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I would return the gifts. You don't need to spend hundreds on Christmas, I spent $10 and I'm sure it will make her happy.
Well that's fine for you, 17. Everyone has their own customs and ways to celebrate things. Just because you don't enjoy the gift part of Christmas as much doesn't mean everyone has to celebrate it that way. If I had to wager a guess based on this FML, I would think that OP enjoys buying people gifts for Christmas.
Don't feel bad with all these people hating on you. I personally don't buy anyone gifts for Christmas. And I make sure to tell everyone I know that I won't be buying them anything. and I don't want anything either. this year I kind of made an exception because I made something for my girlfriend. But even that was pushing it for me. I don't like how this season is about consumerism. I don't like feeling obligated to participate in that cycle. So I don't. But someone else was right when they said OP obviously does like spending money for Christmas and that's ok too if that's their beliefs and the way they want to celebrate the holiday. So it is unreasonable to a degree to expect OP to celebrate like you do.
I didn't say anywhere that OP should do what I do, I was merely stating that not everyone buys loads of gifts (for those calling the original commenter a tight ass) but we shouldn't spend more than we can afford. There should always be left over money for unexpected bills, such as what OP is now experiencing. Some people get themselves into severe debt over Christmas (my mum included) because it's so commercialised and it's seen as bad not to fork out.
Sounds like the beginning of a bizarre sequel to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in which Rudolph leads a broken car to ensure the owner can still afford presents. "Rudolph with your nose so bright, why won't you stop at the red lights?"
Borrow money to fix your car and sell the presents you receive to pay it back.
This happened to me a few years ago, the transmission crapping out on a busy highway at night. So scary :| Another motorist and a cop moved me off to the side so my car didn't get totaled.