Whenever someone goes out of their way to purchase something they thought you'd enjoy, you owe them a sincere "thank you" and at least an attempt to make the gift work. Just because a gift might not necessarily be an item you'd ever buy for yourself doesn't mean you can't consider becoming a hat person or a smoothie-maker.
So, when as conflicted woman decided to consult the moral compass of the internet otherwise known as Reddit's "Am I the As*hole" about whether or not she was wrong to insult her brother's spoiled fiancée in front of her whole family, people were quick to help deem a verdict.
My parents (65&53) paid off everyone’s (my siblings and their partners) student loan debt as a Christmas gift this year. I am very aware of how privileged I am to have parents that were able to do this for me.