POPSUGAR Love Relationships When Do You Get a Sibling's Significant Other a Gift? When Do You Get a Sibling's Significant Other a Gift? by Colleen Barrett 12/01/10 0 Shares Like us on Facebook We thought we asked about everyone you could possibly buy a gift for, but an OnSugar user has a new gift-giving dilemma in Group Therapy. At what point do you give a sibling's significant other a gift? Do you wait until they're living together, engaged, or married? Or is a relationship enough? And if one gets a present, should they all? Image Source: Thinkstock Read More Gift GivingPresents2010 Holiday Gift GuideSiblingsEtiquetteRelationshipsPollHolidayGiftsFamilyLove And Sex Gifts Say Thanks With These 21 Affordable Bridal Shower Favors DIY Colorful Hand-Dotted Tumblers 70 Thrifty Gifts Any Mom Would Love You'll Want EVERYTHING From This Online Store Holiday Headache Relief Aromatherapy Shower Tablets 40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year 13 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip 15 Books to Give Your Friends Going Through a Quarter-Life Crisis Relationships You Can Get PTSD From Staying in a Psychologically Abusive Marriage 55 Creative Tattoos You'll Want to Get With Your Best Friend 29 Harsh Truths About Dating Someone Who Is Always Right Single Moms: Are You Ready to Introduce Your New Partner to Your Child? POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Love and Sex Vegetarian Tech Home Food DIY Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions CarlyHP226685 4 years This is the 2nd Christmas that my sister and her boyfriend will be together so I decided to buy them a couples gift instead of getting two separate ones. If they are in a committed relationship then I think that a couples gift is fine. ex...i got them a popcorn tub and filled it with microwave popcorn, movie size candy, two bottles of jones soda, and a few movies. Its cheap, fun, and makes a great date! HoneyBrown1976 4 years Marriage. But, I normally don't buy gifts for extended family. bluebellknoll 4 years I agree with above - it depends on the relationship. However, I do think after marriage a gift would be a nice gesture. le-romantique 4 years I agree with the above post. It depends on the relationship I have with them.With my brothers girlfriend (who I can't stand), I'd get her something if they were married but nothing now. My sisters boyfriend I buy stuff for every Christmas because he's like a brother to me. lickety-split 4 years With my husbands brothers, I got a gift for their partner when I had a relationship with them. That was pretty easy. One girl was only around very briefly, but I really got along with her, so I got her a gift that Christmas. When he was back with his ex (current wife), it was something like 3 yeas before I got her something. In those years we got the 2 of them some nice wine. Like a tonken gift. I hate feeling like I need to get someone something when there's no real connection. Feels fake and like I'm sucking up or something: MissSushi 4 years my family doesn't buy gifts for anyone but the kids for the holidays, and i really prefer it this way. I hate feeling obligated to find some meaningless gift to give someone. My last job my coworkers were nuts about it and it was annoying trying to find something relatively cheap and work related for them. I much prefer fun family and close friend celebrations for the holidays with food and board games. RoaringSilence 4 years I'd always get my sister's boyfriends something. Even if she just met him the week before. Of course then it won't be big, or very meaningful, but I think it's very nice, and I know I would certainly appreciate it if my partner's family included me. Hiding55 4 years I don't see the big deal in getting a small gift for a sibling's significant other. I just don't like people to feel left out. snarkypants 4 years a committed relationship is in a long-term relationship, but the couple is not married, engaged, or living together. 4 years Why is committed relationship a different category from the other 3?