(Closed) NWR_Christmas gifts for niece and nephew

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What would you do?
    Suck it up and send each kid a nice gift : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Send them a check for their college account : (11 votes)
    58 %
    Send a card only : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Other: please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Send them each a book with a card.

    Post # 4
    1411 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @abricot_chat:  Haha honestly I think you’re being a bit of a scrooge, but in the end he ended up being a good guy. Since they’re family, I think you should at least send them a card with a check for their college savings account, but whether you get them that or a gift depends on how you and your husband want the kids to think of you. Do you want to be the cool aunt & uncle who got them one of their favorite toys, or the perfectly nice aunt & uncle, whose gift towards their college savings they don’t appreciate until they’re 17 at youngest, or ever?

    Post # 5
    2631 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    Can you send them a little gift/something to open & a check?  Best of both worlds :]

    Post # 6
    10588 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    How about a compromise, a small gift with a cheque for education?

    Post # 7
    1619 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    For our nieces and nephews, we contribute to a college savings account that we have already set up for each of them and then we also give them a small (under $20) gift to open as well. 

    Post # 8
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    No kid wants a check for Christmas. I’d let the parents take care of the college and get them a nice gift. That’s what we do for our nephews. 

    Post # 9
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @abricot_chat:  I will give money and a book to my niece. The last thing she needs are more toys and I don’t care if that’s scroogy. Kids are way too spoiled nowadays. 

    Post # 11
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would send them a small toy and a check for their college fund!

    Post # 12
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @abricot_chat:  I’d do something small for each (kids love to open presents, no matter how small!) and a cheque. I don’t think you’re being a Scrooge- Scrooges give nothing at all!

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