Post # 1
seriously some people are so rude. i bought my FSIL a really nice xmas gift which wasnt cheap and not so much as a thank you passed her lips. I spent boxing day with her and there was no acknowledgement of the gift whatsoever. even when i asked her if she recieved anything nice this year she didnt mention it.
I asked my FBIL if he gave her my gift and he said he had.
Now, i dont give to receive but i told my FSIL that i had bought her an xmas gift a few weeks before xmas via facebook as she asked what i had bought whilst in town. She responded by saying, i have your gift too. Chistmas comes and i get no gift. This ordinarilly (sp?) wouldnt bother me but i just think shes plain rude.
Post # 3
That’s weird. Just an excuse to cross her off you list next year though!
Post # 4
Ask her directly if she liked it don’t be passive aggressive. If he is a teenager I can say honestly she is probably too wrapped up in herself. Communicate that you felt hurt by her lack of response
Post # 5
Some people were just not raised to say thanks, or write a thank you card, or really acknowledge gifts. Yes, its not the right way, but I can say when I was a teen (especially as a shy teen). it would not have occurred to me to reach out and say thanks. My parents would have been oblivious and not encouraged me either. When I think about it now, its kind of embarrassing that I was a bit rude back then!
Post # 6
Good news. I almost like not getting thanked so that I won’t waste my time next year getting them anything.
I do not continue to buy for people who are clearly burdened by my gift.
Post # 7
she is not a teenager she is 29 years of age and also one of my bridesmaids. Next time i see her im going to ask her
Post # 8
I hate when people do this! You shouldn’t be expecting a gift, I don’t have to get you a gift, I took the time, thought, and money to get you a gift so the least you could do is say thank you! It’s not about the money or how expensive the gift is it’s that you THOUGHT about and cared about her enough to get her a gift. Don’t waste your time and money on this broad next year!
Post # 9
@ChocolateLime: My SIL is the same way. We always make sure we pay them a visit on their b days as well as their kids with a card and gift. I didn’t get anything this year. Finally on Christmas they bought my DH a birthday gift and gave me mine as well. It wouldn’t normally bother me, like you I could care less if I get gifts. A nice home made card from the kids would have been wonderful. It’s the point that she does it on purpose to be mean… Sorry you had this happen to you 🙁
Post # 10
i should have known better. I bought her a nice birthday present too this year and although she did say thanks, it definately wasnt sincere. Once again she had told me she had bought me a birthday present and when the day came, not even a Happy Birthday!!
I know she is expecting to be a godparent to my child too, sorry to say this is definately not going to happen!