Heres an idea:
Your problem is lack of money and you feel bad that your parents have to pay for you.
Well hows about you ask for some lessons for your xmas presents. That way they know that your going to be getting something that you are going to use and have fun with and you are getting something that you really want.
Plus you wont have to feel guilty about them paying for anything because im pretty sure they would have gotten you a present either way. This way atleast they know for sure you will enjoy it.
Just a thought.
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