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Am I being a brat, or does my mother have boundary issues?

My very kind and generous mother has bought everything on my boyfriend's wishlist, for me to give to him on Christmas. I'm 30 years old and feel a bit... weird about this. Am I right to feel out of joint, or am I looking a gift horse in the mouth? [more inside]
posted by Dwardles on Dec 5, 2014 - 50 answers

Tell me about your experience buying an iPad for an elderly person

My mom, who recently sold her home and moved into senior housing, has expressed interest in owning some sort of computing device. She's basically computer illiterate, has never been on the internet, and has trouble using my TV remote control sometimes. Am I crazy to even consider getting her an iPad? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 2, 2013 - 35 answers

Help me tell daughter Santa Claus truth

Help me tell 8 year old the truth about Santa [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 30, 2012 - 33 answers

How to handle Christmas stay envy?

What's the best way to stand up to my mother about Christmas and to handle her jealousy about our better relationship with my partner's parents? She's determined to make the holiday season into a zero sum game with my partner's mother [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 35 answers

Antique Ornaments in NYC?

Help me repay a gift of 23 chromosomes: Is there a store in New York City that sells antique Christmas ornaments? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Dec 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Drowning in gifts

[PostingForGirlfriendFilter] What to do about my girlfriend's mother's excessive gift-giving? [more inside]
posted by SBMike on Nov 30, 2006 - 35 answers

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