Thought this might be fun. My husband is the youngest of 3 children-way, way, way the youngest. he is 10 & 15 years apart from his sisters. Anyway-the eldest sister-we will call her Cheapo-is truly one of the cheapest people I have ever met in my life. And, especially when it comes to gift giving-she is terrible! Now, you don't have to spend a lot on me for gifts-but, put some thought into it at least-ya know? and, we are not talking about cheap gift giving out of poverty-we are talking out of sheer cheapness. This woman and her hubby make a very good living-they are way older than us (She is 65)-their house is paid off, their kids are long grown-etc. etc.. They have told us what they make a year-so, it isn't that. Over the years she has given us everything from dirty books with fingerprints inside and dirt inside to used luggage (gifted to my other SIL with someone else's name still in it), one time, she actually reached into her cupboard and took out an old tea kettle, handed it to me and said happy anniversary! When my older son turned 15-she gave him a pin with a stick figure on it that said happy birthday and it lit up! To a 15 year old boy! She even had the nerve to call me up and ask me if he liked it! She has sent my stepadughters used tights, and to the one who has 2 little girls-boy clothing. We have even received cards from her where her name or her hubby's name was obviously whited out and she then proceeded to fill in one of our names! Oh wait-when her oldest son's wife was expecting their first child-her first grandchild-she went out and bought them a used diaper pail at a garage sale and then was insulted! insulted I say that they did not want it. When my youngest was potty training-she called me from a garage sale to say that there was a used potty chair there for $5 and did I want her to buy it for me? When I said no-that I would get my son a new one (I mean-they cost what? $20? $25?) she acted like I was a nut and wasteful of money I think the clincher was when one year she gave hubby and I a big box filled with presents. As we were looking through the box, I noticed inside a book that I had given her the year before! The inscription I had written inside of it was still there!! Hubby went nuts (we had long suspected that she just went through her house and wrapped up sh-t that she didn't want anymore and gave it away as gifts) and ran into the kitchen to confront her-she at first said- "Oh-I must have bought you the same book", then he showed her the inscription proving it was the same EXACT book we had given her last year. Her response? "Oh-I wouldn't have given it to you if I had realized you had given it to me" After that fiasco, we received nice new things for a year after. But, she has since gone back to her old habits-this past birthday, my turning 5 year old received a boxed set of winnie the pooh books. The pages were so brown-I can't even iamgine how old they were and when I went to take one of the books out-a card fell out that said "Dear Joan, Happy Birthday love, shnookums". Obviously, another used, bought at a garage sale gift that she doesn't even bother to check for dirt or inscriptions or anything-needless to say-it went straight to the garbage!