Mum hurt and offended by Christmas presents sister-in-law sent her family


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A mum has hit out at her sister-in-law because she believes the Christmas presents she sent her family are “cheap seconds”.

The women exchanged presents in the post, but the mum says she’s “hurt and offended” after seeing what arrived.

She came across the gifts early because the parcel was damaged, but was horrified to realise they’ve spent very different amounts on each other this year.

While she stuck to the expensive Christmas lists her sister-in-law sent over, spending more than they normally do, she doesn’t believe she’s done the same.

She claims her family are not short of money, and says she has no idea what she’s going to say when they meet up.



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She doesn’t know what to do about the “cheap” presents

Unsure of what to do, she took to the parenting website Mumsnet to ask other parents if she’s being unreasonable.

She wrote: “I know I will be told I am ungrateful but quite frankly I wish they’d not even bothered.

“Just received a parcel from SIL [sister-in-law] damaged in the post.

“Due to damaged packaging I can see the gifts she has sent for us (DH, DC and me).

“I don’t want to be too outing but she has obviously bought a load of cheap seconds (old and defected stuff) and given us that – no regard for whether it is a suitable gift or not.

“It is stuff I would not even consider re gifting. I feel so hurt and offended.

“Worse still, she sent me a list of what she and her family wanted which was way more than what we normally spend.

“She is not remotely short of money. I am lost for words and have no idea what I will say to her about the gifts when I see her.”

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