Post # 1
In the end, DH and I will be buying for 24 people and that’s not including each other. So a total of 26 if we count our gifts to each other. It just seems insane. We decided to do just one gift to couples in our family, such as my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, grandparents, and our dads and stepmoms. It just seems like a crazy number of people. Then I remember my grandma who buys for over 50 people every year…..
How many people do you buy for?
Post # 3
My family knows that I can’t really afford to get gifts for everyone (saving for wedding and paying off student loans) so I will only be getting gifts for my 2 nephews and my niece. The adults say they don’t need gifts anyway, as long as I’m there to celebrate with them (I only see them once every two months or so now since I moved)
Post # 4
@dayl20: Holy crap! Sometimes it’s good to have a small family.
I just buy for my SO, my mom, my sister, and my best friend. Oh and a $15 gift for the office Secret Santa lol.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
WOW! I only buy for a 7 people… My parents, his parents, my brother, his sister and DH. We keep it small and simple… I’d be broke if I had to buy gifts for 24 people!
Post # 6
Wow! I buy gifts for 12 people and I thought that was a lot! To be fair, for my cousin and his wife, I usually just buy one present for the two of them, so it’s only 11 gifts. Fiance has a small family though (and different gift-buying traditions), so he only buys 4 presents including mine
Post # 7
FI, my parents, his parents.
My brother and I don’t exchange gifts and he has no SO or children. FI is an only child so no siblings to worry about. We’ve never felt the need to extend out beyond the immediate family when it comes to gift giving (waaay too many people). Our friends and us pretty much don’t exchange gifts unless it’s something suuuper small and even in that case it’s like “What? You got me a gift???”
Post # 8
I’m buying for my grandparents (just one set), my mom, stepdad, little brother, FH, FH’s neice and nephew and the two children of my best friends. Little kids enjoy it a lot more than the adults and it’s fun watching them open gifts.
Also probably going to shamelessly fill a stocking for my dog with doggie treats.
Post # 9
Ugh, it’s difficult but we have a pretty big family. Both of our parents are divorced and 3 of them are remarried. So we have a total of 12 siblings/step-siblings – we only are buying for my brother, brother-in-law and his girlfriend, sister-in-law, and my two younger stepsisters. And we have 3 sets of grandparents that we’re buying for. We have to just buy small gifts or we would definitely be broke as well. But even small gifts add up….
Post # 10
Kind of depends how you count them
We adopt a family of 4 each Xmas, but this is optional
Between both families we have 20 people
plus us two (but we put a dollar limit on it and our big gifts get given at other holidays)
plus a few random things like DH has a gift swap at work, I give gifts to a few friends kids, our dog sitter and neighbor etc
So in total we are looking about 34 people. eeeek!
Post # 11
I have also always exchanged with two of my cousins who I have always been really close with and our roommate who was DH’s best man. Guess I should just consider myself lucky to be blessed with so many important people in our lives =)
Post # 12
man, i thought buying gifts for twelve people was bad!
Post # 13
Our 3 kids, and 4 other kids (nieces/nephews). Fortunately we convinced our families to stop giving gifts to adults, because we always got junk. At its peak we were giving gifts to 14 adults (grandparents, parents/in-law, siblings/in-law). It was a nightmare.
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I know how you feel. My fiance has a HUGE family. Last year we spent over $1000 on presents for everyone else (not including each other). This year with the wedding and all, I’m feeling really unsure what to do. We can’t top, let alone live up to, what we did last year. I’m thinking we might do one big communal gift or something. Like pay for the Christmas honey ham that everyone enjoys. Maybe you could do something similar?
Post # 15
Damn! That’s a lot! I buy for like 4.
Post # 16
I don’t think it usually goes over 15. We give gifts to my immediate family, and sometimes to the grandparents. On his side, it’s also the immediate family, and there’s a gift exchange with the extended family. I’ve done very small gifts for his extended family as well, just if I saw something cute.