(Closed) Do you give joint gifts?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We do it together.  I think we started this last year.  It just makes things easier and honestly, I think it helps our families think of us as a unit (an idea we’re always trying to encourage!).

Post # 4
7494 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We do it separately for adults but the kids in the family get a gift “from aunt E & uncle T”.

Post # 5
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re doing joint gifts this year since now we’re engaged and living together, whereas we weren’t last year. Oh wait but my Fiance is additionally giving his mom a necklace from just him since he forgot her birthday this summer, lol! (and it wasn’t on our calendar so I couldn’t remind him!)

Post # 6
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used to do it separately, but this year we started giving jointly!

Post # 7
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We give joint gifts all the time.  Sometimes we do separate gifts, but not too often.  We live together and share financial responsibilities, so giving joint gifts for Christmas, parents birthdays, etc makes the most sense for us.

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I don’t plan to give jointly for Christmas, until we are married.

A couple weeks ago, my nephew had a b’day.  My budget is tight, so I ended up going in on a gift with my mom.  My Fiance turns around and gives my nephew a cash gift that’s double the amount of my gift.  He loved surprising my nephew, but I almost died (my first thought:  what about our tight budget and the wedding fund?!).. .and then I realized how sweet and generous it was.  Aye.

We give jointly when it’s one of my friends or one of his friends.  Whoever is closest buys whatever they would normally buy, and then we just add the other name to the card.


Post # 9
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

we give them together but we have a daughter, so it’s different. We are  already doing the family thing =)

Post # 10
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

we give joint gifts because usually i pick it out tell him how much so that he can either reimburse me or tell me it’s too much.  after that I just hand him the card to sign :D… it’s the same with Christmas cards, I just hand them to him to sign and then the kids and I sign them.

Post # 11
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We give joint gifts..its easier that way 🙂

Post # 12
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

We buy our parents gifts ourselves, but ‘give’ them jointly.  As in, I’ll research/find/buy my parent’s presents, but when we give it to them, it will be from ‘us’.  He does the same with his parents.  It works well for now, since obviously we each know our parents best, and if we do it jointly we can afford one nicer present instead of two small ones!

Post # 13
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We always give joint gifts; the thought of giving separate gifts never even crossed my mind until reading your posts!

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