Getting yourself a present on someone else's behalf


#1

Any good examples of this?

I’ll start you off with a rubbish example: I’m not really into normal chocolate (rubbish or otherwise) so 'er indoors didn’t know what to do about Easter. I said Tezbots have an Easter egg that’s mint chocolate and has other mint chocolates so I could just get that for me from her, since I go past it on my commute.

Bored myself by the end of writing that, so please give better examples below.


#2

Always tell the in-laws there is a gig or something I want to go to so just to give me the money and I’ll get the tickets. Hope this is the kind of thing you’re after.


#3

It is, thank you.


#4

A guy at work does this with his wife. He’ll get a pair of shoes delivered to work and be like “this is my Christmas present from my wife” but he’s chosen it and paid for it. She had no involvement. I don’t even think she wraps it up.

This never happens to be as I find this quite cringe.


#5

It’s not the ideal situation, but at least this way I won’t have to eat an entire Twirl Easter egg while simmering with resentment.


#6

I’m going to buy myself a chocolate bar on @Antpocalypsenow’s behalf. Thanks ant! Thant.


#7

You’re welcome pal, I’ll PayPal you the 65p imminently.

That goes for any of my fellow community members today actually, grab yourself a chocolate snack and I’ll paypal you the cash for it!


#8

are dis posts legally binding?


#9

No, but I have a huge amount of integrity as a human being.


#10

I was just debating going to buy myself a Boost. You’ve swayed me.


#11

*treat


#12

YES MEO! Was hoping you’d bite!


#13

Got £20 through the post in an Easter card (yes I know, wtaf) from mr pn’s mum saying “buy yourselves some Easter eggs with this please”


#14

I think this is a bit odd beyond a certain age. An old housemate of mine still used to ask his parents for money for Christmas up until he was 30+. Shows a lack of self respect IMO.


#15

I would love if it was normal to ask people for exactly what you want, I don’t like surprises and would not mind if someone asked me for what I wanted or told me what they wanted in a gift. This is why all my presents since the age of about 10 for birthdays have been money


#16

Having said that the gifts I do have from my parents like souvenirs from holidays or even stuff like books are things i treasure so much


#17

Thanks for reminding me to get my girlfriend a chocolate egg.

Fun story: I’m not a big chocolate eater so we have a running joke of her getting me something very boring and practical for easter when I get her a big chocolate egg. Last year I got a good grips y-shaped vegetable peeler, it’s fucking great tbf


#18

My bf isn’t into chocolate either and i’ve no clue what to get him this weekend
Might just make him some samosas or something


#19

How’s his current vegetable peeler? because the good grips can sort out a butternut squash with minimal effort


#20

I got a two pack of almond croissants for a quid…?