My niece and nephew gave me gifts yesterday as they have in the past. She just got her first job this year, he’s a sophomore in college. Neither of them has much money to speak of, and I really hate to think of them using lunch money or gas money to buy my a present.
My niece had called my daughter and asked what to get me, and my daughter had told her she really shouldn’t. But I got boxes from each of them.
So, when I send them thank-you notes, to I ask them to please not worry about gifting me? Do I talk to my sister (their mother) and ask her to tell them? Do I just not say anything?
I know it’s the thought that counts, but it’s pretty clear from what they choose that they really don’t know much about me, and I feel like they’re buying something out of a sense of obligation. I’m leaning towards saying something to my sister…
And as an aside, do you or have you ever given gifts to aunts/uncles/cousins?