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Easter presents

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Singlegrannie Sun 03-Mar-19 13:01:11

Do they transmitters but presents at Easter ? In my family we o my bought Easter Eggs for children, but my daughter has married a man whose family treats it as another Christmas, and I have been included in the receiving and consequently the giving.

etheltbags1 Mon 04-Mar-19 20:12:59

Oh dear im the only one who buys presents
I usually give dd a jumper or shirt with box of chocs and an outfit for dgd with an egg. A huge bar of choc for dsl. My mother gets flowers and chocs and maybe a cake. Luckily i only have the 4 of them as relatives
I give my friends eggs or chocolate. When my mil was alive i always got chocs and a bottle of baileys and of course had to buy back. Maybe thats why im always skint at this time of year also dd birthday is at this time

PECS Mon 04-Mar-19 20:37:47

My DD2 birthday on Good Friday..so she will have a present!

nannyof4 Mon 04-Mar-19 21:47:34

I normally give either money or book tokens,as they get to much chocolate.

Rmsusieb Mon 04-Mar-19 23:07:55

Oh my. I’m lucky that I only had one grandson and bought him an egg and put some money in it for him. This year I have two grandsons. The second is 6weeks old and so too wee for chocolate. I have bought one chocolate egg to which I’ll add money, and am looking for a nice cardboard egg to give to the baby. I have a wee bunny and a special 50p coin to go in it. I’ll add £10 and that’ll be that. We don’t do adults at Easter thank goodness. I’m just glad that it’s not turned into another Christmas with us. As you say, once you’ve started with the presents it’s too difficult to stop. It must be hard for grans who have lots of grandchildren.

MissAdventure Mon 04-Mar-19 23:10:21

It'll be tricky to get around without looking mean, but I would be absolutely determined not to get drawn into present buying and all that palava.

Mamar2 Mon 04-Mar-19 23:44:56

Last yr I bought a book for each of my 4 GC. (8yrs-2yrs). Today I bought two little Easter cloth baskets & rabbit ears on a band. I've yet to get the other two something. Why? The oldest of the two (the ones I bought for today) might need fillings soon & he's just coming up to 5yrs old.

BradfordLass72 Tue 05-Mar-19 06:44:45

I've just bought my grandson's 'Easter Egg' - The Diddakoi^ by Rumer Godden.

I read it years ago to my sons and enjoyed it so much I thought the next generation would appreciate it too.

4allweknow Tue 05-Mar-19 10:04:22

No gifts in this household, only eggs for children, even teenager. Could you boil eggs, decorate and hand them out. Take the commercialism out of the event and keep it low cost. May even give the hint to others involved you are not interested in all the gift giving.

luluaugust Tue 05-Mar-19 10:28:21

Eggs for GC, very small certain cream egg on dinner table for adults and maybe either some money/book token or in the past new t shirts for GC. I was lucky in that one of my Aunts used to buy my children Summer outfits but that would be very expensive now there are lots more to buy for. Small pot plants sound like a good idea with hopefully a Spring theme, you could do them up with ribbons etc.