I think sometimes it's ok. My sibs and mum don't live near us so I have to send everything. It limits the type of gift I can buy them due to size and breakage, and by the time I factor in postage to my small budget I'm not left with a lot to spend.
So we've done money on both sides for years. Bc we live far apart we don't know what each other and the kids need. We save on postage and my sibs are grown and prefer choosing themselves.