grandmother of the groom

My grandson is getting married soon and is planning a honeymoon to Italy for 2 weeks. He and the bride to be are offering a gift suggestion of sending money toward their honeymoon (50-100 dollars for their flight, same amount toward their hotel rooms, meals etc.). The guest can choose! I am appalled. I expressed my feelings to my daughter and she was very defensive of their actions. What do you think about this practice?

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Gift Giving
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dearest Grandmother​,

​While I too find this a dismaying practice, it is happening more and more. A gift, by its definition, is something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort by the recipient. I wonder if being asked for money and fulfilling that request can be considered a gift. In any case, please don't be appalled, it takes so much energy and solves nothing! Give whatever gift you wise and ignore the monetary request along with the directions for distribution!

Thank you for this interesting question

Ms Practical Etiquette

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