(Closed) Anthropologie gift from my sister

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@sfchick: well, it’s her money to throw away. if she wants to throw some of it your way, just accept it and move on – it was just a sweet gesture. or hey, i’ll buy the towels off of ya and then you’ll have made some $ from it to go towards the wedding!

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@elliestan: lol exactly. If you want to put the towels in the classifieds I will make a “contribution” towards your wedding.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@sfchick: i urge you to rethink that decision….wouldn’t you be upset if you gave your sister a thoughtful gift and she sold it and made a profit? maybe im in the minority here…

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The way I see it is is you have a choice to make. You can choose to look at the towels as a waste of money, and feel badly that you could have used that money for something else. OR you can choose to see them as a nice gift your sister gave to you to brighten your day. Put them in your kitchen, your bathroom, wherever- use them as a way to focus on what really matters about your wedding, you and you Fiance making a commitment to one another. Everything else is just extra. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

Those towels are darling!  I might rethink relisting them.  A big part of family is learning to let people be who they are – everyone can’t be the same.  It seems that she is just trying to send you a nice gift.  I’d be incredibly hurt if my sister sold a gift that I picked out and sent to her. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

If you need to sell things then sell off old towels and replace them with the new ones.  She sent you a thoughtful present that she thought you would love as a way to extend an olive branch after a fight.  If I sent something to a sibling and they turned around and sold it to try to make some extra cash I would be incredibly hurt.  She is trying to take one step forward with your relationship and you are trying to take two steps back.

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@sfchick:do dish towels really take up so much space that if you don’t sell them, you’ll have to rent storage? you use them to wash dishes!

i would be pissed if i bought you dish towels (from your favorite store no less) and you sold them on ebay.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@kitzy: Right.  That’s what I don’t get.  It’s her fav store, but now it’s too expensive to be throwing money away at?

What your sister does with her money is her own business.  I know it’s hard to separate that during a time of financial difficulty, but it’s your favorite store, and I don’t think a $50 gift is insane or anything.  Yes, they are hand towels–but it’s Anthropologie.

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think it’s a nice gift from her to let you know that she does care about you and your wedding/marriage.  I would graciously accept and use the gift.  I think she was trying to be nice after your spat.  Just work on doing what you can for your wedding. No one is under an obligation to assist you $ wise. 

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@sfchick:i live in 450 sq feet, and i’m so not buying the “not enough space for 3 towels” argument. you could use them to dry the dishes you wash. and yep, i’d be angry…it was a gift, not a donation to your wedding.

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