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Bad gift idea?
by Anonymous
December 12, 2017 at 8:25 PM
My dad doesn't have much money right now. Last month he was talking about getting himself a toaster oven after the holidays,
I already had for him and gave it to him early because I was afraid he might go out and get one lol.
Anyway, he really doesn't want a gift but I can't not get him something. I know it sounds silly but I have gotten him a laundry basket and put some nice towels in it and several of his favorite snacks. I got him some toilet paper and trash bags as well as soap and laundry detergent, hopefully it will take the burden off his grocery bill a little. I'm also going to get him a small gift card to his favorite grocery store.
I guess what I'm asking is, is it too tacky or insulting?

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  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    December 12, 2017 at 8:27 PM
    If it was me I would make him a basket of necessities and give it to him before Christmas as a thinking of you, we know your going through a hard time gift. Then I'd get him a good amount on a gift card for the grocery store/Walmart gift card for Christmas.
  • Fat.Bottom.Girl
    December 12, 2017 at 8:29 PM
    I think it is fine. Meeting someone's needs goes far beyond giving gifts to impress.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    December 12, 2017 at 8:31 PM
    I can't really afford too much myself, so the other items are more filler than anything. I just don't want him to be insulted or feel bad. I don't know I might go in another direction.

    Quoting Anonymous 2: If it was me I would make him a basket of necessities and give it to him before Christmas as a thinking of you, we know your going through a hard time gift. Then I'd get him a good amount on a gift card for the grocery store/Walmart gift card for Christmas.
  • lowencope
    December 12, 2017 at 8:33 PM
    You’re so sweet
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    December 12, 2017 at 8:33 PM
    That's a great gift. A few years ago, when I was really struggling, someone got me a bunch of stuff like that, and I really, really appreciated it.
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    December 12, 2017 at 8:36 PM
    Gotcha. I don't know if he'd be insulted or not. I think he may think it's sweet of you. If I was going thru a hard time I would appreciate that.

    Quoting Anonymous 1: I can't really afford too much myself, so the other items are more filler than anything. I just don't want him to be insulted or feel bad. I don't know I might go in another direction.

    Quoting Anonymous 2: If it was me I would make him a basket of necessities and give it to him before Christmas as a thinking of you, we know your going through a hard time gift. Then I'd get him a good amount on a gift card for the grocery store/Walmart gift card for Christmas.
  • Anonymous 4
    by Anonymous 4
    December 12, 2017 at 8:37 PM
    I would like it, but I’m a practical person. I think it means more if you notice what someone needs instead of gifting something you like or a prepackaged gift set. Your dad knows you love him and I don’t think he will be insulted at all.
  • Anonymous 5
    by Anonymous 5
    December 12, 2017 at 8:37 PM
    It's nice. The snacks are strange with the rest of it. Butt it's nice.
  • Anonymous 6
    by Anonymous 6
    December 12, 2017 at 8:38 PM
    I have to agree with fat.bottom.girl.

    Quoting Fat.Bottom.Girl: I think it is fine. Meeting someone's needs goes far beyond giving gifts to impress.
  • onethentwins
    December 12, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    A nice thought but some of it is a little tacky as a gift. Instead why not give him the towels, the gift card and the snacks as gifts and say "while I was at the store I picked up a few necessities for you" and just hand those to him when you arrive. 

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