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Mum Returns Her KK Gift Asking For a More Expensive One Instead!

Mum Returns Her KK Gift Asking For A More Expensive One Instead!

Christmas is the time of the year when we’re usually faced with the prospect of buying our work colleagues, friends or family members a gift. By having a Secret Santa or KK arrangement the process is made somewhat easier as we only have the one person to buy for. It’s also easier because the monetary value is set for you so you know exactly how much you’ll be out of pocket. Some people choose to have a cheap KK just for the fun of it while others take it more seriously with a much higher monetary amount allowed for each gift.

The whole point of a KK gift is that it stays secret and you don’t really find out who bought you your present. You say ‘thank you’ sweetly and mentally note who you’re going to regift the present to.

That is unless you’re this mum, who received her KK gift from a work colleague and not only was she unhappy with the present…she actually requested a new, more expensive one!

You see, she GOOGLED the cost of her gift (a box of chocolates and a blanket) and discovered it came in at only $30 when the set amount was $50. Now any normal person would’ve just moved on with life, but not this lady who said- ‘YOU DIDN’T SPEND ENOUGH ON ME!’

The man who purchased the said blanket and chocolates, took to Reddit to share the conversation and ask for advice on what other users would have done in his position.

The woman starts to get abusive. Source: Reddit

“So … I know this is kinda awkward … but the spending limit was $50 and I looked online and it seems that the blanket and chocolates only add up to about $30? Do you think it’s possible you could get me something else? My kids have been spending me up the wazoo! LOL” she writes in the message.

The man then KINDLY offers to pay her $20 to make up the difference, but she says she would prefer another gift, and sends a link to a $120 tablet.

WHAT?!! You’ve gone from a $50 KK gift to a $150 tablet? How on earth did she even come to that conclusion?

“My kids would love it, thanks,” she continues.

The gifter, who incidentally is also an engineer responds with …‘UMM NO. THAT’S WAY TOO MUCH!’

To which the woman then replies, “you’re an engineer and make quite a bit more than I do”.

The woman opens the exchange with gratitude before suggesting a new gift. Source: Reddit.

She then goes on to suggests that $120 in cash is also acceptable.

Naturally the engineer says $120 is way too much to spend on a co-worker to which the woman gob-smackingly replies with “you’re kidding me right? You don’t even have kids. What else would you spend your money on?”

The insults continue before the woman later says she’ll take the original $20 cash offer.

Ummm…serioulsy? She still wanted more money? Understandably the man said “forget it” and ended the discussion! Kudos to this guy for keeping his cool cause I know my language would’ve been a lot more colourful!!

Images: Reddit and Pixabay

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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