(Closed) Do you still Christmas gift exchange with your family?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My family still exchanges gifts but we try to keep them around $25 (although my parents spend closer to $150 on us). But we gift to all our siblings and their significant others as well. I suppose at some point, as our family grows it would be better to not. Could you maybe do a drawing-type exchange where everyone draws names so your still giving/receiving a gift? Or on my mom’s side they do a white elephant exchange with a $12 limit just for fun? My dad’s side used to do this also and quit; its something I always look forward to though on mom’s side!


Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Yes, we usually exchange gifts… but it’s not expensive, and it’s usually handmade items.  I’m making sister #1 leg warmers (by request), and sister #2 is getting a few dresses.  That’s all I have so far…

Post # 5
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep we do, though my in laws really don’t do gifts per say. They basically give each family money so much per person in that house hold and then the adults are to go “buy” gifts either for themselves or the kids that are from the in laws. We are then to wrap them up and then unwrap them when we get together with the in laws. To me that is so strange, I don’t agree with it but whatever go along with it for the most part

Post # 6
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No we dont exchange gifts any more – we only buy for the children (we dont have any yet but my sister does)

We’re all happy with this I think Christmas is all about children and the adults still get to have a yummy dinner with all the family 🙂

Post # 7
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes and that will never change. Christmas is HUGE in my family. Between DH’s side and mine, we have roughly 30 people to buy for. We don’t set a limit, just spend what we can afford. It gets expensive but its Christmas so everyone has plenty of time to prepare.

Post # 8
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes – we do with both my family and DH’s family.  And I don’t see that ever changing.

Post # 9
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My family only gets gifts for the little ones of the family. FI’s family does a name draw for gift exchange, so everyone only gets one gift with a $50 spending limit.

Post # 10
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We do but it is getting harder and harder to get good ideas. Everyone just buys what they want when they want it so very few things are left as ideas. 

Post # 11
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We do exchange gifts, but of course not as many as when my sister and I were younger.

Post # 12
986 posts
Busy bee

Yes we do with both families, but generally just one gift for each person. 

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