I am not a materialistic person but my DH and kids got me a coach purse for Christmas. I just cant bring myself to use it. I only carry small purses and this one is big and its got to be the ugliest purse I ever saw. I really hated it but I know its the thought that counts. I didnt tell him I thought it was ugly I just said I wasnt used to big purses. My son said we hand picked that for you. I feel bad. Is it wrong to want to exchange it? My Dh said it has a lifetime warranty... I am thinking great I have to carry it forever!! I would rather have the money for groceries seriously. Should I suck it up and use the ugly thing to make them all happy???
Exactly this. I don't care what the item is, if my daughter handpicked something for me because she wanted me to have it, I'd keep it my whole life!
Awe that melted my heart to read that your son said they hand picked it for you! Obviously your husband and children tried exceptionally hard to hand pick something special for you.I am sorry you are having trouble adjusting to the purse and you find yourself even hating it... If I was in your position I would put on a happy face and try to find something I liked about it, and then appreciate the fact that everyone in your family tried hard to pick something for you. I know it isn't what YOU would have chosen for yourself, but isn't that what Christmas is all about?
I actually really feel for you and the difficult position you are in, I HATE coach purses I think they are all ugly (sorry coach purse lovers no offense intended ) also I would cringe at how much it probably cost too since there are sooooo many things I'd rather have for even half that much money.
I don't know what to tell you, it's a hard position to be in but for the future to help prevent such a thing from happening again, do what I suggested to my hubby and what we do now with great success. Exchange wish lists, you make the wish lists long enough so that whatever they pick off the list you are still surprised bc you have no idea what item or items they are going to pick however you know you will love it and they will love what they get from their list too bc they asked for it. We send ours by email and include links to specific item and size and color or whatever as well so all the gifts are perfect and everyone is happy and feels good about it all the way around.
How about you explain to your kids about the "size" of it. Go back w them to the store & show them a few that fit your style better and obviously smaller means less expensive. That way they feel extra special they still ended up picking out the final choice and secretly you got what you want and maybe some left over cash for this weeks groceries?? :) I would never just return it for nothing though :)