Or is it better to set a limit?
That’s what we do in my family: you can only spend so much on a gift, and you only have to buy one gift (even though I also get gifts for my brothers and parents…). It’s something we’ve been trying for the past few years and I LOVE it.
You don’t feel the pressure to spend thousands of dollars on gifts for every cousin and second cousin; instead you have the chance to just focus on buying a really thoughtful, beautiful gift for one person — and everyone gets something that’s nicer quality in the end.
There’s just a little extra pressure to make that one gift perfect ;)
Erik has similar rules in his family, too…
But, I’m curious: does everyone have gifting rules in their family or group of friends? How do you gift if you do? (And how do you gift if you don’t?!)
Illustration “FEMME FRANÇAISE”, Garance Doré.