whitneymichelle (whitneythegreat) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Christmas as adults

Inspired partly by my own life and partly by lupinlover's post:

As grown adults, do you still give & receive presents with your parents?

My family is still big into gift giving. My parents give us lots of presents each year (I'm 27 and married, my brother is 29) and I hunt and shop for both of them to try to make sure they get something they really love. Even if we didn't do presents, my parents would probably still send us a check. In addition, my grandma sends checks to us grandkids and also to my mom & her brother. So we have three generations of gift giving going on.

This year, my mother in law said after talking to her sisters, she was no longer going to be giving any Christmas gifts and she requested that we don't buy her anything. Based off of this, I assume her sisters have the same arrangement with their kids. I have absolutely no problem with this, but it's a bit of a bummer to my husband (he likes sending nice things to his mom!) and I thought it was interesting because I always thought most families continued sending presents even as they aged, if they were financially able. (We might still donate to a charity in his mom's name this year and send her a card from that, I think she would like that.)
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