bzymom Posted November 10, 2011 Share Posted November 10, 2011 D/h's family started this a couple of years ago, and I just received notice that it will continue this season. Each person attending brings one gift. We draw names to decide who opens first, etc. Then we can open a new gift, or steal one someone has already opened. I hate it. When I purchase a gift for someone, I really put thought into what they will like, their interests, their needs. I do not like buying 5 or 6 miscellaneous $20 gifts. And because we have the largest family, my kids usually end up with one or two of the things I purchased for the swap. My in-laws think it is super. I voiced my objections early on, so I keep my mouth shut now and try to be a good sport, but I just.do.not.get.it. I do have a good sense of humor, so it is not that! Those of you who love this type of exchange, please tell me why! Help me understand so I can move past my resentment and do this with a happier spirit. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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