Post # 1
Hi bees! Question for all of my soon to be married bees without children. Do you still gift exchange with your family? My mom has decided she doesn’t want to exchange gifts this – and I’m disappointed. I enjoy the holiday season and looking for that perfect gift. I told her we could set a spending limit if she was concerned about money (we should be more concerned then her – since we are paying for our entire wedding).
I don’t know – I’m just bummed.
Post # 3
My family still exchanges gifts but we try to keep them around $25 (although my parents spend closer to $150 on us). But we gift to all our siblings and their significant others as well. I suppose at some point, as our family grows it would be better to not. Could you maybe do a drawing-type exchange where everyone draws names so your still giving/receiving a gift? Or on my mom’s side they do a white elephant exchange with a $12 limit just for fun? My dad’s side used to do this also and quit; its something I always look forward to though on mom’s side!
Post # 4
Yes, we usually exchange gifts… but it’s not expensive, and it’s usually handmade items. I’m making sister #1 leg warmers (by request), and sister #2 is getting a few dresses. That’s all I have so far…
Post # 5
Yep we do, though my in laws really don’t do gifts per say. They basically give each family money so much per person in that house hold and then the adults are to go “buy” gifts either for themselves or the kids that are from the in laws. We are then to wrap them up and then unwrap them when we get together with the in laws. To me that is so strange, I don’t agree with it but whatever go along with it for the most part
Post # 6
No we dont exchange gifts any more – we only buy for the children (we dont have any yet but my sister does)
We’re all happy with this I think Christmas is all about children and the adults still get to have a yummy dinner with all the family 🙂
Post # 7
Yes and that will never change. Christmas is HUGE in my family. Between DH’s side and mine, we have roughly 30 people to buy for. We don’t set a limit, just spend what we can afford. It gets expensive but its Christmas so everyone has plenty of time to prepare.
Post # 8
Yes – we do with both my family and DH’s family. And I don’t see that ever changing.
Post # 9
My family only gets gifts for the little ones of the family. FI’s family does a name draw for gift exchange, so everyone only gets one gift with a $50 spending limit.
Post # 10
We do but it is getting harder and harder to get good ideas. Everyone just buys what they want when they want it so very few things are left as ideas.
Post # 11
We do exchange gifts, but of course not as many as when my sister and I were younger.
Post # 12
Yes we do with both families, but generally just one gift for each person.