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I Don't Like My Christmas Present

Sunday Confessional: I Found My Christmas Present

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My boyfriend bragged about how he finished his Christmas shopping, so I decided to snoop and look for it. He got me slippers. Slippers?! Ugh. This better be a joke.

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GregS GregS 6 years
Oh, and slippers were on the list. At least the last version of it.
GregS GregS 6 years
All this goes to show that there's all different kinds of expectations and tastes. Perhaps yours and your bf's are not on the same wavelength, hence the disparity. My question to you is, did you give him ideas? Or make him flail around? Over the past few months, I carefully listened to my wife's wants and needs, and I figured out what I was going to get. Then she goes out and buys one of them for herself because it was on sale. Could have shot her. My wife gave me a LOTM (List Of The Moment). This changes from day to day. Sometimes hour by hour.
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 6 years
I like practical gifts-things i use daily. Its crap i have absolutely no use for, like fancy jewelry, crazy expensive electronics....I just really dont care about that stuff. Im on a tight budget(just bought our first house) so there's alot of small nonessentials but will-use-daily type stuff that i would love to have, but cant afford to buy myself- small kitchen appliances(coffeemakers,blenders....), socks, shoes, clothes. I LOVE getting this stuff!!!!! I just couldnt get bummed over slippers. I'd be all "YEA!!!!!" LOL
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
^^^ *nods* I bought myself 2 cute veggie shirts and lotion at the mall. It was my "gift" to myself for Christmas.
medenginer medenginer 6 years
An easy solution is to buy yourself whatever present you want.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Stella, that actually sounds kind of sweet. I mean, he was paying attention and remember something you mentioned. He was trying to be thoughtful, can you blame him? I just hate when people complain about gifts from their s.o. when they never made it clear what they were expecting. No one can read your mind. Also, I haven't snooped for presents since I was 6.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I'm not getting a single gift for Christmas this year.... if you don't want your slippers, I'll take them :P
cotedazur cotedazur 6 years
I asked my husband for slippers this year!! I would definitely NOT be disappointed if this were my present, haha.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
I never peek. My sisters and I did once, years ago, at the presents that our new "step-grandma" had bought us. We were so horrified (mine was lavender lace socks and a paisley turtleneck - I was 13 and nearly died of embarrassment) that we have never tried to peek again. I think it's a bad idea! OP, I get being disappointed. But you don't know that the slippers are the only present. And if they are, just put on a happy face on Christmas day. Talk to your boyfriend about it later, and explain what you were hoping to receive. Honesty works! Just don't bring everyone else down on Christmas. Good luck!
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
Give her a break. I would be bummed too. I have a hard time believing that you were in love with every gift someone has ever given you. I know exactly how you are feeling. When my husband I were dating he gave me a bathroom rug shaped like a pig. Apparently we were @ Target together and I said it was cute. Thankfully over the past ten years the gifts have gotten significantly better. Not every gift can be a winner.
atraditionalist atraditionalist 6 years
will people stop harping on her? OP, I get where you're coming from. Slippers are not a romantic gift and not something you want to tell your mother your bf bought you since you will be watching her face change from horror to pity to fake happiness for you. Don't feel bad about everybody else telling you that you should be grateful - how would you ladies feel if your bf bought you something completely unromantic. Also why would people assume that she told him she wanted slippers? Chances are she didn't which is why she's not happy with slippers. Hint about a more romantic gift. My mother always warns me about men who buy practical gifts for women...
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 6 years
Actually I need some slippers so you can send them here and give your boyfriend a hug for thinking practically. Or maybe he's heard you whining that you needed slippers at some point and remembered it, which is awesome and is signs of a winner. Also, chances are that's not all and there's alot of people in this world that would KILL for slippers to keep their feet relatively warm while they are sleeping in the streets in 10 degree weather. If you complain about getting slippers(IE any GIFT in general), you already have too much. Be grateful.....and donate them if you dont want them.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Lol That's probably because he knows you and expected you to be looking for your gift. Relax until after you open everything Or, you could buy your own slippers before Christmas so he'd need to take the ones he bought back :naughty_elves:
stephley stephley 6 years
You shouldn't have snooped and should learn to be grateful
Epicdoodle Epicdoodle 6 years
LOL how creative of him :) You should get him a pair of slippers (or something similar) in return :p
Pistil Pistil 6 years
:oy: Way to go, you ruined the surprise. Tell him next year you're doing his Christmas shopping for him.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
from my experience, a lot of guys are dumb about picking out gifts. Be happy you're getting anything at all.
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