(Closed) Couple vs Individual Gift Giving

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How will you be gift giving this year?
    Individually : (3 votes)
    4 %
    As a couple : (58 votes)
    70 %
    Both : (20 votes)
    24 %
    Other (described below) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We don’t have money to buy everyone 2 gifts.  Maybe for certain people we would buy specific things but probably what we would do is have me buy for his mom and he would buy for his dad, that sort of thing.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’ve always gifted as a couple…any gift that we give to family or friends is from both of us. much easier that way!

    Post # 5
    Member
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We gift as a couple! Any gifts I give to my girlfriends (this year it’s homemade mango preserves!) are from me, though. But as far as our niece, nephew, his mom, my parents, my aunt, etc–all from us.

    Post # 6
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    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Any family presents (our parents, grandparents, my sister, etc) are given as a couple.  Actually my sister and I usually go in together for our parents and grandparents, so we give from the four of us (me, Fiance, my sister and her bf).  Although this year, we are doing a gift exchange between all the siblings on my FI’s side, so we don’t have to buy all the brothers/sisters/in laws presents, which is nice.  Presents to my girlfriends will just be given by me though.

    Post # 7
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We gift as a couple as it just doesn’t make sense to me for each of us to get our parents, siblings, etc separate gifts.  We’re a social unit now and gift should come from us as a unit.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    Ugh we kinda do both and Im annoyed just thinking about it.

    We buy for eachothers parents and our own parents, eachothers siblinings and our own siblings, and then we also do a secret santa (individually) with his step sisters family (so I am buying a gift for his step sisters husband). We also are doing a couples gift for his siblings significant others.

    I mentioned that maybe next year we should just do secret santas with our siblings to cut down on the cost but the Boyfriend or Best Friend doesn’t like that idea.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    16196 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Once we are married, I think we’ll give gifts as a couple. Probably nicer gifts than what we’d give individually. Not trying to be cheap, just logical. 🙂 Some things may still come from us individually on occasion.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    haha I know! I won’t even get into all the traveling we will do for Christmas-3.5 states in 2 days (the .5 state is because he has family on an island which we need to take a ferry to get to-so it might as well be a different state!).

    Anyways! His family is very big on gifts and spending money one eachother. He said he would feel weird that his family will give us individual gifts and we just give a gift as a couple. I disagree-so we will have to figure out a compromise for next year.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I did most of my shopping through the year this year or I am making the present, but I am just tacking his name on to it. And also picked some of his family’s presents and he tacks my name on to all of them.  Can’t you just add his name where appropriate?

    My sister and I have for years done presents together to save money and time.  This year we are putting all three of our names on the presents to people in my family.

    Post # 14
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    For the last couple years I’ve signed his name to the cards/gifts for my family and he’s signed my name to the cards/gifts for his family.  I will typically do the shopping/spending for gifts to my family and he’ll do the spending (and maybe the shopping) for gifts to his family.  It’ll likely continue that way until I stop working full time and we actually have to combine our money.

    Post # 16
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We give gifts as a couple except for gifts specifically to my friends. I dont even want to think about how much we would be spending if we gifted separately!

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