Sister buys too many gifts
Appreciate this is a nice problem to have. Last Christmas, gift-unwrapping took over three days...
Our baby arrived 11th September, and my sister asked about gifts. I suggested a bath toy, so she bought us 2x bath toys, some very expensive baby shampoo/soap, 1-yr subscription to audible, a fancy comforter/blanket, a box of fancy chocolates, and we've two gifts yet to unwrap.
It's actually taking the enjoyment away for me at this point, I feel daunted and slightly sick recieving this big box of wrapped gifts. My husband opened most of them. I don't want our baby to grow up spoilt nor for us to feel guilty that my sister buys him more than us (on basis that we do not want to spoil him).
Plus, it gets to that point where many of the gifts are unwanted. For instance, I neither want or need an audible subscription. The comforter is the forth we've been given. I have sensitive skin, and so have already bought baby shampoo from a highstreet brand I know and trust (aveeno).
I ended up passing several of my sister's gifts to charity last year because they were unwanted/didn't fit or work for me (wrong size, bath products that irritate my skin).
It's shame because I always used to think of her as a very conscientious, well considered gift giver. But, it feels like the more presents she gives, the less of a good fit they are. :(
What can I do? I don't want to seem ungrateful, but this has been going on for several years now. I don't want our baby to be spoilt by her.