Ever bought gifts that you really like and you don't want to give anymore?

Alaskan husky - The stuffed toy I bought looks like this
@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
December 10, 2011 8:18pm CST
I went Christmas shopping yesterday and I bought gifts for my two godchildren. I bought them stuffed toys. I really like the dog stuffed toy that I bought and when I went home, I couldn't stop myself from hugging it. I even took pictures of it. I almost didn't wrap it up! I felt I didn't want to give it to my godson anymore. ^^ Because it's just soooooo cute!!! It looked like an Alaskan husky just like in the picture. Have you ever bought gifts that you felt you didn't want to give anymore?
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@aquacan (216)
• China
11 Dec 11
Wow, that happened to me too. When I went on a trip this summer, I picked up some gifts for my friends. One of them was a fancy USB. It looked so cute that I didn't want to send it to my friend any more. I was going through struggle at that time. Then I decided to give it anyway. Otherwise, I would feel kind of guilty for taking that gift that I should have given to my friend. Later, I took pictures of that USB. I believe that my friend would make good use of it. And it also made me feel better that my friend liked it very much, too!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
That's what I did, too! I took pictures of the stuffed toy. At least I've got some remembrance of it.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
Yeah it happened to me also.I bought a shirt for my brother and turn out to be mine cause I like the color and design.I just bought another shirt to give to him in his birthday and wear the first one I bought.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Dec 11
lol :D So that became a christmas gift for yourself instead? If i really like something, i won't even think of it as a gift for others. IF i have no choice, i would buy another one for myself.. haha After all, there are so many choices out there right, secret? hehe ^^ So far, i have only gotten what i want and also lucky enough to get back what i given out during gift exchange.. lol :D
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@fantabulus (4005)
• India
21 Dec 11
Yes this is happened with me also I remember I purchase a purse for my friend but when my daughters told me this beg is very nice then I not give to my friend.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
17 Dec 11
Hi secretbear, such situation did happen to me several times as well I still remember I had promised one of my colleagues to give him a pair of Siamese kittens before my lovely Mimi going to give birth to her babies. Cat usually would have at least 3 kittens. But it's sad that a couple was available only that time. They looked so sweet and cute in their snowy white fur. No matter how unwilling how unlike to part with my adorable little kittens I had to let my colleague to bring them home on the third day as I had to keep promise (shrug) I visited my colleague house the next day in the evening for I really missed the little sweeties. Since then I payed a visit to the colleague often, to hug and to play with them until my Mimi had given birth to another 3 little babies later. Have a nice day and happy posting!
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 11
I can never buy stuffed toys for anyone, because I too am a sucker for them, even at 40 years old, it's always been that way! Fortunately my nephews are not into stuffed toys and prefer toy cars, now I can buy endless amounts of cars for them and not want them for myself! I do try to buy things that I don't like that way I can easily part with them! I loved the Alaskan husky and I certainly couldn't part with it either!
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
13 Dec 11
I bought my daughter some perfume once that I almost kept for myself It was perfectly light and smelled wonderful. I made every excuse up in my mind I could why I was going to go ahead and keep it. I ended up giving it to her but it was a close call.
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@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
11 Dec 11
No I did not.. but what I did was buying the same for me just bit smaller. It's that cat from Alice in Wonderland :-D I love his face and especially his smile!
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
Yes I did. I bought a nice pink miniature chest drawers. When I bought I thought of giving it to my goddaughter. I bought it from another country and when I'm back home - I didn't give it coz I find it really cute and I love the color pink So I gave her some dress, chocolates and other things instead.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
I love pink, too! That's one reason why I don't give pink gifts to any of my goddaughters.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
But recently I and one friend gave a pink Barbie watch for our goddaughters birthday! Good thing I see the watch just for kids so I never try to keep it for myself
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
Well, yeah. That's one thing you can avoid the dilemma. Buy stuff only for children.
