What Would You Do....?

United States
September 17, 2015 4:48pm CST
You buy a family member a nice gift for Christmas. They open it and they say something sarcastic like, "oh, just what we need, more knick-knacks to dust", or something like that. Then, six months later they invite you over to their yard sale and guess what you see on a table in their front yard with a price tag on it? Yup. That happened to me two Christmases ago and I got spoutin' mad over it. So, the next year I gave them a houseplant that I grew myself...totally free gift so I didn't waste money on them. Now Christmas approaches stealthily again. This year....Ugh. Not sure what to do. What would YOU all do in a case like this? Give a gift or not give a gift? Right now I'm leanin' more toward the NOT side of the equation. Bwa-hahahaaaaaa!
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• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Sep 15
I think cake or any food they really crave for is an ideal gift for Christmas because I am sure they are going to like it.
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• United States
17 Sep 15
There you go. That sounds like an ideal gift...except that the husband is a very fussy eater...Hmm. I would have to find out what kind of stuff he likes, I guess.
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• United States
17 Sep 15
@flippish2014 Hmm. Not even sure if they drink. Possible though. Thanks.
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• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Sep 15
@Novelangel Your welcome, no problem.
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Sep 15
Gift cards. To coffee shops. Nothing nice. Maybe the Fruit of the Month club.
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• United States
18 Sep 15
hehehe. There ya go. I definitely agree on the nothing nice. I will have to see what types of gift cards are out there to pick from...I know, I know, the answer is billions. LOL.
@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
17 Sep 15
gift card, maybe.
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• United States
17 Sep 15
That is a possibility, since they gave us one to a restaurant one year. I will consider that idea too!
• United States
22 Sep 15
The plant idea was genius. They'd get a homegrown plant from me every year!
@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Sep 15
I would probably go with not getting them a gift at all since they are so unappreciative.
@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
18 Sep 15
I would say food or drink of some sort - they can't put that in a yard sale.