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Granddaughter found her grandparents’ wedding gift cheap


Jen and her husband, a couple in their 70s, were about to attend the wedding of their youngest granddaughter, Eloise. Having four other grandchildren who were all married already, Jen and her husband were looking forward to attending Eloise’s special day. As per a tradition unknown to anyone but their grandchildren who had tied the knot in previous years, the couple purchased the least expensive item from the registry list and were prepared to hand Eloise a check for $40,000.

Unaware of this tradition, Eloise became upset when she realized her grandparents had bought her the least expensive item on the registry list, an air fryer. She quickly called them to express her displeasure.

“Seriously, Grandma? I just received your gift. An air fryer? That’s the cheapest thing you could find on my registry!” she exclaimed over the phone.

Jen, not wanting to spoil the surprise of the real gift, assured her granddaughter that the item was indeed very useful.


“Useful? Come on, you know you can do better than that. Everyone knows you have the money. I just can’t believe you’d be this thrifty with me. It’s embarrassing,” Eloise responded, visibly upset.

“Yes, you’re right. We may appear thrifty and old, but what you didn’t know is that the day before the wedding, we planned to gift you a check for $40,000,” Jen revealed, but Eloise refused to listen.


“No, it’s clear. You just don’t love me enough to show it. You know how much pressure I’m under with the wedding. And then, this? It’s like you don’t even care,” the young woman said before hanging up.

Jen discussed the situation with her husband, and they both agreed that Eloise’s behavior and ingratitude meant she didn’t deserve their money.

Days later, Eloise called her grandparents again.

“I just found out that it’s true you gave money to everyone else when they got married. Why didn’t I get anything?” she asked.

“We felt that after your reaction to the wedding gift, it wasn’t appropriate to proceed with the monetary gift,” Jen responded.

“So, you’re punishing me? Is that it? Because I was upset about an air fryer?” Eloise pleaded.

“It wasn’t about the air fryer, Eloise. It was about how you spoke to us, the disrespect. That’s not something we expected or can condone,” Jen explained.

“But that’s so unfair! I was stressed, Grandma. Planning a wedding is hard, and I just snapped. I didn’t mean any of it,” Eloise cried.

“We understand it’s a stressful time, but actions and words have consequences. We hoped you’d appreciate the importance of family and love over material possessions,” her grandparents said firmly.

“But you don’t understand! Can’t we just forget this happened? I need that money, Grandma,” Eloise pleaded.

Eloise then threatened not to attend any family gatherings, including Christmas, but her grandparents remained resolute in their decision.

“We love you very much. This isn’t about cutting you off. We simply hope you’ll reflect on this and understand our decision,” they told their granddaughter.

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