Friend's Girlfriend Gets Pricey Birthday Gift, But Who's Footing the Bill? 😲💸

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We all have our group of friends, and sometimes, traditions are formed that last for years. But what happens when a newcomer stirs the pot and threatens to break those traditions? A 26-year-old woman found herself in this exact predicament when her friend's girlfriend entered the picture. For 12 years, she and her friends have been exchanging group gifts for birthdays with a budget of $20. However, when it came time to buy a present for the new girlfriend, the budget suddenly skyrocketed, and our protagonist was left questioning whether she should pay up or stand her ground. 🎁💸

The Birthday Gift Tradition 🎂🎁

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Enter the Girlfriend 💕

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A Surprise Group Chat 📱

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Reluctantly Agreeing to Contribute 💵

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The $60 Book Dilemma 📚💰

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Alice's Offer to Compensate 💸

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Standing Up for the Budget 🛍️

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Alice Backtracks 🔄

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The Book Returns 📚

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Friends Side with Alice 😔

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Taking a Stand 🚫

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Leaving the Group Chat 📵

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Accused of Insensitivity 😢

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Was It About Fairness? 🤔

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To Pay or Not to Pay: The Great Gift Debate 🎁🥊

Caught in a whirlwind of birthday gift drama, our protagonist found herself questioning the fairness of breaking their long-standing $20 budget for her friend's girlfriend. While she was willing to contribute to a gift within the budget, she couldn't help but feel taken advantage of when the price tag suddenly tripled. As her friends sided with Alice, she decided to take a stand and bow out of the gift-giving altogether, leaving her to face accusations of insensitivity. Was she really being harsh, or was she just trying to maintain a sense of fairness in their group? Let's see what the internet thinks of this sticky situation... 💭🎁

NTA for not wanting to chip in extra money for gift 👏

Ars3nicc | Ars3nicc

NTA. Alice should've bought the book herself. 📸

dart1126 | dart1126

NTA: Rules are rules, but is Leah really a core member? 🤔

Parzeval_Whatts | Parzeval_Whatts

NTA: Setting a bad precedent with pricey birthday gifts 💸

Kewege | Kewege

NTA. Alice's cheap gift exposes her manipulative intentions. 👍

bubbleuj | bubbleuj

Alice wants friends to finance pricey gift, but who pays?

ManateeFlamingo | ManateeFlamingo

NTA, friend's girlfriend manipulates them into buying her gifts 😲

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Outrageous gift! NTA, 'thanks but no thanks' seems appropriate. 😲💸

WallabyInTraining | WallabyInTraining

"NTA, Alice needs to learn her place in the group." 😲

bellsofwar3 | bellsofwar3

NTA! Your friend's girlfriend wants an expensive gift, not your problem. 😲💸

theaa2000 | theaa2000

NTA- Alice's girlfriend is trying too hard to be part of the group 😲

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NTA: Friends should only buy gifts for each other, not partners. 📸

Moonbyully | Moonbyully

NAH - Group dynamics change over time, spending limits evolve 👍

AugustNClementine | AugustNClementine

NTA. Finding a cheaper version is unlikely, but worth trying! 📱

Bangbangsmashsmash | Bangbangsmashsmash

NTA. Point out past partners who never got gifts. 🎁

AffectionateSorbet47 | AffectionateSorbet47

Friend group's $20 gift budget causes controversy and differing opinions 😲

Ateosira | Ateosira

Standing up for yourself against fake friends. 💪

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Gift-giving drama: Cheap friends and excluded partners. 😲

LWdkw | LWdkw

NTA: Friend's girlfriend expects free money for pricey gift. Good for you for not putting up with this BS! 📲

FlahBlast | FlahBlast

Alice taking advantage of friends' generosity. 😲

gnimmuc6898 | gnimmuc6898

NTA: Is this relationship on shaky financial ground? 🤔

you-sirrr-name | you-sirrr-name

Gift giving should be voluntary, not forced. 💝

Livid-League-1700 | Livid-League-1700

Petty but justified: NTA for not giving into girlfriend's manipulation. 😲

VivianCold | VivianCold

Leah's gift history under scrutiny. Group gift fairness questioned. 🤔

HeatherAnne1975 | HeatherAnne1975

NTA suggests changing gift rules, calls out friends' hypocrisy. 😲

jillianleemonroe | jillianleemonroe

NTA. Friend asks for crowdfunding gift, girlfriend gets Apple Watch.

Compassion-1st | Compassion-1st

Not the a**hole. Who's paying for the pricey gift? 🤔

drawingmentally | drawingmentally

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