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Does it look bad if a parent no longer gives birthday gifts to their adult children?

parents should give gifts to their grown children as long as they live
parents should not feel obliged to continue buying gifts for their adult children.
I have no clue. Every family is different.
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No gifts, but they do celebrate with a special meal, a cake, a visit, etc. Child is now thirty. If it looks bad, at what age should the adult children should stop asking or expecting bd and christmas gifts from their parents? Speaking for myself, my parents stopped giving me gifts when I moved out of the house. I never thought they were bad parents or anything. To me, it sounded absolutely normal at my age. What are your feeling about gift giving/receiving?
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LilSapphieGirl · 26-30, F Best Comment
I'm pretty biased in this thing, as I specifically asked to stop receiving gifts when I was... I think 16? Maybe 18. I was never one to really celebrate holidays or birthdays, especially my own. Receiving gifts makes me feel guilty and obligated to give something back, so I'd rather not get anything at all.
Plus, such things should go to the actual kids. My interests are so narrow that I'd rather get some cash to get what I want or need, rather than try to explain things to others who would never get it.
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LilSapphieGirl · 26-30, F
[@328707,uniqueness1] This. Very much this. I didn't get any gifts for graduation or anything like that because I didn't want anything for it. My mother tried her hardest until she passed away, but her final gift she gave me is one that I now proudly keep in the best condition possible.
[@1081432,LilSapphieGirl] I'm sorry you lost your mom. I lost my dad at 23. I love gifts that I can keep as memories forever, as opposed to something that ends up in file 13 eventually.

smileylovesgaming · 26-30, F
My parents still buy me things and I'm 30
[@576182,smileylovesgaming] ok. if you didn't receive anything anymore now that you are 30, would it upset you?
smileylovesgaming · 26-30, F
[@328707,uniqueness1] I would say so. My family is pretty close
[@576182,smileylovesgaming] ok!
Frequencys · M
No, but a card is always nice
Frequencys · M
[@328707,uniqueness1] I still gift my kid
My parents give me a card
[@1148565,Frequencys] you gift your adult children, but your parents give you a card, correct?
Frequencys · M
[@328707,uniqueness1] correct
It should be a choice in how each family deals with it .. situations vary, so no one fits all approach
[@710445,Stillwaiting] are you the parent or the adult child?

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