I am totally fed up with Christmas already. I just don't know what to get anyone, SIL only likes 'designer' gifts, DGD wants every toy on tv and my mother raid the pound shop for a presents.
DD has just no cash to spare for presents and SIL says hes not buying for his parents this year, so I felt that I should say that I don't want anything either. Its just not fair that I get a present and not her. His mother just like expensive gifts maybe costing thirty quid or so, while Ive rarely had anything that expensive.
Ive told everyone to stop buying for me unless it costs under a tenner or is from a charity shop or perhaps a homemade cake or sweets. That way my conscience is clear.
Everyone is asking everyone what they want and no one will say what they want so I'm putting a stop to it. am I being unreasonable and can we all please just go back to one present each apart from kids.
My mother was greatly offended when I stopped her from buying rubbish, she tends to fill a bag with cheap coffee, biscuits, dusters, anything she can get from the pound shop but the fact is that she ends up spending more than if she bought just one decent present. Her excuse is that these things will save me from buying in the future. I'm just so fed up, perhaps I should be like a friend of mine who just buys everyone socks and adds a tenner to the parcel if they are family. I'm stressed out with the whole thing
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