Just wondering how people manage present buying for their adult children - especially those adult children who are very wealthy and have lifestyles far different to yours!
I’ve got 2 wealthy overseas children with children of their own and I usually sent £50 each for a birthday and same for each of them at Christmas. I’m increasingly feeling that sending £200 for one family if 4 and £250 for the family of 5 is such a drop in the ocean for them. Although they do show me what they’ve bought the children with the money, they never tell me what they bought for themselves!
I’ve got local adult children stepchildren and grandchildren who are really grateful for a £50 present or money as they have a completely different lifestyle - more like the sort of lifestyle they grew up with if you see what I mean!
I’ve occasionally bought a voucher for a meal at a local restaurant for the overseas ones, but their lifestyle already includes eating out often.
I don’t feel I can treat them any differently but I’m increasingly feeling it’s a waste of time!
£50 per adult and child is perfectly manageable for our financial situation but £100/200 per individual wouldn’t be.
What would you do? Any good suggestions?
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