(Closed) Christmas Present Etiquette – Am I Overreacting?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 4
1222 posts
Bumble bee

@Vikstar:  I don’t necessarily think you should be hurt, but that was kind of rude and tactless of her. Did she thank you at least? That’s what I would be worried about. You never know- she could have a food allergy or something (I got the impression it involved food). Your gift was still thoughtful and likely appreciated. I just feel like she should have held her tongue and handled that more discreetly. But if it were me, I would let it go- it was a thoughtless slip of the tongue, yes, but not meant to hurt you.

Post # 5
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would be more weirded out than hurt. sounds like a food allergy/diet issue, I have gluten allergy not many people know about, Fiance cant even remember sometimes and offeres me gluten sandwiches that i agree too and then ask if the kids want it instead lol. I appreciate the thought, I really just cant have it or i will be ill. I think she just slipped up and was untactful about it, shes probably kicking herself for it, it seems.

You did nothing wrong, dont worry about it!

Post # 6
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yeah that’s pretty rude to tell the gift giver you plan to regift their present right to their face. Not cool coworker, not cool. 

Post # 8
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Some people don’t seem to have a filter and bluntly say things that come out rude! She probably didn’t intend to mean anything, but yes rude!

Post # 9
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m sure she’s embarassed. She probably said that without thinking. Definite foot-in-mouth moment.

Post # 10
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

super weird she’d say that but i don’t think it’s anything to get upset about. 

Post # 11
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

That is an odd thing to say.  I would understand if she said something like she’ll have to share it with her husband or something, but that she is actually using it as a gift was weird for her to say.  She must just not think before she speaks.

Post # 12
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If someone gives me food or sweets, I’d say “Thanks! My husband will really love these” because he will? I’m not regifting, I just feel like a gift to me is a gift to “us” as a couple and we share? Maybe she didn’t mean she was regifting.

Post # 13
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@BuffaloDots:  I’m leaning towards this interpretation as well…

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