9 Responses to “8 Golden Rules of Christmas Gift Giving”

  1. Joyce Van Dalen says:

    As a parent of grown children, some married and some not, I want to be fair about the value of the gifts. There are no grandchildren. Is it fairer to give each person a gift of the same value, or should I give each family unit the same value amount?

  2. Alona says:

    Hello Joyce,
    Thank you for your question.
    It is entirely up to you! We believe that there are countless ways to give gifts and stay fair at the same time. As an example, you can give more expensive gift to one person (or a family unit) and the year after that – to another one.
    Although it is recommended to keep the value of gifts equal, in the end it is always about the attention you’ve put into your presents rather than about the money you’ve spent on them.

  3. Jeanne says:

    My son recently married a woman with a 17-yr old daughter. Should I give her a Xmas gift equal in value to what I give my grandchildren?

  4. Susie says:

    We have one married daughter and two daughters who are engaged. Is it appropriate for us to give gifts to our two daughter’s fiances or not?

  5. Etiquette Tips says:

    Hi Susie,

    It’s ultimately up to you to decide, but we think it would be a nice gesture. Something small that simply states that you thought about the persons.

  6. Etiquette Tips says:

    Hi Jeanne,
    She is your grand daughter in-law now, if you’d like to get to know her better – a nice xmas gift can be the perfect way showing it!:) No need for this to be a very expensive present though.

  7. mom of one says:

    We have one son, but family members have 3 children each, totalling 7 kids including mine. How much should I/we spend on the other six, if the other families only have to buy for my one son? Stressed about this.

  8. Barbara says:

    My daughter, my only child, did not give me or her father a Christmas card or present. Should I ask her if it got lost in the mail, mention that I was feeling bad about it, or just let it go and never buy her another thing?

  9. Etiquette Tips says:

    Hi Barbara! Really sorry to hear about it:( We say – communication is the key. Most probably you won’t be able to simply let it go anyway, so why not be honest and confess to your daughter that this situation hurt your feelings?