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Old 01-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #16
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My dd and her BF have been together 3 yrs and currently live together. Money was tight so I gave about $175 for a combined gift for the two of them - between stuff for the apt (dishes etc) and a sweater for each of them.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #17
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I was married to dh for 13 years. Dated for 9 years prior to that. I don't EVERY recall getting a present from his parents. My parents gave him something small each year.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
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A couple of hundred.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #19
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Don't make yourself crazy comparing your gifts to the ones your son got. It sounds like your gifts were generous and thoughtful!

This thread reminds me of my grandma. By the time I was in college, she would just give each of us grandkids $100 for Christmas. First Christmas. By the 2nd or 3rd Christmas my boyfriend (now husband) was around, she gave him $25. She LOVED him and was really pushing for us to get engaged, even though I was still in college. The next year, she told him that as soon as he proposed, he would be "family," and he'd get the full $100 too. I think she really thought that would be the push he needed.

He did propose a year after that, the day before we were going to visit Grandma to celebrate Christmas. I teased him that he only did it because he didn't want to face her again if we weren't engaged. She looked at the ring, looked at him, and said, "Well, I guess I owe you another $75."
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #20
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Thanks for sharing everyone. I was just a bit surprised at the generosity of the boy's family (and wasn't really sure of the 'protocol' for gifts to daughter's boyfriend).
I think you did fine. Honestly, I think the other side was over the top. Maybe they were trying to compensate for how the mother has behaved.
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