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Friends DC's presents

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BeyondReasonablyDoubts Tue 15-Nov-16 20:23:42

One friend made it clear early on that they weren't doing other people's kids for Christmas presents as money is tight. Great, nice and easy as I wasn't going to get them either!! smile (I might have bought something like a token selection box)
Now another friend has announced she has (proper) presents for all the children in the group...

How would you do this now - presents for all, presents for none or presents just in return to the one who is buying?
If I'd known earlier, I would have suggested a secret santa type of thing.

BeyondReasonablyDoubts Tue 15-Nov-16 20:24:35

Money isn't unbelievably tight, I could manage to get presents. I am just worried about making the skint friend feel worse about it than she already does...

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 15-Nov-16 20:28:06

Maybe get token presents for skint friend's kids?

SecondaryQuandary Tue 15-Nov-16 20:31:14

I'd have a word with skint friend say something like "I know things are tight money wise for you this year. Would it offend you if I just got a selection box for your DC? I won't if it'll make you uncomfortable, but giving isn't about receiving, eh".

If she isn't keen, then don't. But at least you've asked.

PunkAssMoFo Tue 15-Nov-16 22:22:53

How old are friends dc's. some token gifts would only cost as much as a selection box e.g. Wilko do small lego compatible sets for £1, a cheap book from the works etc....

BeyondReasonablyDoubts Wed 16-Nov-16 07:54:13

Ages spread right from toddler to teen. Books are a good idea though, as is having a word with her smile

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