My friend Dawn and I always exchange gifts. She lives in Florida,I'm in Wisconsin. Every year we send each other things that have alot of meaning,even if they don't cost alot. This year I sent her a package with a monogramed throw,several really pretty ornaments,a gumball machine lol,candy,gum,a pic of my son in a frame,and some fridge magnets I made.
I got my gift yesterday. She sent me a t shirt that was obviously from a flea market,a used book,and 2 bags of candy. It looks like she spent $6 tops.
I put alot of thought into my gift. I worked on gathering the stuff for months.
They are not struggling for money. In fact she bragged about the vacation they are taking after X-mas.
I guess it hurts mostlybecause her present was the one that lifted my spirits because it was so heartfelt. My family always pulls the "I didn't know what to get you,or I was broke so I couldn't get you anything" So year after year I bust my ass coming up with these grest gifts for people,and I get jack squat. Her gift always gave me hope. Made me feel good about the season despite how others treated me. Now.....not so much.
I feel bad for being disappointed in her gift. But then the feelings that she's just become like them creep in.
Should I just give up on my gifts having meaning and just do like they do,grab something last minute,or get them nothing at all?
And please,don't give me the "at least she thought of you " B.S,I don't need that.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Relationships
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Answer by BrandiH. at 9:23 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
Maybe the vacation they are taking after Christmas has put a hold on some of their Christmas spending. I understand the feeling of let down when you put a lot of effort into something and don't get anything like that in return. Maybe there are things going on in her life that have kept her from dedicating as much time to Christmas shopping. I know usually I enjoy it, but this year it seems to be overwhelming me. I would think trying to prepare for a vacation (which to me always brings on a ton of stress) right before Christmas would be daunting, maybe she just needs a break this year. I would try to connect with her, she might really need your support right now.
Answer by scout_mom at 9:28 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
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Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:38 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
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