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Birthday gift

(107 Posts)
watermeadow Thu 13-Aug-20 15:26:52

My sister is appallingly tactless and rude. Every gift I’ve ever given her has been not liked, not wanted or a stupid choice.
I’ve had enough and plan on giving her the worse thing I can find for her upcoming 70th birthday.
Light hearted suggestions please!

Aldom Thu 13-Aug-20 16:46:34

A box set of a series you know for certain she dislikes.

Marydoll Thu 13-Aug-20 16:50:07

It could backfire and she may actually like it! wink

GrannyLaine Thu 13-Aug-20 16:57:17

A set of saucy underwear...... the kind with tassels?

Illte Thu 13-Aug-20 16:57:49

How about one of those little mini defuzzers for facial hair 😬

quizqueen Thu 13-Aug-20 16:59:48

A joke book about appallingly tactless and rude people.

ginny Thu 13-Aug-20 17:04:35

I wouldn’t bother giving anything if that’s her attitude.

ginny Thu 13-Aug-20 17:07:56

Put nothing in a box with a label saying “ a little box of nothing as nothing pleases you’.

I’m feeling a bit off today with people who give no thought for the feelings of others . Sometimes they need a bit of their own medicine.

crazyH Thu 13-Aug-20 17:13:01

I love Ginny's suggestion 👍

Daisymae Thu 13-Aug-20 17:26:30

A gift voucher for Boots should be just about right!

Oopsadaisy3 Thu 13-Aug-20 17:55:43

TBH I wouldn’t waste my money on her, just send a card and tell her that the next time you see her you will bring a picnic.

Judy54 Fri 14-Aug-20 14:47:25

Oopsadaisy is right don't waste your money on a gift that won't be appreciated. The only suitable gift I can think of is a one way ticket to somewhere far away hoping that she does not come back! She may be your Sister but you do not have to put up with her rudeness.

May7 Fri 14-Aug-20 16:55:25

Perhaps donate to a charity in her name to mark the occasion and explain to her that at the age of 70 she probably has everything she needs and you wont be sending anymore gifts.

NotSpaghetti Sun 16-Aug-20 09:05:28

Good idea May7 and not one she can complain about!

NotSpaghetti Sun 16-Aug-20 09:06:42

Lots of charities have gift cards you can give to the person you have "bought" the gift for.

Mollygo Sun 16-Aug-20 09:07:58

A multipack of disposable sheweesto show how much she’s peed you off?

mrswoo Sun 16-Aug-20 09:11:53

May7, my sister who was 70 this year actually asked me to make a donation to charity in her name. She is notoriously difficult to buy for but I had already bought her a present after many lockdown hours spent internet browsing to find just the right thing. She said she liked it - but I can't be 100% certain that she did.

Beau1958 Sun 16-Aug-20 09:12:26

A DIY tool kit 😂

Mollygo Sun 16-Aug-20 09:13:21

Just what you need!

CarlyD7 Sun 16-Aug-20 09:13:44

Worst present I ever received was a "soap on a rope", slightly used with one pubic hair stuck to it. (I suspect we had arrived at my aunt's house unexpectedly and she'd just wrapped the first thing she could grab!)

Mollygo Sun 16-Aug-20 09:14:41

I tried to send a pic but it didn’t work.

Jillyblom59 Sun 16-Aug-20 09:15:37

You could twin her toilet! It’s a charity that builds toilets in poor and remote areas around the world. I’ve got a lovely photo of my latrine in Cambodia. 😁

grandMattie Sun 16-Aug-20 09:17:12

She reminds me of my mother who when opening a gift from me, looked at it turned to one of my sisters saying "I don't want this. Do you?" What galled the most was that she then spent an hour telling me how wonderful the presents my sisters gave her.

sarahellenwhitney Sun 16-Aug-20 09:20:27

Conveniently !!! forget it is her /was her birthday grin

BlueSky Sun 16-Aug-20 09:28:28

Lots of great suggestions here, charity if you are feeling generous, a little box of nothing as Ginny suggests if you are in a sarcastic mood, or just plain nothing if you rather forget it's her 70th! grin