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I haven’t got room for any more thank you. X

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Ohmother Fri 20-Nov-20 20:03:47

How do I tell my family I don’t want any more gin for Christmas. I rarely drink at home ( mum was an alcoholic). I like the occasional pink gin but my cupboards are over flowing. How do I tell them nicely without sounding ungrateful to them?

BlueBelle Fri 20-Nov-20 20:07:12

* How do I tell them nicely without sounding ungrateful to them?*
Don’t, just pass it round to us

Grannynannywanny Fri 20-Nov-20 20:22:40

Ohmother just today I received a letter from the care home where a family member lives. They are appealing for donations of bottles of wine and spirits for a fundraising raffle to provide Christmas treats for the residents. They are unable to hold a fundraising Christmas fete this year due to Covid and their funds are depleted.

If you have a surplus you really don’t want, a phone call to a local care home will find someone eager to relieve you of it. Most of them fundraise throughout the year to buy extra treats.

lemongrove Fri 20-Nov-20 22:01:17

You simply tell them.Well before Christmas (now) say that you have lots of gin in the cupboard, enough to last for a few years.
I told my family that I had loads of toiletries one year (I could have started a shop to rival Boots) it’s much better to be truthful.