Man Returns Wife's Over-the-Top Gifts for Friend's Kids 😲🎁

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Picture this: you give your wife a budget for buying gifts for her friend's kids, but she goes way overboard, spending almost triple the amount you agreed upon. What would you do? One man found himself in this exact situation, and his response has the internet divided. He decided to return the gifts himself, causing tension between him and his wife. Let's dive into this dramatic story and see if you think he made the right call. 🤔🎁

The Financial Arrangement 💰

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Helping a Friend in Need 🎂

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Setting a Budget 📝

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A Special Gift for His Daughter 🚗

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Budget Blown 💥

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Refusing to Return the Gifts 🙅‍♀️

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Daughter vs. Friend's Kids 🤷‍♂️

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Taking Matters into His Own Hands 🏃‍♂️

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Wife's Reaction 😠

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Daughter Comes First 👨‍👧

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Clarifications 📚

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Financial Setup 🏠

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Friend's Situation 🤔

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Wife and Stepdaughter's Relationship 🌸

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Car Conversation 🚘

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Wife's Work Situation 📈

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The Great Gift Return Debacle 🎁💔

So, here's the deal: this man works full-time, while his wife works part-time. He covers their living expenses, and they have an agreement about how their finances work. When his wife went way over budget buying gifts for her friend's kids, he took matters into his own hands and returned them himself. Now, his wife is calling him controlling and unwilling to compromise. But he feels he's doing what's best for his daughter, who comes first in his eyes. What do you think? Was he right to return the gifts, or should he have found another solution? Let's see what the internet has to say... 🤔💬

NTA. Commenters agree that $850 for someone else's family is excessive.

mdthomas | mdthomas

NTA. Remove wife from account and explain daughter comes first 👏

chuckinhoutex | chuckinhoutex

Wife overspends on friend's kids, husband takes back money. NTA.

KronkLaSworda | KronkLaSworda

Step-parenting and financial priorities cause tension. 🤔

Dammy-J | Dammy-J

Suggesting a payback plan for wife's over-the-top gifts. 💰

xDoublexOxShoex | xDoublexOxShoex

NTA for returning over-the-top gifts for friend's kids 😲

GOgogle3 | GOgogle3

Generous $300 limit for gifts, wife overstepped boundaries. NTA 👏

gypsywifeofRN | gypsywifeofRN

Setting boundaries with over-spending spouse, NTA 👍

waynegeorge97 | waynegeorge97

NTA. Wife's laziness shouldn't burden you with extra expenses 😒

Izzy4162305 | Izzy4162305

Cancel her access 🚨, NTA for returning gifts 🎁

notdeadyet090 | notdeadyet090

A husband questions if he's the a**hole for reclaiming money.

MaxV331 | MaxV331

Wife's gift-giving crosses a line, commenter says. NTA.

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NTA for returning over-the-top gifts to wife's friend's daughter. Possible premeditation.

Spirited-Control-390 | Spirited-Control-390

Setting boundaries in a marriage is important. NTA 👍

InevitableAdBreak | InevitableAdBreak

Spending $850 of someone else's money 🤪

AggieBax | AggieBax

Settling gift-giving boundaries in marriage 💍

United-Plum1671 | United-Plum1671

NTA. Wife's generosity shouldn't come at expense of family's needs. 👏

junglemice | junglemice

NTA for setting gift limit, wife needs budgeting course 💰

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Commenter questions wife's ability to handle full-time work and chores.

