Annoying people dropping hints about Christmas gifts they want.

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: Do you hate how people expect you to spend your money on them at Christmas time?
    Yes. Don't ask for a present. If I want to get you something, I'll ask you what you want. : (56 votes)
    55 %
    No, it's fine to say what you want so they know what to get you. : (46 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If I ask what you want, please do tell me. But I’m with you – I hate when people “drop hints”.

    Off topic but WHY IS THEIR ELECTRIC BILL $600!?!? wow.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My girlfriend asked me for a backup generator last year, after Hurricane Sandy turned off her power for 2 whole days and she couldn’t cook in her apartment.
    I said I couldn’t possibly swing that. So she asked for a new winter coat instead. SIGH.
    What am I, made of money???

    PS Them not paying their bills is NOT your problem, and it sounds like Santa couldn’t even give them enough money to keep afloat. I wouldn’t even bother (yes I am mean but then again I can’t spend all my money trying to fix other people’s recurring financial problems).

    Post # 6
    Member
    7285 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @IheartUFC:   I hate that dry begging tactic as judge Mathis calls it. I wouldn’t give them jack shit after giving out $1,800 in less than year. Are you Trumps?

    Shoot I got Macy’s bill, can you hook a sister up???… At least i’m not dry begging I’m asking you out right LOL. 

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Ugh why do people have some sort of christmas entitlement?  I do not undertsand.  Gifts are nice but aren’t everything.

    Post # 8
    Member
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @IheartUFC:  I WISH people would give me hints on what they want! I’d much rather give someone what they need/want than guess. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    817 posts
    Busy bee

    I hate this!  My sister keeps tagging me in pictures of nice designer bags on facebook and goes, “Ooooh I wonder if my sister will see this in time for Christmas!” NO I do NOT want to spend $300 on you for Christmas!!  Just because you’ve seen me buy myself nice bags doesn’t mean I can afford them all the time, especially when I have a bajillion other people to buy gifts for!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We buy gifts for our kids, and that’s about it. We donate every year to troops overseas. Our family and friends know this, if they want to gift us things to send to them, great! Our friends think its a selfless thing to do, but to tell the truth it’s a kind of a selfish of us. We get out of buying others presents, but still feel good about the holidays.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    2920 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    YES! My sister is so annoying with her children.  She sent me a text message to both me and my brother saying, “If your looking for something for the children, perhaps a leap frog for each of them (not just one). I’m sending this to both of you to ensure they get them, so let me know who does so we don’t have double gifts.”

    I sent her a reply back saying “If you’re looking to get me something perhaps a Michael Kors purse.”

    Post # 12
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted wrong!

    I don’t mind people saying “So, if you’re planning on getting me a gift this year, I could really use (X thing that they would like/use and is affordable).”

    But “gimme money” is AWFUL! And the absolute worst is FB asking. One mass post that says “HELLO 6947698479 FRIENDS I HAVEN’T BOTHERED TO TALK TO ALL YEAR. SOMEONE SHOULD GET ME (Exorbitantly expensive gift).” And the worst part is, it’s almost always followd by a second post AFTER Christmas, about how their 9879754 friends “didn’t pool together for the ONE THING I WANTEDDDDD”

    Post # 13
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Lily_of_the_valley:  and tell her your internet friend wants a new pair of black boots, wide calf please.;)

    Post # 14
    Member
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I give a HUGE list to my FI and everyone knows they can ask him for ideas if they need any. Things range from $10 to some big ticket items (new snow boots).

    I hate that his ENTIRE family does gifts for EVERYONE. We are buying for 25 people on his side. Most of them just ask for gift cards anyways. Why not save the money and just buy what you want instead? I am new to the family, but I hope next year we can do a secret santa or something. 25 people (on his side alone) is way too many.

    Post # 15
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @IheartUFC:  ugh so rude. my sister did this to me last year and blasted me on Facebook.

    She said, ” I can’t wait for Christmas this year because I need a new Coach bag and I know sis will get me one” and tagged me in the post.

    I commented and said, oh really? Not happening, I have a wedding to pay for.

    I got her a Coach bag one time and now she expects it every year. And not that this is important, but I will point out that she doesn’t get me a gift as nice as that. I get her a $200-$300 Coach bag, and then she gives me a Christmas ornament? or a cookie jar? And, this tops the cake, she doesn’t even pay for the gift, my mom does. My mother explains that she doesn’t have much money. SHe is 24, has her own apartment, but doesn’t handle money well.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @IheartUFC:  If I ask what someone wants, I want them to tell me what they want, but if they just tell me striaght out or they had that annoying “hint hint” at the end, I think that is really unncessary and I would want to forgo buying gifts too. I wouldn’t, but I probably wouldn’t get them exactly what they asked for.

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