Post # 1
I have been married now for more than a year, but I never received wedding gifts from my in-laws side of the family.
On contrary, my older sister-in-law (husband’s sister) has 3 kids, and my in-laws always expect us to give the kids and my younger brother-in-law (husband’s brother) gifts for every occassion they can think of. I am very hurt of this unfair treatment, because it makes no sense to me.
Post # 3
You are not obligated to buy anyone gifts, just like no one is obligated to buy you gifts. I know it sounds harsh.
Post # 4
If it bothers you that much stop giving gifts, but as MissChirpie said, no one is obligated to give you gifts
Post # 5
What does your husband say about all this?
Post # 6
I didn’t receive wrapped gifts with bows from some of my inlaws, but they did have to travel 9 hours in the middle of the winter over several mountain passes to get to our wedding, so I considered that a HUGE gift to us. Did your in-laws have to travel to your wedding? If they did, sometimes people consider that a gift.
Post # 7
I’ve actually never heard of giving the new wife a gift and/or the new husband a gift. I’ve only heard of joint gifts (often times a check in a card – at least in my case). Having said that, no one is obligated to buy gifts for newlyweds, just as you are not obligated to buy gifts for others. Just a simple card might work for now. How does your husband feel about this as it is his family?
Post # 8
I think it’s weird that NO ONE on his side of the family gave you a gift. It is pretty standard practice to give gifts at a wedding. Sadly, there is nothing you can do about it. I would be sad about it too. Not because I wanted more gifts, it would just hurt my feelings.