(Closed) Electronic Cigarette – Christmas Present

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you smoke cigarettes, if you do would you like this present?
    Yes I smoke : (2 votes)
    6 %
    No I do not smoke : (17 votes)
    49 %
    I would like this present : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I would not like this present : (15 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t smoke but thinking about the people I know who do smoke, I don’t think they would like it. It almost feels a little preachy to me.

    Post # 4
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have tried them and do really like them, however I would be offended if someone gave it to me for Christmas. It’s a very personal decision to quit and extremely hard if you aren’t ready (even if you complain). It’s even harder when people push you when you aren’t ready. 

    Post # 5
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @givemecouture:  I agree it seems preachy. The thoughtfullness and intent is good, but I feel like there’s  lot of potential to offend.

    Post # 6
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @bdockery:  Not sure. Are they expensive? I wouldn’t give it to them as their only gift. I think they might not take it too well, though. It’s basically a huge hint to quit smoking and kinda presumptuous. I don’t smoke, but if someone got me a gift that was a big hint, I might be upset.

    Like here’s a new vacuum you didn’t ask for… you need to clean more. He’s a gym membership… you’re fat. Etc.

    Unless they’ve tried everything and asked for your help, it might be a bit embarrassing to open, I don’t know. Are they the types that have a good sense of humor?

    Post # 7
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @WhiteWedding:  Great insight.

    OP, I don’t think it’s an appropriate Christmas gift, especially if the intended recipient hasn’t remarked about wanting one.  If someone said, “Oh I’d love to try that” when an ad came on, that’s one thing…but aside from that, I think it’s a bit rude.

    Post # 8
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think it’s an appropriate Christmas gift. It’d be like giving someone a bathroom scale or a workout video if they’d mentioned trying to lose weight. These are very personal issues and it’s one thing to say you want to quit smoking, and a whole other thing to be ready to do it. Until you’re actually ready and actually ask for help, anyone giving you those tools, no matter how well-intentioned, runs a high risk of being percieved as overstepping.

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