(Closed) Keeping Christmas Gifts "Even" Price-Wise

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you are the only one who will know if they will notice. Would he think about that kind of thing? I don’t think its necessary to get him anything else but if it would upset him then yeah, you might.

Post # 4
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@CherryWaves:  I vote that those would “look” even.  I would’ve never have thought that a spa trip would cost that much, but I do know that NFL jerseys aren’t cheap either.  I vote leave it as is.

Post # 5
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009


If your parents are anything like mine, they’ll neither notice nor would they care even if they did. I wouldn’t worry at all about this. If you can think of something else fun for your dad, great, but, if not, I wouldn’t be concerned.

Post # 6
9198 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

My dad definitely wouldn’t notice, and even if he did, he’d probably just be proud of me for spending so much on my mom.  That’s very generous of you!

Post # 7
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I always tend to spend more on my mom. My dad would have it that way if he could. He is a typical hard to shop for has everything kind of guy and my mom is easier to shop for. I dont think you need to make it even, they wont notice.

Post # 8
544 posts
Busy bee

I can almost guarantee your dad would not mind. I know mine wouldn’t and he would be more than thrilled with a new jersey and his favorite liquor!

Post # 9
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think they will mind. This year while shopping, it occurred to me that Ive cheaped out on my dad the last few years, so this year he got the biggest present. You can always make it even out next year or on birthdays if it bugs you.

Post # 10
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What about a couple of game tickets so your dad has a chance to wear that jersey?

Also, my Darling Husband is very particular about his jerseys; the nice ones have the letters stitched on and tend to be much pricier than iron-on jerseys. Mitchell and Ness is the company you want for vintage jerseys, and the newish ones are produced by Reebok. I spent over $100 on a Jim Brown jersey for Darling Husband, and I think it was a good deal. A signed Mitchell and Ness Jim Brown runs about $300, so you could always consider upgrading the jersey you got.

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds fine to me.  You could always buy your dad and husband dinner and drinks while you and mom are at the spa.  But dad won’t care – spa won’t come out of his pocket.  🙂

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