I don't know why I was thinking about this some more today...while I was driving. But anyway. Today in the car on my way to make some crafts I came up with what might be considered a brilliant idea.
Yeah, this is still about the Combo-gifting thing. Sorry if you were hoping for another brilliant idea.
I've decided that if my Mom ever sends me another combo-gift that I'm just going to wait until my birthday to open it.
I was figuring that since I'll be getting Christmas gifts from DH, DD, MIL, Bro & SIL, and friends... that one less gift won't hurt me any. So I'll just put Mom's gift off to the side and wait for my birthday to open it.
Then I hope that she asks how I liked it when I talk to her. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! "Gee Mom, I'm sorry. It's not my birthday yet, so I didn't open it."
Now watch. I've got the perfect plan and she'll send me separate gifts this year.