Originally Posted by Sophie19
My mother-in-law texted me yesterday telling me to go to a website and look at a shirt to see if I would like it for my birthday. So I did. This shirt cost FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! And I don't like it that much. And its a t-shirt that costs FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS! I texted her back saying she didn't need to spend that much on me. Then she texted me back saying she would really like to buy it for me. I am not sure what the right thing to do is. I don't want to act ungrateful, but I am uncomfortable with the price. They spent a lot on me at Christmas, but it was on a new computer, which I use everyday, not a shirt that I have no idea where to wear it to. Is the proper thing to do to just let her buy it for me, or to try to tell her that I would rather her get me something less expensive. I normally know what the right thing to do is, but this one has me stumped.
If it were me I would look up a t shirt ( since they seem to be hung up on that item) and emal back saying the one they picked is nice but this one I would like much better and send them the link to your selection.
I would assume the one you pick would actually be one you did like and cost in the range you would be comfortable with.
This way everyone should be happy.