(Closed) Would you like this as a christmas gift from your SIL?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think it’s a cheap gift! The stocking is reusable and special, and I personally LOVE getting makeup from Ulta and Sephora for Christmas, as well as bath/body stuff. Add candy to that and you’ve got one happy Torrid!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Love it!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If I received that, I would think it was awesome. Really depends on their expectartions though. If they are used to a more lavash gift they may be annoyed by a smaller, cheaper one.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’d be thrilled! I love gifts like that!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Love it! Throw me something Coach in there and I am SOLD! LOL

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think it’s cheap but would assume that anyone who wants a stocking already has one.

I like your ideas for everything inside of the stocking but maybe you can present them differently.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@Meowkers:  I am with you that most people have stockings if they want them.

A lot of people have one form their childhood or to match a color scheme in their house. That being said you can get them smaller (less expensive gifts) and put them in a cute purse.

Another option would be to have Dh talk to his parents and just have them talk with everyone about cutting back. At some point we all grow up and there really isn’t a need to be spending that much per a person. Maybe they would be willing to talk to everyone about it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

To me, that seems very generous, but the fam keeps it pretty simple these days for Christmas…around $30 a piece for my parents and sis/BIL (we had a present talk once my nephew came along and my sister and BIL didn’t have as much expendable income).

I think maybe focusing on one bigger gift might have more impact than a few smaller ones in the stocking, though.  🙂 

Or, maybe no stocking at all and then you’ll have a full $100 play for whatever you think the receipient might like!  I know I have my one stocking and really don’t need more than one (ETA:  like Meowkers said!).

Plus, don’t we all have enough *stuff*?  It should never be about the amount you give…it really is the thought that should count!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I want this gift!!! haha…  I think its great!

When I try to buy gifts, I look for something that I dont think that they would buy for themselves – so the little Coach clutch or a DB makeup bag would be awesome! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Geez, I hope no one is offended by a GIFT. 

I sometimes feel like my brother and SIL expect nicer things from us since we make more and make no effort to ever return the favor.  But some years I totally cheap out and go all homemade.  MrsJ has a mortgage now! 

Anyway – get hooked on Pinterest like me and find some cute things to make them.  It doesn’t have to look cheap, but you can find ways to make bath fizzies, all kinds of decor, etc, etc, etc.  My SIL is getting a lot of homemade baby stuff for Christmas.  She thinks I’m going to spend a bunch of $$ on my soon to arrive neice, but it just isn’t going to happen. 

One year I made all my family members gift baskets.  I got huge baskets and filled them with all their favorite things.  I made my Grandpa’s favorite cookies and bought him some chocolate, got some bath salts for Grandma.  I actually baked a lot that year and everyone got little bags of everything, mixed in with different little gifts. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would go with cheaper/more original stockings. I got my best friend a purple one (favorite color) several years ago and filled it with some trinkets she loved… she still has the stocking and stuff. :oP

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