OP explained she adores her birthday:
But her boyfriend's gift visibly shocked her:
Her boyfriend was disappointed with her reaction:
She gave the present to her dog as a chew toy, and her boyfriend accused her of misusing his gift:
She explained to him her POV, but she is unsure if she overreacted:
One Reddit user added some details the OP didn't mention in her original post
Polka dots and holes are not the same
He couldn't know
Redditor agreed with the OP that socks are a very disappointing gift
But not everyone feels the same
His present didn't need to be expensive, but it should have been thoughtful
Maybe the boyfriend tested the OP and her preferences
Socks are a terrible gift
Redditor explained she offended her boyfriend
A Redditor explained their POV
After reading the OP's story and being curious about it, Redditors learned some new crucial details. For example, the OP and her boyfriend were dating for only five months.
Also, it wasn't socks with holes, yet with polka dots. Although many Redditors think that her boyfriend should have put more effort into choosing the proper gift, they still feel that the OP's reaction was wrong.
Additionally, they said the OP acted like she believed she deserved an expensive gift because she was his girlfriend.