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About gift giving. Since our forty-something son is bringing his same-sex partner to our Christmas dinner (of eighteen total), we wouldn’t be surprised if they announced that they’re getting married. That’s what his sister thinks.
As we’re retired, we give only a small gift to everyone attending, such as a pair of socks. We give one check to his sister and her husband, because we know full well the financial constraints of pleasing young children at Christmas.
What should we do about a gift for this unexpected guest?
–Anonymous, Worcester, MA