Do you give your parents/in-laws anniversary presents?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you give your parents/in-laws anniversary presents?
    Yes, I buy them a present : (2 votes)
    9 %
    No, I don't buy them a present : (14 votes)
    64 %
    Other (please explain below) : (6 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 2
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We’ve visited my in laws for their anniversary, and we’ll do activities or make get them something small like a framed picture, but nothing major.  However, both my father and FIL are now deceased, so we just send our moms something nice on Valentine’s Day now.

    Post # 3
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    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Bichon Frise:  My siblings and I usually purchase my parents a gift for their anniversary. When I was a bit younger, (in my late teens) I would try and get them something they could both use or a little gift for each of them (a CD for my dad, etc.) Now though, my FI and I usually just give them a gift card or money. For example, this past anniversary, my parents had reservations to go out to eat and then go see a movie. My brother purchased their movie tickets for them and FI and I went to the restaraunt the morning of and paid for their dinner in advance. We also purchased anniversary gifts (with a card) for my grandparent’s before my grandmother passed. My family loves to celebrate, so we always have a nice dinner with the family (we have dinner together every night anyways) and it gets celebrated there, too.

    With FI’s parents, however, we do not give gifts. FI’s family barely celebrates birthdays and Christmas with gifts, so I could not imagine getting his mom and step-dad a gift for their anniversary. FI can’t even remember when his mom’s anniversary is, so the past few times I’ve inquired so I can send a card, he completely blanked on the date. 

    Post # 4
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    1948 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Nope, we send cards every year, then get them presents for milestone anniversaries every 5 years.

    Post # 5
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    try and send a card to my parents, SO doesn’t even know FPIL’s anniversary, so we can’t/don’t send a card then.

    We had a vow renewal and reception for my parents’ Silver Anniversary 4 years ago, and I imagine we’ll do something nice for their 30th too.

    Post # 7
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    6614 posts
    Bee Keeper

    They already have so many things. I don’t want to add unwanted clutter to their house. I always call to tell them happy anniversary though.

    Post # 8
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    We always get my parents a gift (we split on it with my brother), but we don’t give a card or presents or anything to my FI’s parents. They don’t really celebrate stuff like that and wouldn’t give us a card or gift either.

    Post # 9
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    4641 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    This is very strange, we don’t do anything. Its not our anniversary.

    I wished my parents happy anniversary this year because I happened to have spoken to them on the day. Otherwise I see no reason why we would get them a gift.. Or even a card for that matter.

    Post # 10
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Nope, but I can see us throwing a party for milestone years.

    Post # 11
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    4596 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My sister and I only buy them gifts for the major anniversaries (25, 30, 35, etc). Otherwise, we give them a card and go out for a nice meal. Next up will be 40 years in 2016.

    My FI’s family gives his parents gifts every year.

    Post # 12
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    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Only on the big ones do they get gifts; but we wish them happy anniversary on the day every year. Sometimes we do dinner.

    Post # 13
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    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We send cards…that’s about it.

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