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    Default Not getting each other Xmas gifts.

    I don't see the point as we get what we want throughout the year but now I'm feeling like we should

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    We don't either. IMO Christmas has turned in a massive consumerism waste, it's slightly obscene and sad. We do a secret Santa for the adults and the children, everyone is much happier!!
    Less time wasted on shopping and stress about getting the right thing and not forgetting anyone, plus you get one good gift as opposed to lots of semi crappy ones

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    DH & I don't get each other xmas gifts, and often don't do birthday gifts either as pur birthdays are only a few days apart. It just seems a bit pointless when we have joint finances too...like you're buying yourself a gift!

    Sometimes we do though, if there's something we particularly want or need.

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    We don't. I struggle with the concept of gifting to adults a little. We get my MIL and FIL a canvas each of the kids. I sometimes might buy hubby something I know he's wanted for ages, like I got him a new knife set for his birthday. But that happens pretty rarely.
    I also don't like receiving gifts, so maybe that's where it stems from.

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    DH and I haven't bothered this year. We both agreed there was nothing we really needed (i have plenty of things I want but that's a given as I love "stuff") and we'd just save our money for our holiday at the beach in a few weeks.

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    People should just do what they feel comfortable with.

    We always do gifts for each other - my DH loves an excuse to get some new stuff. I also appreciate it this year because I've had an extremely tight year financially, which means I've barely bought a thing for myself beyond necessities.

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    We haven't bought ourselves a weber. And other than that, we each got a jar of chocolate covered peanuts or sultanas. That's the extent of our gift giving to each other

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    We usually get something. Although it is always useful.

    This year for DH it is beer (I have missions to try and get new craft beer he had not had before - and I *think* I succeeded. He gets new pj shorts from the kids. And beard shampoo/conditioner as the dude I buy beard oil from just started making some!

    Next year will be a beer tour. He is a simple man of wanting good beer.

    I think just do whatever works. I don't like getting stuff he will not ever use just to buy something.

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    We get each other gifts. Christmas and birthdays are generally our excuse to get each other the big-ticket 'luxury' type items that we wouldn't buy for ourselves just because we want them. I've gotten DH a PS4 this year, he doesn't really 'need' anything, and he would never just buy himself one on a whim.
    We generally just buy anything we need through the year but if there's something more expensive that we don't need but have our eye on, we wait for a gift-giving occasion.

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    We have a $30 limit for each other (to put something under the tree). I've bought DH a book ($20).

    There's been a few years where we've said no gifts to each other as we've had other big expenses.


 

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