I was a bit cheeky, or forward, a little while ago. I asked my parents and parents-in-law for money (that even feels wrong to write!).
A cubby house was on our wish list for the kids, and I spotted a lovely secondhand one on Gumtree. So I decided to do it. I was going to ask for money. Because there are those bigger gifts that can seem out of reach.
I sent a photo of the cubby house to each of the grandparents asking if they would like to help us buy the cubby house for the kids. I said it could be their gift to the kids for their birthdays for the year.
And happily each of them agreed! So we were able to get our ‘new to us’ cubby house without the price tag!
And it has me thinking, ‘group gifting’ for bigger items is a wonderful way to be able to give the gifts that are out of reach on our own. It also makes it easier for grandparents who want to give something special, but perhaps are not sure what that special thing is. It also allows parents to encourage the kinds of gifts they would prefer in their home. Pretty great huh!
Does your family give together?