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Nieces and Nephews what age do you stop buying for them?

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heckythump01 Fri 25-Nov-16 11:34:22

Niece was 18 this year not sure whats to do do i stop buying or just get a token gift i:e £10 voucher?

Wordsmith Fri 25-Nov-16 11:36:09

Age 16 or so for the nieces and nephews. But I now have about 20 great-nephews and nieces (the same sort of ages as my children) and we all got together a few years back and agreed to stop buying stuff for the kids as it was all a bit much.

Hastalapasta Fri 25-Nov-16 11:39:55

Depends, do you like her? Our nieces and nephews and godchildren all get gifts from us, the eldest is 19 and apple vouchers are popular. Not sure when we will stop to be honest. We are quite close to them all though. fsmile

J3NN1 Fri 25-Nov-16 11:42:18

Don't think I will ever stop for mine until they have children of their own! We are a very close family, my eldest dd is 14 and eldest dn is 16 - I would be gutted if gifts stopped for them anytime soon!

Geretrude Fri 25-Nov-16 11:45:00

My eldest is 26 and I still buy her presents smile

MrsDustyBusty Fri 25-Nov-16 11:57:15

Depends on how many there are! I've only two nephews and a niece so I think I'm not likely to stop at any time. In contrast, I had 16 cousins so a tin of chocolates per family was the standard when I was a kid.

XiCi Fri 25-Nov-16 12:05:30

I don't think I'll ever stop. They're members of my immediate family and we very close so would always buy for them

ItsaTenfromDen Fri 25-Nov-16 12:11:09

My neices and nephew and in their 30s, I still buy them al gift, usually between £20-30

Floralnomad Fri 25-Nov-16 12:11:56

We don't , I have one step niece and she now has children so we get her and her DH a token gift (£10) and buy for their DC . My DC are 17 & adult and they still get bought for by all the aunts and uncle but they equally buy for the aunts and uncles . I think if you have adult nieces and nephews and they don't buy for you it's fair enough to stop .

mouldycheesefan Fri 25-Nov-16 12:14:02

18 and 21 I give them cash

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 25-Nov-16 12:16:27

Eldest nephew is 26. We aren't going to stop.

FeelingSmurfy Fri 25-Nov-16 12:19:37

In our family it's once they have kids themselves, so the money for their present transfers to their children

Bluebelltulip Fri 25-Nov-16 12:29:47

Me and DP still get presents from auntie's and uncles at 27 but we also buy for them

heckythump01 Fri 25-Nov-16 15:06:03

We dont have much contact! see her maybe once a year and get a random card from her...............................! just not sure as my aunts are split some still by a token gift for me others don't. I dont think any less of the ones who dont............

OhFuds Fri 25-Nov-16 15:12:29

My DD turned 18 this year and when my sister asked what she should buy I told her not to bother as she's a adult now and never ever thinks about buying presents for others. My sister said she couldn't not buy her anything tho.

winterisnigh Fri 25-Nov-16 15:55:11

Op its kind of you to buy anything at all, we are a small family and my dc are the only nieces, the aunts and uncles get them nothing sad

LadyBaelish Fri 25-Nov-16 15:56:10

We stop at 18. Gift cards or vouchers from about 14.

KondosSecretJunkRoom Fri 25-Nov-16 15:58:40

Forever, like the rest of the adults in my family.

TheMortificadosDragon Fri 25-Nov-16 16:09:51

Actual gifts pre-teen, then money for as long as they're in full time education.

AgeingArtemis Fri 25-Nov-16 16:26:00

My dad's sibling stopped when I was 18 (but were very generous on 18th birthday)- I only see them once or twice a year for a couple of hours. He has another sibling who I've only seen a handful of times, and never gave us presents (fair enough)

My mum's sibling we visit twice a year and stay at her house for a few days, and we are closer because she has children closer in age to me and my siblings, I still get a gift from her for christmas and I'm 20. Birthday can be a bit hit and miss depending if she remembers grin

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