(Closed) Anybody else horrible at accepting gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ll bite. 🙂

I’m a little awkward but I have a great grandmother who I think was trying to get rid of her assets before she dies so that there isn’t a huge fight (her children already have some bad blood) so she always used to just hand us random cash for coming over to see her. It was awkward to receive but she would NOT take no for an answer, and if you tried to, say, maybe leave the cash at her house like you “forgot it,” she’d send it to you in the mail. So basically, I guess I’d recommend that its best to just think of the gifts as something they are doing for you because they love and/or care about you, and if you can say thank you with a hug (or if its on the phone, make sure you’re smiling so it comes through in your voice) I think thats all they really want. Then make sure you write a thank-you letter. 🙂

Post # 4
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hate getting gifts.  It makes me uncomfortable.  I am getting better though!

Post # 5
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

It is hard for me to take gifts that I think are over the top and something we couldn’t afford.  With the wedding I have had a hard time over saying yes to somethings but I guess I get to deal with it.  My Aunt gave us some money for the caterer and is buying my wedding bouquet.  Then FH Aunt is giving us our short Honeymoon.  I think the one thing I am not wanting to say yes to is Fh parents paying for our dogs to be boarder while we are gone to the wedding and Honeymoon.  It would be almost $500. 

Happy I am not the only person with the issue.

Post # 6
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m the same way.  Glad to hear other people are, too! 

Post # 7
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@kfricke89:When I was younger I was that way. My college boyfriend graduated a year before me and would offer to buy me things and I did not feel comfortable accepting it. I got over it as I got a little older. I am open for all gifts at this point. I even ask my SO for gifts now.

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