DDs are 4.5 and 2. I was going through their rooms a while ago to declutter when I realized that this isn't really "my" stuff, and do I have a right to get rid of it?
How do you handle this?
MIL is really great about asking about gifts and such before she buys them, but they do end up with a lot of gifts..... They also get some gifts from my parents, my grandparents, and 2 SILs. Add only a couple from us and they end up with a lot. Gifts are more important in DH's family then in mine, so I don't think I should be the person to stop them. Any ideas on how I could redirect the gifts into less stuff? I like experience gifts, but they seem to need to cost something. As in a date with grandma and grandpa at the park isn't a gift, but zoo passes are. I'm working on setting up college funds for them, but I was thinking roth IRAs in our name earmarked for them. I'm wondering if they'd be more likely to get them funded as gifts if it was something ILs could do with less help from us that was more specifically all for the kids. Even then, I know they want to give something physical to be unwrapped on the occasion. So I'd also like ideas on how to reduce the stuff that gets to them.