- Bichon Frise
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
This is my first year being included in my fiances family’s Christmas wish list. The list is done through e-mail and is being sent to my fiance (age 24), myself (age 24), his two younger brothers (age 22 and 19) and the parents. Apparently, everyone is expected to buy a gift for everyone and then exchange them at Christmas.
His mother sent her list and included quilting supplies and chocolate. My Fiance asked for some tech related gifts and I asked for gift cards or jewelry. Everything on all of our lists was under $50. His brothers haven’t supplied a list yet and might not do it, because they tend to be lazy about things like that.
Then comes his dads list. You would think that since all of his children are 24 and under he would have inexpensive gifts, but no. On it he included a subscription to Amazon Prime ($80), new XBox Call of Duty controller ($50), Catholicism DVD set ($90), Amazon Kindle ($80) and some expensive coffee maker ($300)! All I can think is that this guy must think his family is seriously loaded.
This is bothering me a little, because Fiance and I have strict $25 spending limits on family gifts since we are paying for most of our upcoming wedding ourselves. I feel like the idea of a wish list is kind of strange, since I never grew up in a family that did this. It does seem kind of greedy to list specific gifts for people to buy you. Plus, I feel like it’s extremely greedy when the majority of your gifts are over $80! Even if all the children chipped in, we could only buy him one thing, so what’s the point of listing 5 different items?
Are Christmas wish lists normal in anyone elses family? If so, do you set a limit on how expensive gifts are?