My brother got me for Christmas exchange

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
November 25, 2012 8:36am CST
My parents are sitting down stairs complain like usual. My bedroom is up the stairs so I hear everything. I know who everyone got, and my younger brother got me (which means I wont be getting a gift most likely).Unless someone else such as my parents, or my sister bought it (my brother wouldnt buy anyone anything). I ordered my share of gift last night for my sisters boyfriend withmy VISA rewards. its a $50.00 gas card which he will use. Once I get it I will put it in a big box, stuff newspaper, and put something that weights it down, then wrap it all up.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
25 Nov 12
We don't do anything like that in my family. We just buy for the kids though my grandmother has bought for us the last few years. It's usually a snuggie that we get or a blanket, it may be the same this year. Well it's good you expect him not to get you anything, but perhaps your sister or mom will buy something for him to give to you.. I think that if he doesn't buy any gifts he shouldn't be included in the secret santa pull at all.
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
25 Nov 12
Totally agree if he doesn't buy anything he shouldn't participate. Even if your parents do buy the gift themselves it is not teaching him the responsibility of buying any gifts himself. Hoping you get something decent to use since you spent so much money on a present yourself in that exchange. It isn't fair you won't get a gift.
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@Hatley (161831)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Nov 12
hi Ricki it still puzzles me why your younger brother is such a spoiled immature fellow and pampered beyond all belief.Has he had some illness that made your parents so pampering of him? anyway I hope the does provide yo u with a nice Christmas gift,.
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• United States
25 Nov 12
Just work on getting yourself a gift--your own place. That will be worth several birthdays' and holidays' worth of gifts. There is no changing your brother. That broken toy is what he is because of how he was raised, and you had nothing to do with that.
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@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
26 Nov 12
My family does a Christmas exchange, too. It sounds like you have a good plan for your sister's boyfriend, but it is too bad your brother doesn't participate properly. One side of my family no longer does a Christmas exchange, but when that side did one, it was tough because my aunt's and uncles made so much more money than I did and there was no limit to the gifts, so my mom often helped me get gifts. The side that still does an exchange has a limit, so it's not hard for me. Judging from your other posts, though, your brother's problem isn't the money but that he just doesn't think of others, which is sad for him but at least you don't have to be affected by it once you move out.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
25 Nov 12
If your brother isn't going to buy a gift for the person he gets then he really should not even be included in the gift exchange. That does not make it fair to everyone else in the family. A gas card is a nice gift for your sisters boyfriend. With the ever raising price of gas I am sure it is a gift that will be appreciated.
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
25 Nov 12
You're a lot nicer than I am. I get a small gift and then find up to five boxes increasing in size. I wrap each box and when I get to the biggest box I paper mache it. And then wrap that one too. It drives the recipient nuts because I also seal every edge where the wrapping could be torn with tape so the person couldn't cheat. I usually do that with gift cards, but am well known for not showing mercy on the people who receive my gifts...my fiance even has experienced my insanity...he comes armed with his knife!!!!!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
25 Nov 12
yep they are complaining as usual just like you to do hear on mylot you are always coming about them.
@GardenGerty (92216)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Nov 12
finding cool ways to wrap things is a lot of the fun for gifts. That kind of preparation makes it pretty certain he will not guess.
@Blondie2222 (19072)
• United States
25 Nov 12
Well If your brother doesn't want to buy you anything he could at least make you something, at least it's the thought that would count. Christmas doesn't always have to be about buying gifts and how much you buy its what comes from the heart. If not at least you guys will be together for Christmas and can have family time, I love being around my family for Christmas whether we celebrate or not. We are celebrating this year and we all our able to buy gifts this year for everybody so that's nice, recently we all been broke and unable to get each other much but we were just grateful that we could all be together for the holiday.