June 9, 2024 at 12:55 am

This Aunt’s Creative Gift-Wrapping For Her Relatives Is Labeled As Favoritism, So She Eliminates Bows From Next Year’s Presents As A Response

by Laura Ornella

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Gift-giving can be very specific to the person, but apparently, so can wrapping.

Read what happens when this aunt and uncle get creative with their wrapping. When emotions run high, the duo responds with a more uniform gift wrap.

But will this plan bring about more opinions?

This Reddit post breaks it all down below.

Don’t like my wrapping? Fine then. No one gets bows this year.

Some holiday petty revenge for you all this Christmas Eve.

My (30F) husband (35) had 4 sisters, 3 older and 1 younger, though I don’t know exact ages.

We don’t have children, but we do have nearly 10 nieces and nephews all ranging in ages from infant to high schooler.

Wow! Ten?! Talk about some major shopping hauls.

Since we don’t have kids, we try and spoil our niblings when we can for birthdays and Christmas while keeping things equal, so no one feels left out. For instance, this year we spent a little over $50 a kid, and they all got 2 presents (except the highschooler, who we spoiled a little more since she’s older.)

I wrap all my presents in candy cane wrapping paper, if I can, so that everyone knows who it’s from at a glance. But the other things I use for wrapping, like bows and labels, are arbitrary.

Twenty gifts with accessories on them?! Are you sure you aren’t one of Santa’s helpers?

The kids are gonna rip the presents open and barely look at the bows and labels, so why should I care which I use, so long as the wrapping looks presentable? I also tend to buy in bulk when I buy wrapping supplies, so that I don’t have to buy more bows and paper every single year.

Yes, this matters.

Last year, I was low on bows, so I bought a couple of bags from Costco when I got my paper. The Costco bows were apparently “better” and “prettier” than the ones I had already, which were from Dollar Tree.

The only reason I know this is because last year I overheard two of my sister-in-laws complaining that I used “the good bows” on the other sister’s kids and not their’s. As if my bow and label choices showed favoritism.

They even gave me the cold shoulder that night after presents were opened.

This seems like the perfect time to get a Costco sponsorship for your gift-giving future, IMO!

I was annoyed at this because of how much we spoil our niblings. I would understand if we spent more on one kid than another, or if one kid got more presents than another, but that’s not what happened.

We made sure everyone was equal, and even got THEM gifts too ($50 gift cards,) even though they didn’t get us anything! I don’t expect gifts from them or anything, but it just seemed incredibly ungrateful to me, and a stupid thing to get upset about. Even my husband agreed that they were being ridiculous.

So this year I’m being petty.

That’s right, this aunt had a new plan in mind.

I wrapped all the presents, went out of my way to use the same size labels for all the kids, and no one got bows.

My husband thinks this is hilarious.

I warned my MiL of my pettiness, and she promised to let me know if she heard anyone complain. She also thinks this is hilarious.

I’m excited to see how things unfold, or shall I say unwrap, tomorrow evening.

Happy Holidays, everyone! May all your days be chill and your revenge be petty!

It seems like the bow drama has finally come to an end, but was the aunt stirring the pot?

Let’s see what the comments had to say.

Apparently, some users were baffled there was drama at all.

Source: Reddit/PettyRevenge

Meanwhile, others vocalized about their lackluster wrapping skills.

Source: Reddit/PettyRevenge

Some thought that the family was missing the point — the gifts.

Source: Reddit/PettyRevenge

Others praised the mother-in-law for her support.

Source: Reddit/PettyRevenge

The aunt seemed between a rock and a hard place on this one.

It doesn’t seem like there’s any winning with this family, but at least the drama seems aired out enough for the bows to return next year!

If you liked that post, check this one about a guy who got revenge on his condo by making his own Christmas light rules.