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Old 11-17-2017, 06:39 PM   #6133
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Damn. That would kill it for me too. I haven't exchanged gifts like that with my family in 15 years, it's not something that's expected between my friend group either. Usually we try to get together for a potluck dinner or something instead. I'm not oppose to buying gifts for people, I usually do give something to a few people close to me but it's certainly not expected nor given with the expectation of getting something cool in return.

I just bought myself cool stuff for the car. Nobody is going to top that anyways.


Sucks though, but honestly you're going to have to be the one who changes that habit/mindset if you ever want it to change. Otherwise enjoy giving that ipad to the ungrateful brats.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #6134
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Damn. That would kill it for me too. I haven't exchanged gifts like that with my family in 15 years, it's not something that's expected between my friend group either. Usually we try to get together for a potluck dinner or something instead. I'm not oppose to buying gifts for people, I usually do give something to a few people close to me but it's certainly not expected nor given with the expectation of getting something cool in return.

I just bought myself cool stuff for the car. Nobody is going to top that anyways.


Sucks though, but honestly you're going to have to be the one who changes that habit/mindset if you ever want it to change. Otherwise enjoy giving that ipad to the ungrateful brats.
Yeah. Probably the best/most memorable Thanksgiving I've had since when I was a kid (and the couple cousins I have stateside weren't total douches) was living in Seattle. Big group of us, all "orphans" (no Seattle family) got together for this HUGE potluck dinner.

It was substantially more fun than I ever expected it to be.

Once my grandmother passes, my dad and I have already agreed that THAT half of the family is cut off. While I love my grandmother dearly, she's the ONLY reason I tolerate my family on that side - she wants all the kids around the dinner table at holidays. My dad, wife, son and I will form our own new traditions going forward. Maybe check out the parades downtown. Do Chinese food. I dunno. But something different. If/when my aunt calls... we'll all just be "busy". She and my uncle can complain about Republicans (and no one to serve them dinner) at the same time, alone.

Few more years, we're out of IL anyways.... so that'll take care of the rest.

Specific to gifts... I've tried, over and over... "Just do gifts for the kids... the adults don't need gifts..." but it falls on deaf ears.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:32 PM   #6135
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slow day in here. What's everyone doing this weekend?


Wow yeah. Tomorrow is my bday.


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Think I can catch thread title for my bday or nah? Lolol


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Old 11-17-2017, 07:49 PM   #6137
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:50 PM   #6138
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Happy Birthday though, have a drink for me.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:41 PM   #6139
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Happy Birthday though, have a drink for me.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:46 PM   #6140
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Wow yeah. Gotta earn it. Millennial problems lololol. Definitely had a drink or 4 tonight. Love the Mexican restaurant near me lol


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A couple years ago our family started doing like a grab bag with family for gifts. Must spend $30, wrap it up, and then we all drew straws and you could pick which one you wanted from the pile. I always just get a bottle of booze and a gift card to starbucks to make up the shortage. You are only out a small amount of money, everyone gets something, and it's kind of fun to watch people open weird gifts.

Last year my sister decided that the immediate family should pull names and whoever's name you pulled you got a gift for and that was it. I was not a fan, but we decided to try it. I didn't like it. Not sure what we are doing this year. I like getting my parents some gifts during the holidays. My mom didn't like it either because she couldn't get us anything. Granted we are all adults now, it's still fun to get a little something for everyone. It was nice not having to worry about getting a bunch of stuff for people too though. Will see what the group decides to do this year.
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