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Is this Christmas gift selfish? Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
29th Nov '12

Dh and I are a little tight on money this year (trying to get a house and whatnot) and are not going all out on our parents, grand parents like we've done in the past. That being said, we just got DD's pictures done and they are really good; would it be selfish to give pictures (in nice frames) of DD as presents? I would also include a Yankee Candle (which those get a little pricey you know.)

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
29th Nov '12

Not all all! My parents like those presents then actual things.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
29th Nov '12

Sounds fine to me. We're honestly probably only going to be giving out photos, too.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
29th Nov '12

Sounds good enough to me. Lol. What do you usually get them?!?

Addi's Momma Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5472 posts
status 29th Nov '12

Not at all. We did it one year. My family and his loved it.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
29th Nov '12

well for one i do the same, and two christmas shouldnt be about giving anyway especially with the adults. im sure your parents will appreciate anything you give them

Dani Lynn 2 kids; North Carolina 415 posts
29th Nov '12

I think its a good idea. Its what I'm giving my mom this year

✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
29th Nov '12

It's not about the price of the gift. It's about giving something special to someone you love, spending a load of money on someone doesn't show how much you love them. That being said, I think the gift is a cute idea. I've done it before for great grandmas.

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Juliette:" Sounds good enough to me. Lol. What do you usually get them?!?"


When we had the extra money we use to get like $50 for every person, but that racks up!!!

Cecily's Mama 1 child; 3781 posts
29th Nov '12

Thanks ladies!

3rdxsacharm Due April 29 (girl); 2 kids; Burdett, New York 159 posts
29th Nov '12

That's what I have done for years for my parents and such. They love it and actually have come to expect it!

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
29th Nov '12

Not at all.. Its more personal than a gift card or something. :)

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3699 posts
29th Nov '12

No way!
I'm taking DD to see Santa and they have a nutcracker that comes with a frame. Well my mom has literally THOUSANDS of nutcrackers so I'm giving that to her for a gift. My dad's going to be apart of that also.
Grandparents are getting a candle & MIL, a bottle of wine. Both with handmade cards.



Personalized gifts are the best!
That's a good gift, IMO :)

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting kelsey054:" Dh and I are a little tight on money this year (trying to get a house and whatnot) and are not going ... [snip!] ... pictures (in nice frames) of DD as presents? I would also include a Yankee Candle (which those get a little pricey you know.)"


I did that one year & it was a hit! I chose the frames based on their decor and everyone loved it. My SIL loved the idea so much, she did it the following year.



Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
29th Nov '12

We always hand out the Christmas/School pictures to everyone at Christmas. Besides im sure theyre all aware of ur financial situation and will understand why youre not going all out.