I am really stuggling with this question. On my side of the family I want to cut back and only by gifts for my mom and stepfather and my niece and exclude my younger sister (21) and younger brother (20) and my other brother and his wife. My reasons are basically they don't buy for us so why should I keep on buying for them. My sister is lazy and does not want to work, my brother and his wife don't have much and when I do send gifts I never get a thank you. I feel really guilty for not sending them something but then again why should I they don't feel guilty. Or should I just spend about $10.00-$15.00 bucks per person to give a little something?
I don't want to be a scrooge but whats fair is fair. I am buying a little something for my niece and my brother said he'll send something for my kids the end of Jan. What am I going to say to that. Money is tight for me and my family too.
Basically should I feel guilty or not?
Answer by August07Mom at 2:20 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
No, You should not feel guilty. I am cutting back on Christmas expenses also for the main reason that.... I hate that the joy of Christmas gets buried under so much materialism. You shouldn't feel like you have to buy anyone anything.
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Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:25 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
No you should feel guilty if you are trying to save money then okay . Even if you weren't trying to save money and cut back on gifts if you don't by for them it's okay Christmas is about more than what you bought them. No one wants to go broke for Christmas buying a bunch of gifts for others that you feel should and don't return the favor.
Answer by waitin4u at 2:26 PM on Nov. 16, 2010
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