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AIBU to not give DD a pile of gifts for Easter?

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johalgh Wed 09-Mar-16 13:19:51

DD is 7 and will receive an egg, an Easter cuddly and maybe a couple of Easter themed trinket type things if I see anything nice. But I know on Easter Sunday Facebook will be filled with photographs of piles of stuff that give Christmas a run for it's money. Am I being mean? It was a single egg in my day...

NerrSnerr Wed 09-Mar-16 13:22:09

No one I know gives loads of Easter gifts, only an egg or two. You already give more than any of my friends would give their kids.

Orda1 Wed 09-Mar-16 13:23:22

What, presents for Easter?

I've never heard anything so ridiculous. I got eggs but was given the option by my auntie to have the money instead if I thought it too much chocolate, so £2 or so.

RatOnnaStick Wed 09-Mar-16 13:23:45

NBU. I don't know anyone who gets anything other than eggs from various well-meaning relatives. DS's are getting a chocolate bunny from us plus whatever haul they manage from the local easter egg hunt.

RaspberryOverload Wed 09-Mar-16 13:24:17

Mine don't want the eggs.

They've wised up and prefer to just have some f their favourite sweets/chocolate in the everyday packaging as they'll get more for the money.... grin

I don't buy them any other gifts.

RatOnnaStick Wed 09-Mar-16 13:24:44

DS1 would rather have cheese anyway odd boy

waffilyversati1e Wed 09-Mar-16 13:24:50

Whatever you want to waste your money on I guess?

Mine get an egg. Everyone I buy for (nieces and nephews) get an egg. What are the gifts for?!

FigMango1 Wed 09-Mar-16 13:24:50

Why do you need to measure yourself by what other people do? Don't you make decisions for yourself?

ShutUpSirius Wed 09-Mar-16 13:25:09

It's an egg. It's not Christmas or a birthday.

I find it odd that it has become a gift giving exercise that stresses parents out.

Micah Wed 09-Mar-16 13:27:04

Nope, don't get mine anything. They will likely get an egg, or money, from friends/relatives, but that's it.

Although mil sometimes buys proper "presents" which I'm not keen on.

abbsismyhero Wed 09-Mar-16 13:27:06

when mine are babies they get an easter themed gift when they are old enough for an egg they get ONE egg some parents give four why really WHY?

loubielou2 Wed 09-Mar-16 13:28:20

You are NBU at all! You do what you want to do and do not be influenced or made to feel guilty by others. Easter was always about eggs when I was growing up and as you say, is fast turning into Christmas with buying lots of unnecessary things. I am buying one big egg for my DS and DD this year and maybe a little soft toy (they are 12 and 10) and that's it. I know full well that they are likely to get chocolate from others in the family too.

coffeeisnectar Wed 09-Mar-16 13:28:49

Mine do an Easter egg hunt. Even the 17 year old would be disappointed if she couldn't do it grin

So hollow eggs to find and a big chocolate rabbit as their main egg. That's it.

Blueredballoon Wed 09-Mar-16 13:29:01

Do what you want! Get them 29 presents or nothing or one chocolate egg or whatever you want- why compete or compare with anyone else? Did any of these anxieties exist before Facebook over sharing?!

MrsJayy Wed 09-Mar-16 13:29:14

Is this a new thing I have never seen Easter gifts its usually an egg and thats it tbh op you are buying gifts too op just not as many as your FB friends

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 09-Mar-16 13:29:58

Don't judge what others do. We have a massive family so ds gets far too many eggs, so I use them for his Easter hunt and buy him a little something from me. A new scooter, a watch, science kit, something along those lines.

limitedperiodonly Wed 09-Mar-16 13:30:13

What's an Easter-themed trinket? A necklace with a chap on a cross? hmm

I think you're going way over the top on the most important festival in the Christian calendar. For most people it's still an egg and Ben-Hur after a lunch of roast lamb.

Scarydinosaurs Wed 09-Mar-16 13:31:30

We got smart new clothes for church on Easter morning. I loved it.

MrsJayy Wed 09-Mar-16 13:32:45

I used to get an egg and socks not sure why

lostlalaloopsy Wed 09-Mar-16 13:33:59

We do am Easter egg hunt for for my 3 dc and nephews. Everyone brings up some eggs and we hide them all over the garden. Sometimes I put a couple of arty things in that have been going cheap in Hobbycraft, but that's more to entertain them during the holidays!! My MIL never buys the kids eggs, but always gets them a new tshirt instead.

Happymummy007 Wed 09-Mar-16 13:34:03

I might be the odd one out here, but there is a reason. Our DD has a birthday very, very near Christmas. So once she's got her Christmas presents, birthday is very much a low-key affair and always has been - hence we make a fuss of her at Easter. I'm not talking many presents, but just a few so that she doesn't have to wait 12 months before her next lot of gifts. Each to their own I think. (And I will admit that I love giving presents anyway).

Figgygal Wed 09-Mar-16 13:34:42

Never heard such nonsense DS will get an egg and that is it when did Easter gifts become a thing?

TeenAndTween Wed 09-Mar-16 13:35:05

My DDs get:

An egg and medium Lindt bunny from us
An egg from GPs
An easter egg hunt with those tiny eggs
Possibly an egg from uncle if we see him.

Definitely no presents, cuddlies, money or trinkets.

Stanky Wed 09-Mar-16 13:36:42

I like Easter, because it doesn't have the pressure or the expectation of Christmas. Please don't let it go the same way. Mine will just get chocolate eggs. Keep it simple.

slebmum1 Wed 09-Mar-16 13:37:52

Mine get an easter egg hunt. We dont even give them an egg because at 4.5 there is such a thing as too much chocolate and they tend to get one from grandparents and aunties.

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