Do you do separate gifts or joint gifts for in-laws?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@hspw714:  We do joint!

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We do joint. The gifts are from us both, but I buy for my parents, usually something well thought out in Oct-November. He buys for his parents, usually on Christmas Eve…


Post # 5
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Sometimes we do one gift, sometimes we each do our own things – it depends on which family and the year/what we’re getting.  We always do joint gifts for my family, but sometimes do separate gifts with his family.  Last year we did joint stuff as we were buying more expensive gifts (custom artwork for his parents and sister) – this year we both have ideas of smaller things we want to get everyone.

Post # 7
1031 posts
Bumble bee

We’ve been doing joint since the second Christmas that we were a couple. This goes for all our parents, grandparents, sblings and nephew.

Post # 8
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@hspw714:  Joint! I buy gifts for my family, and he buys gifts for his, then we put eachothers names on them also! 

Post # 9
2945 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Joint gifts for everyone.  Our parents are already hard enough to shop for without looking for two things for each of them. 

Post # 10
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hspw714:  Any gifts we give to parents/ILs look like it came from both of us.

Post # 11
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We do joint gifts as well.

Post # 12
11657 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

generally joint, occasionally with my siblings I’ll give them something on my own but it’s usually because it’s something that’s clearly from me and has to do with my relationship with that sibling.

Post # 13
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@hspw714:  We do joint presents too – one or two gifts for my Mother-In-Law, and one or two gifts for my Father-In-Law. And same with my parents. It’s much easier (DH haaaaaates shopping and is pretty awful at gift-giving) and it allows us to buy them more expensive gifts. 

Post # 14
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We do joint gifts to everyone – my husband hates Christmas shopping and isn’t a great gift giver so I choose what we give and organize it all. I’m not actually sure what he did before I came along…

Post # 15
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We do joint.  I still do all the shopping for my family and he does his, but both of our names are on the card.  That is how most people I know do it, how my family always has, so it just makes sense to me.

Post # 16
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’ve been doing joint gifts the entire time we’ve been together. I like it that way.

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