Do you do separate gifts or joint gifts for in-laws?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@hspw714:  We do joint!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We do joint. The gifts are from us both, but I buy for my parents, usually something well thought out in Oct-November. He buys for his parents, usually on Christmas Eve…

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Sometimes we do one gift, sometimes we each do our own things – it depends on which family and the year/what we’re getting.  We always do joint gifts for my family, but sometimes do separate gifts with his family.  Last year we did joint stuff as we were buying more expensive gifts (custom artwork for his parents and sister) – this year we both have ideas of smaller things we want to get everyone.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

We’ve been doing joint since the second Christmas that we were a couple. This goes for all our parents, grandparents, sblings and nephew.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@hspw714:  Joint! I buy gifts for my family, and he buys gifts for his, then we put eachothers names on them also! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Joint gifts for everyone.  Our parents are already hard enough to shop for without looking for two things for each of them. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hspw714:  Any gifts we give to parents/ILs look like it came from both of us.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We do joint gifts as well.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

generally joint, occasionally with my siblings I’ll give them something on my own but it’s usually because it’s something that’s clearly from me and has to do with my relationship with that sibling.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@hspw714:  We do joint presents too – one or two gifts for my MIL, and one or two gifts for my FIL. And same with my parents. It’s much easier (DH haaaaaates shopping and is pretty awful at gift-giving) and it allows us to buy them more expensive gifts. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We do joint gifts to everyone – my husband hates Christmas shopping and isn’t a great gift giver so I choose what we give and organize it all. I’m not actually sure what he did before I came along…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We do joint.  I still do all the shopping for my family and he does his, but both of our names are on the card.  That is how most people I know do it, how my family always has, so it just makes sense to me.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’ve been doing joint gifts the entire time we’ve been together. I like it that way.

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