Woman Complains About Pressure To Spend A Fortune On Children's Gifts

A recent post on Reddit has sparked a debate on the expectations and obligations of gift-giving.

The post reads: “I am not spending a fortune on children’s gifts. If I get invited to a toddler’s birthday party, I don’t care what relation I have to that child, I’m not spending more than $15 on a gift.”

“I’m not going to spend a small fortune just so a child can have 2 seconds of gratitude,” the woman writes. “Kids play with toys for 5 minutes and then they toss them aside.”

Others Weigh In

One user writes, “Yea, family I will spend a bit more [money] and thought on a gift… but when my kids get invited to parties we have a $20 limit. Gift bag is included in that price too.”

However, some users admit to having given expensive gifts in the past before realizing how much children’s toys and items can cost.