(Closed) Ever get a gift and just go: "Are they mad at me?"

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Skittles131:  I was just thinking that!  My shower is this weekend and now I’m a bit worried.  I have a terrible poker face, lol.

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FleeSircus: My IL’s gave us a tablecloth protector for christmas…… for my new fancy gorgeous wood table that I want to show off when we have guests and just plan on having nice placemates for … lol

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MizzStark1026:  hahahahahahaha…..4 forks maybe? hmmmm, maybe nothing stabby

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@FleeSircus:  Gross!!  Sounds like a regift.  Yeesh!! 

Post # 66
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@FleeSircus: A few years ago, a friend gave me a $50 Chili’s gift card for my bday. Even though I never eat at Chili’s, I still thought this was very generous of her. Flash forward a week later, my now Fiance and I headed over to Chili’s for dinner, and miraculously, managed to spend all $50 at once (which is a lot of food/booze for two vegetarians at a Chili’s). The problem is when I went to pay with the gift card, it had apparently already been used, and there was only about $1.50 left on it! We had just blown $50 at Chili’s for the sole purpose of using this gift card, and now had to foot the whole bill. I never brought it up to her, because it felt a little awkward about it, but needless to say, I now always check gift card balances before spending them. 

 

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@RaeBee:  I am not sure why, but this is hilarious to me!

My grandparents always give all of us the craziest gifts for Christmas. I love going over there just to see what the hell they came up with, because it’s always weirder than the last year.

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@FleeSircus:  My SIL does this. I like giving gifts, and I always pay close attention to what she says she needs/wants, because we’re not that close so I try to pick up cues where I can so that I can give her gifts she’ll use/enjoy.

My husband and I went to Miami for my birthday last year, and she sent me a gift in the mail that i HAD TO HAVE for the trip. Apparently she sent it so that i would get there before we left, but here comes the day we are leaving, and she’s calling me and texting me, “is it there? The tracking number says they tried to deliver it!” So I gently explain, that because of the building I live in, they always ACTUALLY attempt to deliver it the next day than it says in the system (and by attempt to deliver it, they leave a notice to pick it up somewhere) so after her constant harrassment I go to the post office, and the woman says it’s not there yet, might be on the truck… and I’m stressed out because SIL is blowing up my phone… and then, and then SHE CALLS THE POST OFFICE AND FREAKS OUT on the poor sweet woman who is trying her best to get me the package before I have to leave for the airport. 

I was horrifed ladies… I apologized to this poor woman as much as I could, and I insisted that she not worry about the package… if it didn’t make it in time, it’s ok. My SIL all the while is losing composure, “damn post office” blah blah blah… and I’m like great. I hardly like you to begin with, and here I am trying to comfort you because your gift hasn’t arrived.

My husband was like this better be something we HAVE to use in Miami, or else he was going to be really, really, really upset.

So about an hour before we have to head out, the woman from the post office calls, my husband brings her a Tim Hortons Gift Card (as a “We can’t be sorry enough about the behavious of my SIL) and picks up the package.

So I call SIL and tell her I have the package. She’s so excited she’s screaming on the phone. So I open it… and I can’t even be near this package because it contains a soap that is so heavily fragranced my allergies have go on the attack.

Side note: My SIL is an NP, who is very aware of my allergies, so this soap made me feel like… does she hate me?? Is she trying to kill me? She knows that this soap has no place in my home.

There was also this night cream mask she sends me all of the time, I have about 5, and I have never used it and she’s never asked me how I like it,  or if I’ve even tried it. So I just stock pile them :S

And the HUGE big deal gift I HAD TO HAVE before I left… was a T-shirt, that in Hot Pink GIANT letters says “I’m in MIAMI BITCH”.

I politely thanked her, but anyone, anyone who knows me, knows there isn’t enough money in the world for me to wear that shirt… ever. 

My husband was LIVID. The stress she put us under for this t-shirt, (that you can buy in south Beach.. everywhere) on top of the fact that it lived with this soap for sooooo long that I couldn’t even put it in my luggage to take a picture in it in my hotel room for her.

AND, of course, she didn’t once ask me about the t-shirt… or the soap, or that skin mask. So it seemed like it was a HUGE deal for nothing.

I get the idea she gives me gifts because I go out of my way to get her gifts… like I worked at MAC and after endles hints about how she needed make-up/brushes etc, I brought her a nice assortment of make-up and a brush set for Christmas… and she gave me a 25.00 La Senza Gift card, and it said “Get yourself something sexy” on it…  Now it’s not the monetary amount, its that I’m dating your brother… and maybe it’s just me… but awkward. 

**Sorry this become sooo long!

Post # 69
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771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We got a gift card that ended up only having $3.87 on it as a wedding gift. I almost wish I knew who it was from, but unfortunately we got several gift cards from the same store that didn’t have an amount listed on the card, so we just put them in our gift list as “Gift Card from the Bay” rather than the amount… We didn’t find out how much was on it until we used it about a week ago.

My parents sometimes buy me wierd gifts. I don’t necessarily think they’re mad at me though. Every year they go away on vacation and without fail they buy me a pair of booty shorts, usually see through booty shorts. And they’re literally so short that you can see the little crease where my bum meets my legs at the bottom. Considering I wear boy shorts for underwear, I literally have some underpants that hang out the bottom of some of the shorts they’ve bought me. It’s kinda weird.

Post # 70
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@longtimemrs:  

surely your own mum knows of your fear?

Post # 71
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LilliePad:  Yeah, it’s just one of those situations that you have to laugh off. Admittedly, I wasn’t laughing as I was coughing up $50 (correction $48.50) for the bill, but at least it now makes for an entertaining post. 

Post # 72
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep. I have. 

Post # 73
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Bee Keeper

@londonchick:  Yeah, you would think so. Which is what made the gift hurtful. Then again, it’s likely she doesn’t believe me when I say I am afraid of clowns and dolls. She has a tendency to react that way — like I’m making it all up or something.

As I said, it’s a very strange and delicate relationship.

Post # 74
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Blushing bee

This made me laugh because I’ve felt this way. We set up two awesome registries in an array of price ranges for our shower and my FI’s sister gave us a homemade wreath, which was very nice, though we’ve never used it, but you just have to let people do what they want sometimes and say thank you.

Post # 81
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Church

Nobody owes you a gift.

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