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Are you sucked into the hype of buying every one and their mother a gift?


Asked by mmmegan38 at 5:45 PM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Holidays

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  • yes! I feel like if someone got me, DD, or DF something then I have to get them something too

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 1:28 AM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • No.

    I gave Diwali gifts (actual presents) only to those who are nearest and dearest to me.

    Acquaintences received the traditional box of sweets. But that's it.

    And our charity contribution was based on a percentage of our income.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:48 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • For Christmas? no,just a select few

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No. Besides, I can't afford it. I let people know that upfront. I buy for my nephews, my girls, my parents, my brother, and 2 co-workers. Everyone else gets a card.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 5:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No, because we're on a tight budget.

    Answer by berrymorin3 at 5:49 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Nope. I buy my DH & Kids Yule gifts. He buys me & the kids Christmas gifts... Beyond that, we see no point in buying anything for anyone...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:04 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Our families are small, but even so we can not afford all of the adults gifts so it's usually only the children
    and the moms....everyone else gets edible goodie baskets from us...

    Answer by gmasboy at 6:17 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No, but I do bake loads of cookies & other treats for my FIL, Dad and brother because otherwise they'd have to eat store-bought (ewwwww). For extended family & close friends, I send cards.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 6:29 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Nope! We just do a gift exchange with our family so we each buy one boy gift & one girl gift. The deal is you're not supposed to tell anyone who bought what. You just accept what you have -- holidays are about FAMILY, tradition, & our blessings! It helps when the pressures off! Another idea is to just exchange baked goods, casseroles, and jars with ingredients to make soups/chilis all in one! Great for busy families! ENJOY!

    Answer by CayShek at 7:44 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • yup, i'm bad about that!

    Answer by anichols1 at 8:13 PM on Nov. 9, 2010