Q: How do people curb gift giving from family? I had the smallest get-together possible for my son's 2nd birthday (7 adults total and the birthday toddler), and still I felt like 'where am I am going to put all these toys?' when it was over. Christmas is just around the corner, how do I tell them "Thanks, but keep it minimal?".
Sent by KateEditor: Readers, how do you gracefully (and still graciously) ask friends and family to go easy with giving your children gifts?
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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