Post # 1
My mom got me a professional top of the line curling iorn for chirstmas but its a TINY barrol.
Its going to make super tight curls that just don’t work on me. I do my hair in big loos ringlets/ waves.
She gave me all the info on how to exchange it but also said she got that one beacause she knows all my other iorns are bigger- I want to actually use this one to replace the other iorns since it will be better for my hair.
She spent alot of money on this so I don’t want it to just sit… but I won’t use it … like ever… Should I get a bigger size or just keep it and use it as much as I can?
Post # 3
@alishaloo: Definitely exchange! She is obviously fine with that if she gave you the info!
Post # 4
@alishaloo: Obviously, you need a bigger barrel. It will still be a gift from your Mom, so I wouldn’t hesitate to exchange it. If she gave you a size 0 dress and you took a 6, you wouldn’t hesitate would you? No difference in this situation to me.
Post # 5
@fancymichelle: Thats what I thought but then DH said I would hurt her feelings… I think he just doesn’t want to have to go exchange it with me- and thats stupid cause I bought him Jenes from the same mall that we have to go get a bigger size in !
Post # 6
@alishaloo: i think you should just exchange it, I’m sure she’d rather you have something that you’re gonna use.
Post # 7
@alishaloo: Definitely exchange it! If I gave someone a gift, I’d rather they exchange it for something that worked better for them and they USED the new item instead of letting my original item sit around and gather dust (and eventually get tossed).
Post # 8
@julies1949: that is interesting that you think of it that way, cause I could still use this iorn but I couldn’t use the dress… but I do get what you are saying completly! and I do LOVE the iorn I just can’t do much with that barrol.
My hair is to my waist a small barrol woudl take me ages and look hidious.
Post # 9
Thank you everyone! I was just kinda worried cause DH said it would hurt her feelings and I’m kinda a selfish person and my goal right now is to try to not be so I want to make sure I don’t act like an ungreatful brat ha.a
Post # 10
@alishaloo: my mom wouldnt’ mind at all if I wanted to exchange something. Also, if I gave the gift I wouldn’t mind or be hurt at all. My goal when giving a gift is for the person to really like it and get use out of it no matter what it is. Exchange it!
Post # 11
I don’t think she would be hurt at all by exchanging it for one that you can use. It was probably fairly expensive, I’m sure she would be more hurt if it sat there unused. She gave you the info for exhange, so I think that makes it pretty clear she’s okay with it.
Post # 12
@alishaloo: I don’t think it’s offensive. You obviously like the gift and plan to use it a lot but you need a different size. It’s no different than exchanging a sweater for the same one in a different size.
By the way you keep spelling “iron” and “barrel” wrong.
Post # 13
I am the sentimental type…
And even I say you can exchange this… as she clearly gave you the Info you need to do so.
What irks me as an “Etiquette Snob… lol” is when people exchange things just because they want something entirely different, or THE CASH instead !!
You want to replace it with something very very much similar, so the intent of the gift remains the same…
So you aren’t doing anything offensive in my book
Post # 14
@lampshade: I’m the most awful speller and grammar person in the world! Thanks for correcting me !