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Do your DC give a present to classmates?

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nickdrakeslovechild Thu 10-Nov-16 22:30:47

DC is in reception in a class of over 30, will parents give presents? Should DC give presents to friends?, the class? Its all new thing to me and have no idea what to do. Any experience please?

Dionysuss Thu 10-Nov-16 22:45:48

Dds give cards to everyone in the class, and a present to only the teacher, we couldn't afford gifts for everyone and no one would be expecting anything.

DD1 is in year 6 and will buy a small gift for her two closest friends. Dd2 puts a chocolate coin in the card for her favourite people.

KC225 Thu 10-Nov-16 23:22:13

Kids give cards. Do not start the gifts for classmates thing. I know this is a page for people who love Christmas but cone on there is a limit

AutumnLeavesAgain Thu 10-Nov-16 23:31:47


twilightcafe Thu 10-Nov-16 23:32:40

Absolutely not.

anyoldname76 Thu 10-Nov-16 23:35:53

cards for friends but no presents

WhirlwindHugs Thu 10-Nov-16 23:40:17

I've not seen this at our school. Some schools encourage card giving (writing practice!) but that's it generally.

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Fri 11-Nov-16 08:37:29

We put a chocolate snowman in each card (under £1 for a bag of 10 in home bargains or wilkos)

MoonfaceAndSilky Fri 11-Nov-16 09:37:00

No, no presents.
I remember when my eldest was in reception and one of the mums asked if we were all doing presents and I told her no way! I think everyone has enough to do without adding to it unnecessarily, plus a lot of the parents will be financially stretched enough.

twilightcafe Fri 11-Nov-16 10:38:01

And if my children want to send Christmas cards to their classmates, then they can write and send them. I have enough to do.

elQuintoConyo Fri 11-Nov-16 13:45:43

No no no no no no no no nononononono

nickdrakeslovechild Fri 11-Nov-16 14:19:12

ok, phew no presents then. I really didn't know what the protocol was and didn't want to be the only one who didn't buy. Thank you.

halcyondays Fri 11-Nov-16 14:40:59

No presnet escpet for teacher/Ta. cards to whole class.

kilmuir Fri 11-Nov-16 14:42:43

They seem to live doing the card thing

OSETmum Fri 11-Nov-16 22:23:50

Hell no!

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