MIL sends a list each year with links to specific stuff she wants. Then she expects everyone to tell her what they’ll be buying and not to gift anything off her list. SIL has started to do the same thing.
I like to give thoughtful gifts that I think people will appreciate and I actually enjoy putting a lot of time into this. I find receiving their lists really tacky though I haven’t told them so.
MIL and SIL both reached out to me this week for ‘our lists‘. I told them once again this year that we don’t have lists and don’t plan to put any together. They’re frustrated with me now. SIL has kids who are a few years older than mine so I told her to just get something small that her kids enjoyed, such as a good book.
How does it work in your family?