Gift question

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Maybe avoid telling her the part about not liking them and not good quality, and focus on the part where you only use carry-on size? If you never need a bag that big, then she’d be better off giving them to someone who might use them….

Post # 4
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6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, my mom has absolutely no problems telling people what she does and doesn’t want for a gift, so I’d have no problems telling her I didn’t want them. 

The truth is if you take them, you won’t use them and they’ll be a waste. 

Does she get her feelings hurt easily?

I would just tell her your apt is too small and you only use carry on sizes and you love and appreciate the idea, but you already have really good luggage and you think she should give it to someone else and not spend her money getting you two an engagement gift, bc you’re just so happy to have her love and support!

Post # 5
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sah612:  +1

Just let her know they’re “not your style” and that you prefer carry-on bags. It’s a fair explanation without hurting her feelings/ causing you guilt, and someone else may love them and get to use them.

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