Once your children are engaged or married what is appropriate or acceptable as far as Birthday and Christmas gifts for spouses and your grown children? Does a gift card for both of them an dinner or home improvement store seem too impersonal?
Is it unfair to focus on the younger kids and maybe cut back on the older ones once they are married. Thanks for all the responses.
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My parents give dinner gift certificates and offer to babysit. Since we are far away, the send the gift certificate and money for a babysitter. Sometimes they give separate gifts, but my husband and I look forward to the gift certificate.
It is always to a place that we wouldn't go with our daughter so we really only get to go a couple times a year. Talk to your kids, find out what's important to them. In my husband's family - he has 4 siblings - 2 out of 4 are married - 3 out of 4 have children as well as we do - so it can get pretty expensive at birthdays and christmas time - we came to a decision that My chritmas married and looking would only 'celebrate' for the kids - yes we all do get My chritmas married and looking still for the adult birthdays and have cake - but presents are just cards and the verbal "Happy Birthday" - the kids are the ones that get the presents - same with Christmas.
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Isn't a gift supposed to be something you give someone to show to care about them? Does that change if they get married?? Do you expect gfts only from your "single" children?
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