(Closed) Giving presents to people you can't stand…

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much does step-sister deserve?
    Some bath towels and a card : (48 votes)
    48 %
    $200 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    $100 : (21 votes)
    21 %
    Nothing. : (26 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I would give her a card and call it a day. Entitled teens get nothing from me. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s fair that you decide together on the total amount to give, but you should leave the decision of how to divide that between the giftees to your Darling Husband. They’re his family and he might not want to have to deal with the family drama that could result from not giving his stepsister a gift. She does sound like a brat, but I think this decision should be his. 

    Post # 5
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    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @SweetartMD:  When I’m dealing with entitled pieces of crap, I like to go to the nearest swap meet and find an awful piece of kitch…usually something that looks like a pig….they always get the message….and it’s awesome

    Post # 8
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @SweetartMD:  I think you should gift the amount Darling Husband thinks that’s appropriate (not because she deserves it!)

     

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee

    @SweetartMD:  The hell? We gave between 20-50 bucks. Same range I got when I graduated college. Which was just last year.

    ETA: I totally missed that this is HIGH SCHOOL. Twenty bucks is my limit!

    Post # 11
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    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    A card and some flowers will do just fine.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I got a diploma for graduating high school…it’s high school, not a masters program.  I think a “congratulations” card is more than enough.

    Post # 13
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    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    You could give her some really ugly jewelry and insist she wear it because you picked it out just for her Tongue Out. And then you can give the other two cousins some other kind of physical gifts as well. 

    Post # 14
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    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    PS. I never received any money! I was snubbed!! haha jk I got a car from my dad so that is good enough for me(:

    Post # 15
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    For people like this, my fiance and I love to come up with something that a well meaning distant relative might give. Something that sort of makes sense if you think about it, but (purposefully) completely misses the mark. We also try not to spend a lot of money. If you are not trying to offend, do the obligatory “Oh the places you’ll go” book, and get loved ones to write messages inside of it beforehand (kids’ parents, grandparents, yourself, etc). That way you spend almost no money, while looking really awesome and thoughtul.

    Post # 16
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    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Why don’t you just give all three of them $75?

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