So I had a good Christmas yesterday morning. Got a good "haul" of presents and, more importantly, got to spend it with my immediate family. No complaints whatsoever. But I'm wondering about the status of one gift I had asked for, and I'm having trouble thinking of a polite way to do it.
I couldn't really think of many things I "wanted" as gifts this year, but one suggestion I'd made to my parents was a gift subscription to Hulu. (For anyone who's not familiar with Hulu, there are plenty of different time frames you can purchase for the length of the gift subscription -- from one month up to one year -- with corresponding prices ranging from super-cheap to pretty high-end.)
I've been thinking about subscribing for a few months now, so I decided that I would suggest it to my parents as a possible gift idea, and if they happened to not get me this particular gift, I'd most likely get it for myself anyway. I had also told them that IF they were interested in getting me a subscription, I'd be happy with any length of time they chose. But as you may have guessed, Christmas morning came and went, with no subscription in sight.
Again, I've got no complaints or sour grapes, and if they chose not to get me this particular gift, that's perfectly fine. However, I've now got a potentially awkward situation: both my parents also have a tendency to get someone a gift, forget about it (or forget where they stashed it), then stumble across it weeks later. Meanwhile, I don't want to just go ahead and buy my own subscription, or I run the risk of creating a duplicate. I'd like to just check in with them and ask whether they did get it for me and just forgot about it, or whether they didn't get it period.
But I have no idea how to go about this without sounding grabby or whiny, or worse: making them feel guilty and signing me up on-the-spot for the most expensive subscription. (That's not out of the realm of possibility for them, either, I'm afraid. :/) Any suggestions?