Will you give similar gift to twins?

@wrangel15 (1443)
Philippines
July 11, 2009 9:58am CST
It would be my first time to give a gift to twins. I'm wondering if I should give similar gift or should I give different things. If I give the similar gift, it would be too common. If I give different gift, one might envy the other. But this will be flexible since you can give a gift depending on personality. They are both teenagers already. How about you? Will you give similar gift to twins?
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
when it comes to gift giving i suck. so i always rely with my wife. she has a wide range of what gifts to give. si i asked her your discussion and here is what she told me.... "i will not give them the same gift for that would be boring already. it is much better to give then two different gifts and they an share on what they have. since tehy are both teens they are more matured and no longer (maybe) get envy with what the other has" thats what my wife said.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Jul 09
Actually it would be way easier to give them gift cards so they can use it on what they want. That is what we do with the kids who reach age 12 and up. Makes it so easier since they start to get pickier and pickier as they grow up.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Hi wrangel! You said the most important thing in your description! They are already teenagers and probably don't even want the identical things anymore! So I think if you know them well enough you could get them similar items depending on their personalities. I guess it would really depend on how well you know them and how old they are! You could also ask their Mom for a suggestion!
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Thanks for your advice. I can contact them anytime but it would be awkward to ask them what kind of gift they want or what the other would want to receive. Asking their mother is a great idea. Here are the twins I'm talking about by the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3N3aiMEbEo
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
12 Jul 09
Oh wrangel! They are very handsome boys! Now I really don't know what to tell you to get for them! They are absolutely adorable teenagers who would probably like whatever teenage boys like and that could be just about anything! Thanks for letting me take a peak!
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
I just gave them their gifts and are happy for it. I'm sure one will not envy the other since they can always borrow from the other.
• Canada
14 Aug 09
The best thing to do is to get to know the twins as individuals, and give them gifts that will work for them. Sometimes twins have the same or similar interests, other times, the twins have totally different personalities. Sometimes relatives have similar or different personalities whether they're twins oor not.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
I already gave them their gifts and it seems like they liked it. :)
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Giving gifts to a twin is a very hard thing to do... and the situation you mentioned are very likely to happen... so in my case... i think i will just give them gift certificates... so that they can buy whatever they want... and for sure that will not be a cause of any jelousy or envy...
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Nice one. You just gave me a new idea. Gift certificates will surely be flexible according to what they want. The only thing that I cannot do with it would be to personalize the gift.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I would give similar gifts so one does not think the other one got something better than they did. I would make sure to get them a little bit different though, so they can be told apart from one another.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
You have a point. I have seen twins fighting for something because the one does not have it. It would be creative to have something different on similar gift. I still have three days to think about it. Thanks.
• Canada
14 Aug 09
The best thing to do is to get to know the twins as individuals, and give them gifts that will work for them. Sometimes twins have the same or similar interests, other times, the twins have totally different personalities. Sometimes relatives have similar or different personalities whether they're twins oor not.
@suzzy3 (8357)
13 Jul 09
I have never had to do that,give them both vouchers for the same amount and let them choose.I buy for my two grandaughter more or less the same thing but different colours.Now theres an idea try that one.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
13 Jul 09
Hello Since they are are already teenagers, I think you could give each something that would fit his/ her personality. Though they're twins, they're different individuals which may have different likes and dislikes.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Jul 09
I would find out what each twin is interested in and give them a different gift, but yet the same type. Let me explain. For instance, when our sons who are twins were young, we would give them the same type of gift. For instance, we would give a movie to one, and a movie to the other (first vhs, and later dvd) but it would be a different movie so they could switch or trade with each other. The same with books, we would give a book one twin was interested in, and a different book that the other twin was interested in. With clothes, scarves or such, different color. Of course, when they were on their own, we gave them the traditional male gift of a tool set, and we gave the same brand to each as well it would be useful and if one lost one tool, one could borrow from the other, but if they were different and one needed the #2 wrench, he was screwed.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Jul 09
i think it's fine to give teenager twins different gifts. they are already mature in terms of gift giving, i guess. and that also made them feel that each one of them is different from each other. with babies and toddlers, they can be of the same kind but it's nice it the thing will have spme part that differs with one. in my own opinion, twins should be given each one their own personality, which starts when they are babies. that goes specially to identical twins.
@GardenGerty (102516)
• United States
12 Jul 09
I would give similar, but not identical gifts to twins if they are teenagers. I will try to make my gift match their personalities.
@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jul 09
I have not experienced this kind of situation. But if I have to give gifts to twins, I think I will give them two different gifts and let them share with each other. If it's the similar toys, I am afraid they will feel bored soon. On the contrary, if the are indifferent toys, at least they can exchange them and it will be lots of fun. Of course at first they shall understand how to share. I think it's also a good lesson for them. I love China