I'm not trying to sound ungrateful but every year when I tell my mom what I would like for Christmas she already has bought me stuff and when I open it it's random stuff I would never like or ask for. I've tried telling her before she goes shopping and she ignores my requests. It's so annoying because there is stuff I actually want and need that she won't buy because "she's already done shopping for me"
Ugh my mother does this too. She will even spend more money in things I dot want instead of getting me the cheaper item I actually need. I think it is laziness/not really caring/picking what he likes not what I like. What I do is open presents and thank her and then later set aside the things I don't like an ask to return or exchange for the things I really want and need. It's rude of me I know, but its also rude of someone to ignore your requests and get completely random crap when your already told them what you want. Be firm
Ah those were the days... back when I actually cared about what I got for Christmas.
Christmas is about the parties, seeing people you get along well with, and having a right good feast. Anyone who cares so much about gifts has priority issues but you know what I'm being too harsh you're a kid... just hopefully by the time you hit 18 you got it worked out.
How about we don't emphasize the commercialism of our holidays. Perhaps the 25th ought to be a day simply to celebrate the family and not buy everything? I'm 16 and I'd be just fine without Xmas gifts, and I can assure you, if I have kids, they will not be receiving any.
Haha, it's not funny...but it kinda is. When I was a teenager my mom used to do that, I think it was secretly because she a problem with me. Teens are generally annoying without realizing it, parents love them but kinda really don't like them during that stretch. Its probably her passive aggressive way of getting at you. Don't stress it, just get a job and buy yourself the stuff you really want.
Not surprised, I was like this too back in the day lol
The point of giving gifts is the giving and you should be grateful for anything you get and not view getting a gift as your birthright. There is nothing so tacky as a person who complains about a gift which just shows that you are spoiled and don't understand the idea of giving gifts or receiving them.
YOU have to send the things back to her again if they are not your style and critique the things that are wrong until she gets it. There is no easy way. Otherwise she will assume you like these thingsa and fill your house with her idea of what you should dress like and be like etc etc. Or Just say " No Gifts. " And remind her at Thanksgiving. Every year. No easy way.