Ok I'm not sure if pregnancy has temporarily turned me into a sourpuss but I genuinely adore Christmas! This year I have suffered hyperemisis from 7 weeks & it's still going so I've had to stop working because I can't cope right now.
So we are down to one income & I'm simply too sick to go overboard this christmas & buy up on gifts because I can't walk around the shops. Here's my issue with the gift giving of Christmas that is really driving me nuts...
On my side of the family the aunties buy the gifts & put my grown up cousins names on the gift tags too. As we are married & I live on my own with my husband it's assumed that we now buy our own gifts for everyone. I'm totally fine with buying for my aunties & my grandparents because they are the ones putting effort into gifts too. Personally, I just don't see the point in us spreading ourselves so thin to buy something for my cousins in their late 20s who also live with their girlfriends & basically toss whatever you give them aside anyways because they have enough money to buy their own things..
Ok my vent is over - I just want to know what other families do with gift giving, especially with extended family? I think we need a solution because I find it silly that we are all adults now but just cousins alone adds 9 extras for us to buy for whom aren't bothered or don't show up at a last minutes notice.