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    had a re-think, closed
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    FYI its spelt awkward
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    Yeah, I feel this way with most presents. My next door neighbours always give me some kind of weird art and craft kit every year. Why don't you just ask for money or ask for something specific? It may not be a surprise but at least if you ask for what you want you know you'll like it.
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    Lol that is the most bizarre way of spelling Awquard I've ever seen
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    I love the title.
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    Sorrry, was in a rush how i change the name of the thread im new
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    Ask. I always tell Mom what I want for my birthday, and she tells other people. She knows me pretty well and is fairly good at making choices! (I think I've been given five bottles of Imperial Leather Foam Burst and a pack of five things of Spearmint Polo's as long as I remember! )

    I often ask for vouchers so people can spend what they want, and I can choose my own present!! For my birthday coming up (August) I'm asking for a sewing box and some Bravissimo vouchers, as well as the two or three books I need to complete my Philippa Gregory collection.

    I wouldn't ask for cash though; if I did it would probably go on rent/bills/food
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    Maybe you should try being grateful? They don't have to buy you anything, after all :rolleyes:
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    No i dont mean it in a bad ungrateful way, thats wrong. What I mean is I find it hard to look so pleased in front of relatives, im always grateful
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    Practice looking genuine. It'll help you out in life.
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    I know what you mean. My brothers mrs picked out a necklace and bracelet which are completely her style, not mine, and while there is nothing wrong with them all I could think was 'why buy me this?' So the whole being pleased look was quite forced, I was still greatful obviously. But they also bought me a purse that I loved and gave me a voucher so that was a bit easier haha X x
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    My mum once bought me the most disgusting Christmas present, which nearly broke my heart because I knew she had absolutely no money that year, and probably had to sacrifice quite a lot to get me and my siblings our awful and misguided gifts.

    You just have to think about the thought behind it, and be genuinely pleased with that.
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    you don't need presents, just take cash:yes:
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Ask. I always tell Mom what I want for my birthday, and she tells other people. She knows me pretty well and is fairly good at making choices! (I think I've been given five bottles of Imperial Leather Foam Burst and a pack of five things of Spearmint Polo's as long as I remember! )

    I often ask for vouchers so people can spend what they want, and I can choose my own present!! For my birthday coming up (August) I'm asking for a sewing box and some Bravissimo vouchers, as well as the two or three books I need to complete my Philippa Gregory collection.

    I wouldn't ask for cash though; if I did it would probably go on rent/bills/food
    I agree with the last bit, not keen on getting money because it just just slips away. I prefer vouchers but then you end up with little amounts for a million different places. I got about £200 for my birthday this year so I was planning on spending it on a holiday, which I thought was a good idea, but I'm so sint with not having a job it's just gone on things I really need I've promised to repay myself when I'm earning though
 
 
 
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