What would you do?


A family anniversary party is coming up next month. Now I'm not close with this family. Actually there is a high volume of tension with this family and the children (who are my age)
First off the father has called me by my husbands ex girlfriends name .... While I've been married to my husband for years and been with him for 11 years now. The daughter is nothing but mean to mean. From giving me dirty looks to be mean to one of my children. She actually refers to him as "that kid"
All in all this family is not very welcoming at all. I've tried to be nice and still do but I'm completely done trying anymore.
We will go to the party ... Not necessarily for them but to see other family members. What kind of gift should we get them? Do we have to bring a gift? Our wedding gift was from the dollar store. Gift ideas would be greatly appreciated. I don't want it to be anything expensive or very thoughtful ... Something that says happy anniversary but I could care less would be a great gift....but what would say that? Am I mean or what??
May 25, 2016 @ 11:47 pm

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Not trying to stir the pot, but i never go anywhere where I am not welcome, uncomfortable,where I know there will be tension etc. For me, I would stay home.
May 25, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

I agree

Oh I agree. I don't want to go actually. But as I mentioned in not going for them at all. I'm going for all the other family members. And I do want the "I don't care anymore" to be known just by showing my respect with a gift but one that means nothing.
As their wedding gift to us was just like that. I really dislike family drama but it's true my husbands entire family didn't like me before they even knew me. Why?? I have no idea but it's clear.
May 26, 2016 @ 12:01 am


Although I do tend to agree with @dollysgramma, if you really want to go for the reasons you're saying, then it all depends on how much you're willing to spend. A candle or picture frame are pretty cheap and sort of generic gifts too.
May 26, 2016 @ 12:43 am


Yes the photo frame is a great idea.
May 26, 2016 @ 12:51 am


Why not get a dollar store gift back? That way if they complain, you explain that since you're wedding gift was from there, you assumed it was what they liked.

That's very passive aggressive though ^_^;
May 26, 2016 @ 01:50 am


How about you wrapped up the gift they gave you and give it back to them? Just kidding, but that was the first thought that came through my mind. I have a friend that actually did that to someone who has always been mean to her.

Picture frame is a good idea as a generic gift :)
May 26, 2016 @ 03:11 am

Tee hee

Value Village always has lots of useless decorative things still new in box...useless things with a hefty price tag. I'd go there and get anything and "forget to remove the original price tag. That way they can't say a thing except you have poor taste.
May 26, 2016 @ 09:57 am


Omg jujusamples that was the best response. I literally laughed out loud, so funny!
May 26, 2016 @ 02:00 pm


Love that idea!!
May 26, 2016 @ 02:38 pm


I agree with above I never go anywhere or do anything that I don't want to haha but seeing as you've chosen to go I would definitely get them a gift. The photo frame is a good idea or if it's a big anniversary there are always little decorative items for sale.
May 26, 2016 @ 03:04 pm

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