(Closed) How many people do you buy Christmas gifts for?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My family knows that I can’t really afford to get gifts for everyone (saving for wedding and paying off student loans) so I will only be getting gifts for my 2 nephews and my niece. The adults say they don’t need gifts anyway, as long as I’m there to celebrate with them (I only see them once every two months or so now since I moved)

Post # 4
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@dayl20:  Holy crap! Sometimes it’s good to have a small family.

I just buy for my SO, my mom, my sister, and my best friend. Oh and a $15 gift for the office Secret Santa lol.

Post # 5
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

WOW! I only buy for a 7 people… My parents, his parents, my brother, his sister and Darling Husband. We keep it small and simple… I’d be broke if I had to buy gifts for 24 people!

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wow! I buy gifts for 12 people and I thought that was a lot! To be fair, for my cousin and his wife, I usually just buy one present for the two of them, so it’s only 11 gifts. Fiance has a small family though (and different gift-buying traditions), so he only buys 4 presents including mine

Post # 7
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Fiance, my parents, his parents.

My brother and I don’t exchange gifts and he has no SO or children. Fiance is an only child so no siblings to worry about. We’ve never felt the need to extend out beyond the immediate family when it comes to gift giving (waaay too many people). Our friends and us pretty much don’t exchange gifts unless it’s something suuuper small and even in that case it’s like “What? You got me a gift???”

Post # 8
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m buying for my grandparents (just one set), my mom, stepdad, little brother, FH, FH’s neice and nephew and the two children of my best friends. Little kids enjoy it a lot more than the adults and it’s fun watching them open gifts. 

Also probably going to shamelessly fill a stocking for my dog with doggie treats. 

Post # 10
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kind of depends how you count them

We adopt a family of 4 each Xmas, but this is optional

Between both families we have 20 people

plus us two (but we put a dollar limit on it and our big gifts get given at other holidays)

plus a few random things like Darling Husband has a gift swap at work, I give gifts to a few friends kids, our dog sitter and neighbor etc 

So in total we are looking about 34 people. eeeek!

Post # 12
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

man, i thought buying gifts for twelve people was bad!

Post # 13
7685 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our 3 kids, and 4 other kids (nieces/nephews). Fortunately we convinced our families to stop giving gifts to adults, because we always got junk. At its peak we were giving gifts to 14 adults (grandparents, parents/in-law, siblings/in-law). It was a nightmare.

Post # 14
3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I know how you feel.  My fiance has a HUGE family.  Last year we spent over $1000 on presents for everyone else (not including each other).  This year with the wedding and all, I’m feeling really unsure what to do.  We can’t top, let alone live up to, what we did last year.  I’m thinking we might do one big communal gift or something.  Like pay for the Christmas honey ham that everyone enjoys.  Maybe you could do something similar?

Post # 15
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Damn! That’s a lot! I buy for like 4. 

Post # 16
10588 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think it usually goes over 15.  We give gifts to my immediate family, and sometimes to the grandparents.  On his side, it’s also the immediate family, and there’s a gift exchange with the extended family.  I’ve done very small gifts for his extended family as well, just if I saw something cute.

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