altonaerjunge | altonaerjunge

Dad spoils nieces and nephews, but no WiFi for own kids 😒

McReaperking | McReaperking

Generous husband stands up to wife's over-the-top gifts 👏

too_scared_to_blink | too_scared_to_blink

NTA. Strongly confront the situation and reevaluate the relationship 😡

Boi_What_Did_You_Do | Boi_What_Did_You_Do

Spreading the cost of Christmas over 12 months 👍

CandThonestpartners | CandThonestpartners

NTA returns over-the-top gifts for friend's kids 💰🎁

Actually_Avery | Actually_Avery

NTA. Spouse overspends on gifts, but OP is budgeting responsibly 👍

StillLikesTurtles | StillLikesTurtles

Husband returns gifts, wife goes overboard 😕🎁

solo_throwaway254247 | solo_throwaway254247

Commenter questions financial arrangement with spouse's gift-giving habits 🤔

eleanor-rigby- | eleanor-rigby-

Returning overpriced gifts? NTA, it's not her money 👍

MothmanNFT | MothmanNFT

Commenter suggests wife get a job to fund extravagant gifts 👨‍🎓

Mata_El_Maricon | Mata_El_Maricon

Wife spends $850 on gifts, husband returns them. NTA.

I_luv_sloths | I_luv_sloths

Protecting my own kid's gift. NTA 👏

Ok-Abbreviations4510 | Ok-Abbreviations4510

Friend's kids receive extravagant gifts, commenter questions spending

Churchie-Baby | Churchie-Baby

Harsh but true, 🤷‍♀️

No_Pear6551 | No_Pear6551

Suggests alternative ways to help kids during Christmas 🎁🎄

kcdee63 | kcdee63

Spouse overspends, but OP is NTA for setting boundaries 👍

WolverineOwn3 | WolverineOwn3

Is the wife being used by her friend? 🤔

snafubrainfog | snafubrainfog

NTA. Short and sweet, no explanation needed. 👍

diminishingpatience | diminishingpatience

Wild accusation in comment section sparks no response

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Personal accounts in a relationship should be respected. NTA.

TheRunningMD | TheRunningMD

NTA husband sets boundaries with wife's gift-giving addiction 👍

One-Illustrator8358 | One-Illustrator8358

Husband returns wife's over-the-top gifts for friend's kids. NTA.

RickOnPC | RickOnPC

NTA shuts down entitled wife's disrespect for daughter and money 👏

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Removing wife from account after excessive spending. NTA.

MorgainofAvalon | MorgainofAvalon

NTA for returning over-the-top gifts for friend's kids 👍

sickandopinionated | sickandopinionated

Commenter questions wife's motives for extravagant gift-giving. 🤔

applejax1012 | applejax1012

Prioritizing your daughter over friend's kids? NTA, but beware 👀

journeyintopressure | journeyintopressure

Commenter suggests punishing wife for overspending on gifts 😱

harrysmith2064 | harrysmith2064

NTA. Commenter advises on financial management and family bonds. 👍

curious382 | curious382

Setting gift limits is important for financial responsibility 💸

KatieKat88552 | KatieKat88552

Reasonable system broken by over-the-top gift. NTA.

Glass_Physics_3631 | Glass_Physics_3631

NTA, wife broke agreement and prioritized saving face over child's gift.

rocklandguy324 | rocklandguy324

Don't let her guilt-trip you. NTA for returning gifts 👏

MizKriss | MizKriss

NTA comment wins the border control with a hotel bath 😂

superhbor3d | superhbor3d

Setting boundaries on gift-giving. 💰

frangipanihawaii | frangipanihawaii

NTA. Thoughtful comment on financial responsibility during the holidays. 🎁

QuirkySyrup55947 | QuirkySyrup55947

NTA husband suggests financial planning to wife who overspends on gifts 💸

CompetitiveAd5382 | CompetitiveAd5382

Redditor claims everyone on Reddit is crazy, NTA

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Wife's excessive gifting leads to stealing from family. NTA.

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Setting boundaries and prioritizing family over others. 👍

Automatic-Ad9938 | Automatic-Ad9938

Setting limits and sticking to them. NTA 👍

Ann_136p | Ann_136p

Spicy response defending husband's financial priorities. 💯

ImHappierThanUsual | ImHappierThanUsual

Generous but reasonable gift-giving sparks debate among commenters 👍

Funny_Beyond5755 | Funny_Beyond5755

Spouse prioritizes friends' desires over partner's, NTA for returning gifts 👍

himmelkatten | himmelkatten

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