couple of weeks ago my phone screen broke and he said "that'll be what I get you for Christmas then- a new phone!" He's said today that he didn't think I wanted one. He's spent about 40 quid and as many minutes on me for both my birthday and Christmas. I'm really disappointed and sad. Really.

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bellabelly · 25/12/2019 17:18

Aw, that's rubbish! It's not the cheapness of the presents, it's the complete lack of thought and care.


EKGEMS · 25/12/2019 19:27

Just ask him "What the fuck were you thinking?! Why did you think I didn't want a new phone? This is unacceptable-were you drunk? Am I worth so little to you?"


chipsandpeas · 25/12/2019 19:36

stop making the effort for him


FruitcakeOfHate · 25/12/2019 19:40

So why do you kep enabling him? FUCK buying gifts for everyone and martyring yourself for him. Take his shit back. Tell him you're through enabling his laziness and thoughtlessness so no more gift exchange because you are tired of having how little he cares about you thrown in your face. And bloody STOP


ChristmasFluff · 25/12/2019 19:57

OP, in what circumstances would you do this to a person you loved?

Yup. none.

What conclusion do you draw from that? How will you proceed, knowing what you now know?

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