I am sorry but I don’t like your present

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I am sorry but I don’t like your present | I wish it was naughty, nice or at least trendy

Since I know, that Santa Claus doesn’t exist, every single days stresses me out. Day by day christmas nears. And slowly but surely the mountain of unwelcome gifts grows. And with it grows my disappointment.
Christmas is over and it’s timeto smooth ruffled feelings. But not on this blog!
I want to broach something, something everybody wanted to get rid of:
“Sorry, but I don’t like your present.”
I wish I could add a “just take it back.” But that would be kind of rude.

I grew up and left my believe in Santa Claus behind and with it the people around me left their effort (in giving presents) behind. To put it in a nutshell, I was never disappointed (during christmas or by gifts) as a child.
No matter if I wrote a wish list or if I was nice all year.
I still got my gifts. Everytime.
And it’s not because I became a bitter person and therefor can’t be happy or excited. Because I want to be excited, really.
While tearing open the gift wrap I don’t dig up a lovely gift but disappointment. Frustration that was wrapped nicely in sparkling fancy paper.
I can’t believe I was this naughty.

The gift’s price was round about 5 Euro and you invested 2 minutes to think about it (or was it the other way around?) and you present it with the words “what can I buy and gift you something, when you have everything.”
Well, I do understand this but…to be honest, I don’t understand why I get this piece of sh*t. I don’t think that I have “everything” or that there is nothing that could excit me or make me happy.
And in the same time I think about my pronunciation. Ok, I do mumble quiet often, but I am quiet sure, that I gave you a few hints and ideas – and that I said it loud and clear. I know it’s really hard sometimes to get the right present for someone, sometimes you just don’t have the right idea or enough money or time…but there’s a difference between trying but jet not beeing able to – and if you just don’t care.
Meanwhile I try hard to smile.
within a few second I know at least 10 things that would be a better gift, 10 things I could be happy about, 10 things that would show that you do care.
And than I am frustrated. Frustrated I took the time and money to get you an original gift, to show you, that I love you and want you be happy.
“Next time I pay you back in kind”, I propitiate myself. But I won’t.
I just can’t!
I will take enough time and money to get you something special. But maybe….maybe I’ll be savage enough to say “thank you, but I already do have enough dross, keep yours!”
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It’s the joy and excitment you feel while unwrapping it, while holding it, it’s the love and attention behind it.
And that’s what scares me the most. Getting a really bad gift year after year is not the pure disappointment.
And that’s why I practise my fake smile infront of the mirror. “Thanks for these socks, I always wanted to have such scratchy ones….wow what a lovely mug, I put it next to the 1984798237249 other ones.” Maybe I believe my own words when I just speak them out often enough.

Yet still. I get angry when I actually have to speak these fake expressions of gratitude. I actually say “thank you, that’s really kind”…but I mean “I’m sorry, but I don’t like your gift”.
I wish it was naughty, nice or at least trendy.
And that’s why I meanwhile have a huge mountain of unwelcome presents. And the mountain grows every year.
But still I am not one of those bitter person, who just gives it to someone else. So I don’t waste money on my own, but still get someonea gift.
But maybe I should do so?
And maybe someone will love this ugly mug with this unfunny joke wrotten on it. And still don’t have the guts. This is a closed loop and I will never get through it. I will never regift unwanted gifts, that’s why I get all of them.
And believe it, when I say “you shouldn’t have!”
These are probably the only honest words I say during that day. No, you really shouldn’t have gift me this.
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30 thoughts on “I am sorry but I don’t like your present

  1. Du siehst toll aus und die Bilder sind zauberhaft.
    Ich glückliche bekomme selten etwas geschenkt was ich nicht mag. Und wenn landet es meist woanders. Bei jemanden der es liebt. Ich selbst mache mir viele Gedanken was ich verschenke, denn ich verschenke gern und möchte dass sich mein Gegenüber wirklich freuen kann.
    Liebe Grüße Tina

  2. Die Bilder sind wunderschön und Du siehst klasse aus! Und natürlich auch wunderschön! Eigentlich ist DAS Dein größtes Geschenk… vom Universum oder wem auch immer 🙂
    Ich versuche, bei hässlichen Geschenken nicht egoistisch zu denken, wobei ich mich manchmal auch schon bei dem Gedanken ertappe: KENNT die betreffende Person mich überhaupt? Denn wenn ja, würde sie mir sowas niemals schenken… aber dann denke ich: Schenken ist halt ein kreativer Akt – und nicht alle haben das Glück, dermaßen kreativ zu sein wie ICH. Das hilft notfalls immer :-))))
    Liebe GRüße! Maren

  3. Ja, mir geht es leider auch oft so: Man bekommt ein Geschenk und weiß irgendwie nicht, was man damit anfangen sollte. Ich selber überlege mir immer ganz genau, worüber der oder die Beschenkte sich wohl freuen könnte. Schenken soll ja auch Freude bereiten.
    Liebr Grüße,

  4. Was für ein cooler Partnerlook mit dem Karussellpferd. Echt hamma 🙂

    Bevor ich irgendwelchen Blödsinn verschenke, sind es dann doch eher Gutscheine oder ich frage vorher, was der Beschenkte sich wünscht.

    Liebe Grüße Sabine

  5. I think sometimes people don’t know what to give out as a gift, probably they may be happy giving it out thinking you would be happy too but it’s rather unfortunate the opposite happens. And the recipient cannot tell the donor exactly what they want as a gift. It’s so disappointing to open a gift and not seeing what was expected.
    Wonder Cottage
    The Glossychic

  6. Das mit dem Schenken ist ja immer so eine Sache. Wer freut sich nicht über ein tolles und durchdachtes Geschenk? Aber leider hat man diese Ideen ja auch nicht immer pünktlich zu Weihnachten und zum Geburtstag… 😉
    Zum Glück haben meine Lieben immer ein ganz gutes Gespür dafür, was mir gefallen könnte. 😉

  7. I know that feeling! So many times I got some stuff, that I appreciate people’s effort but I really have nothing to do with it.
    On the other hand, I remember once getting a cushion, and i pretty obviously said I don’t like it, but later on it actually turned into my favourite cushion.
    Luckily we have lot’s of charity shops around to give all our ‘junk’ to 🙂



  8. Das ist der Grund, warum ich mit Geschenken nicht mehr so viel anfangen kann. Selten bekommt man wirklich etwas, mit dem man etwas anfangen kann oder das einem wirklich gefällt und ich finde es auch immer schwierig, ein richtiges oder passendes Geschenk zu finden.
    Dein Outfit ist wieder der Hammer! Strumpfhosen mit Pünktchen lieben wir ja beide :-))

    Alles Liebe, Nadine <3

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