With Christmas fast approaching, many Australian families are already in full-on planning mode.
But while there’s lots to organise, it seems Christmas present politics is causing issues for some families.
One mum has shared her Christmas gift-giving dilemma with others, asking when is the right time to stop buying Christmas presents for your nieces and nephews.
“When do you stop buying Christmas presents for nieces and nephews,” she asked in a post on parent forum Mumsnet.
“Is 17 too young to stop buying Christmas presents for nieces and nephews?” she wrote.
While the poster buys presents for her sister-in-law’s youngest child, she’s debating whether to stop buying for her two older nieces.
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“We stopped buying for the 21-year-old [niece] and we are thinking of saying to SIL [sister-in-law] that the 17-year-old won’t be getting a gift,” she wrote.
“It’s very hard to buy for the older two – they only like designer makeup like MAC and Bobby Brown, and designer clothing,” she explained.
“Is it the height of tightness to say no presents for the older two?”
Naturally, the question sparked a debate among readers.
And if one thing’s for sure, it’s pretty clear that every family has it’s own gift-giving rules.
“I would still do the 17-year-old as you were still buying for the older sibling at that age,” one Mumsnet user commented.