(Closed) Gift giving stress with In laws

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yup, I hear ya. I, and every other female I know, does the Christmas shopping – for a reason 😉

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I left gift shopping up to DH, no one would ever get anything. I either end up picking out and purchasing gifts for people, or having to remind him daily that he needs to buy a gift for so-and-so until he actually does it.  I even have to remind him to buy ME gifts at Christmas, which honestly takes a lot of the fun out of it. :/ 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been on both side of this. Today, my family forgot about DH and me and got our future baby (3 months to go!) stuff, which was very much appreciated. The prices ranged all over the place from very expensive to pretty inexpensive. We gifted everyone somewhere in the middle range. I don’t expect people to spend x amount on us just because we spend a certian amount. Also, for my uncle-in-law my DH picked out the gift last minute and it was uber cheap and given unwrapped and I felt so awkward giving it. But, he was happy about it. Unless the person is ungrateful and entitled, everything is fine. And those spoiled people shouldn’t be given any gifts at all!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re pretty broke this year, so we couldn’t really get much. We really only exhange gifts with FFIL, his wife, and their kids, and they said that they had to cut back this year, too, so I thought it would be pretty even. We took over one wrapped gift for each (FFIL/FSMIL, little brother, little sister), and I felt awful when we got there and they had TONS of stuff wrapped for us. I did some DIY stuff, little stuff, and then we got FBIL a peacoat (since he wants to start dressing like FI…awwwww). They were really happy and loved everything, but ughhhhhhhhh I feel bad. 🙁

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