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How many people give your dcs presents (in addition to mum dad and santa!)

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elliott Tue 13-Jan-09 12:12:34

Intrigued by the thread on thank you letters, where some people seem to be writing 15 or more thank you letters, I am wondering what is the average number of presents your dcs receive at Christmas? And I wonder whether that influences how much you buy them?
I buy my dcs quite a lot (I think), but they never seem to be inundated (we got through our presents under the tree in less than an hour I think!)

So I counted it up and they have 8 relatives who normally get them Xmas presents (two grandpas, two uncles, one set of great grandparents, three great aunts). In addition, one of my friends usually gets something small like chocolate for them.

Is that average, a lot, or not many?

Dropdeadfred Tue 13-Jan-09 12:16:03

I think that may be alot. My dds are also bought pressies from

Grandma & Grandad
Uncle 1
Uncle & Aunt 2
Uncle & Partner 3
Uncle & Aunt 4
Friend 1
friend 2

older dd's also get pressies from their school friends

ComeWhineWithMe Tue 13-Jan-09 12:16:41

My Grandma

My 2 sisters

3 aunts and uncles of mine

Friends of family and also dd's Godparents

Selection boxes from my mums friends and uncle nobhead wink.

Dp's sister .

IAmTheNewQueenOfMN Tue 13-Jan-09 12:17:21

grandma and grandad
and three of my very close friends

ForeverOptimistic Tue 13-Jan-09 12:18:04

3 sets of grandparents
1 great aunt
1 great uncle
5 aunts/uncles
3 cousins
2 friends
1 colleague of grandparent.

Ds got way too many. Must make a start on the thank you cards. blush

IAmTheNewQueenOfMN Tue 13-Jan-09 12:18:06

oops and one set of aunt and uncle

ramonaquimby Tue 13-Jan-09 12:18:13

immediate family (my siblings and dh's siblings)
grandparents both sides
1 set of friends

dd1 (7) made a few things for some of her buddies and wrapped them up.

have cut out all others completely, just unnecessary we felt (mutual between me and the other mums) - was getting a bit silly.

have not even thought about thankyous yet, other than it's on my radar to do. Am quite weirded out that others think it's terrible that they haven't been sent yet.

Aimsmum Tue 13-Jan-09 12:20:46

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CatIsSleepy Tue 13-Jan-09 12:21:38

3 aunties
my mum
dh's parents-2 lots from them as are divorced and remarried
3 friends
couple of friends of my MIL

that's loads isn't it grin
i do try and bear it in mind when me and dh are buying

Buda Tue 13-Jan-09 12:23:11

DS gets from my parents and 3 sisters
2 friends in Dublin
MIL's 2 bothers and their wives
MIL's 2 nieces and a nephew

No thank you cards!

FAQtothefuture Tue 13-Jan-09 12:24:11

This year DS's got a present (welll gift voucher) from my parents, then DS2's godmother got them one each, and both of DS3's godparents bought them presents too.

MrsTittleMouse Tue 13-Jan-09 12:25:16

14, I think. I'll know better when I actually write the thank you letters. blush

Simplysally Tue 13-Jan-09 12:27:06

My dd gets lots of presents - most of Mum's friends send for her, my aunts/uncles/brother/sister/niece/ex-bro in law/my ex-bf/my parents/my boss(es)/her cousin/her Brownie leader/teacher/ballet teacher.

It goes on.

solidgoldsoddingjanuaryagain Tue 13-Jan-09 12:28:38

His Dad
2 sets GPs
2 sets relatives (my brother & Partner, DS dad's brother and family)
2 sets of cousins
Great aunt
3rd set of cousins who send some cash
A family who are like relatives as my parents have known them since before we were born
DS best friend at playgroup
One or two of my mates.

I think a lot depends on family sizes - some people's parents were one of 7 siblings or something, some people's parents are only children of only children so fewer relatives.

elliott Tue 13-Jan-09 12:35:48

Yes we have a small family. (I have two siblings and one niece, dh has none).

Gorionine Tue 13-Jan-09 12:40:46

No santa (DCs recieve gift for Eid, not Chritmas) Just us(DH and I)and my mum.

Marina Tue 13-Jan-09 12:47:04

2 lots of grandparents
3 lots of godparents
2 aunts (with partners)
1 great aunt
1 best friend (mine that is)
1 old family friends

Thankfully we have moved on from token gifts from NCT cohorts etc, that was hard work

francagoestohollywood Tue 13-Jan-09 12:50:26

Marina, lovely to see you smile!

Our dc get presents from
- 2 sets of grandparents
- 4 great aunties
- 2 uncles and their wives
- the parents of one of my sil, who adore to give presents (I can't stop them grin)

Marina Tue 13-Jan-09 13:06:33

Hi franca

london11 Tue 13-Jan-09 13:08:51

My DS had 22 thank you letters to write (we are still doing them now and he has had a birthday since xmas too so even more to write). My and DP's family are really funny about thank yous - a phone call or thank you in person is not good enough
As we know he gets a lot from family and friends we don't tend to get too much. Stocking is mostly made of little bits and pieces and he has one main present under the tree from us.

nymphadora Tue 13-Jan-09 13:17:29

dds get from

me & dp
xh&his dp
2 sets of grandparents
3 sets of great grandparents
xh dps parents
dps bro& sil
aunt& uncle
5sets of g-aunt/uncles
3 sets of g-g aunt/uncles
2 of my friends

TeenyTinyToria Tue 13-Jan-09 13:24:27

Ds has 6 aunts and uncles, various family friends, and 3 sets of grandparents who buy for him.

I'm one of 6 children, and my mum used to despair at Christmas! We have 10 aunts and uncles, and had 7 or 8 old ladies who used to buy us presents as well - so much stuff to find a home for!

LunarSea Tue 13-Jan-09 13:33:26

2 sets of grandparents.
my brother and his fiance
neighbour of one set of grandparents
plus ds1 had a selection box from his football club, and ds2 had a present from nursery

blossomsmine Thu 15-Jan-09 22:48:59

two sets of grandparents
2 aunties
1 uncle
my closest friend

nancy75 Thu 15-Jan-09 22:53:34

3 sets of grandparents
2 sets of great grandparents
my dad is one of 14, so 13 lots of aunts and uncles
about 10 cousins
my brother
dps brother
about 5 of my friends
about 5 of my parents friends

we tend to phone rather than do letters, i would still be writing them next xmas!

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