I have 4 older children, 19, 18, 16 and 14 and I really dont know what to do about Christmas this year. The eldest 2 are at University. None of them want anything apart the youngest wants random bits off amazon. So I was so daring do I buy them all a little something nice, most likely jewellery for the girls and then give them money to spend after Christmas?
I do a big hamper style box with lots of bits of their favourite things - so shower gels, lipsticks, magazines, books, sweets, fluffy socks etc This supplements the ‘big’ gift and at least gives it a sense of occasion
If you just give them the money, what will they spend it on? Can you do half and half? I’d want a a Christmas morning and would end up spending £££ on bits they hadn’t asked for, so there was an experience.
For the uni ones I'd do a hamper of toiletries and food for them to take back with them. Probably a hamper of treats for the 16yo and get the youngest what he wants from Amazon. Give them some cash too if you want to.
I can't be doing with buying pointless gifts just for the sake of having something to give.