• United States
9 Jan 12
I was going to bypass this discussion when I saw it 5 weeks ago, but didn't the exact same thing happen to me when Christmas came for me lol? My grandmother wanted a book, but the bad part is it was a book that I wanted too! I bought the book online, and it was all I could do not to open it! I knew that if I read even the first few pages, it would have never gotten to my grandmother for Christmas lol! But it turned out alright in the end. I got a gift card for Christmas, which I turned around and used to buy the book again for myself! lol.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Must be a relief to be able to buy again another copy!
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• United States
14 Jan 12
Actually yes it is! I previously had the book as a pdf on my phone...sounds convenient until you realize that you are reading a short novel with something that gives you no device such as a bookmark Now I'll finally be able to finish it. I even bough the 2nd book in the series to follow up!
@dong88 (796)
• China
11 Dec 11
Hello! Good lovely of plush toys! This situation, I also had had. Ha ha, because for the gift is too cute, get these gifts stayed. Of course, I will go to buy more another one. Happy every day!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
I can't really buy another one because it was one of its kind.
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
I believe that most of the gifts that I bought are ones that I really take much liking to and thus, I always find it difficult to let go of them. When this happens, it means that one has bought good items to give away as gifts. Meaning, this is really a good indication that you did right in purchasing those gifts for your love ones. Have a happy day, secretbear.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
I wish. My godson is just one year old and I don't know what he likes because I don't see him much.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
It happened to me way back when I was young and it was suppose to be an exchange gift at school. I really liked the toy that I even played with it the weekend before the actual Christmas Party. When my folks got home and saw what I did to my present, they decided to buy another toy of the same kind which I would bring to the Christmas Party and then give as an exchange gift. Oddly though, when gifts were exchanged, my gift was not taken from the table and it surprised me. I ended up bringing the toy back home after. So, I got two toys that day. I didn't really buy the toys but that's how it went (^_^") Merry Christmas~!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
14 Dec 11
Merry Christmas, ratyz!
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@drannhh (15247)
• United States
13 Dec 11
That did happen a few times and guess what, I kept them and bought the person something else. One was a stuffed toy, of sorts, a lavender scented terry cloth stuffed bear to hang in the bathroom. I didn't take it away from a child, no, it was to have been a gift for a grown lady. But I gave her the basket with the fancy soaps and lotions but kept the bear. Another time I bought someone a spoon rest for the kitchen and while wrapping it I decided the person would not love it as much as I did so I got him something else and kept that one, too. Oh, and another time I ate somebody's chocolates...and got them another box just the same. Say, you struck a raw nerve here, lol.
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@youless (94361)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Dec 11
This can happen to me, too:) I think at least you can keep this stuffed toy for some days since it is not Christmas yet. And then you can give it to your godchildren. Or perhaps you shall go to buy one for yourself as a reward. You shall treat yourself better and you deserve it:) I love China
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Actually yes! LOL......I had a hard time wrapping one of my gifts I got for my daughter as I really thought it was cool and didn't want to part with it. Fortuantely it had to get into the mail early to go to Germany and I didn't have time to find something else.....so it's under a tree in Germany right now!
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
I guess this happens once in a lifetime (hehehe) I did change my mind when I bought a dress for my daughter and when I fit it in- I find it soooo nice and comfortable to wear. So,I ended up buying one more for her :p
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
11 Dec 11
Haha oh yes!! this has happened to me couple of times. One time I bought this lovely dress for a friend's birthday. But after I took it home, I didn't feel like giving it to her lol.. but i did anyway haha.. it has happened a couple of times. Sometimes I give it to them and buy something similar for myself too :)
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@richric (17)
• Estonia
11 Dec 11
Yes I have:D I boughta guitarpick collection for my friend and it had ma favourite band logo on it and I felt it wwas wrong giving it to him but I'm glad I did it, he was very happy:D
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@tang888 (23)
• China
11 Dec 11
the stuffed toys(dog) is so cute,so she do not want to give her son.I saw one girl toy which can sound like a girl ,I want to give my niece.I will go home next week, give her a surprise
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