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@yahooey wrote:

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I feel for you - I never had anyone demand certain gifts from me and and then blatantly say - the hurtful things she said after it was given. Can you stop the exchanging of gifts? I know some families love doing it. 

 

I no longer exchange any gifts with anyone friends or family - with 2 exceptions which I will get to later. When I was a young adult - I always gave gifts. From my vacations to friends and family - each person got something and not each family got something - each person. It could be a keychain or tshirt. But I was young, got a job and traveled to Disney - hey I was an adult.

 

As time passes - I finally said to the few friends - let's stop exchanging - let's hang out for the special occasion whether BD or holiday and do something fun. We each pay our own way and it may be a movie - dinner etc. No pressure shopping - person stuck with something but all the goodness of celebrating.

 

Same with family - only exchange with kids - KIDS! Once they graduate college -done. I really felt bad for my niece. For the past 10 years or so - her gift was a combo of BD and Christmas. A Broadway show + dinner and anything else we eat or do along the way. I love hanging out with her but I told her duirng her November BD that it will be the last time. She understood. Whatever I give her would be an exception. Nephew is now a senior I think - with the pandemic, who knows what is happening with credits.

 

Anyway - yes my niece received her knitted socks and sheep. Yes - I gave her a generous gift card as she entered her acct number for her fav food place to eat - making sure the acct name will be correct. Yes - she gave me something for xmas and my BD. She is very thoughtful and sweet. I don't expect her to spend money on me but she always manages to do something. That's why when she visits - she gets a baked treat to take home - brownies or biscotti.

 

If I went on an int'l trip (it's been a while) I may bring back food items - candy or cookies. It is eaten and poof - gone. 


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You are a kind, thoughtful person.  Agree the good time spent together is the best thing.  I like to give gifts too, but spontaneous ones, if I see something I know someone will love, I try to get it for them and give it to them then, not according to the date.

 

ps> you have great pics too!

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@yahooey wrote:

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is there a National No Underwear Day? - nm I don't wanna know

 

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The best pics!

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Good morning...Smiley Happy

 

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@Bri369  I Love It!  Brilliant. 😁

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Good morning Preds and friends, happy Thursday to one and all . . . Smiley Happy

 

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@loveschocolate  That's beautiful.  

 

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