my Dad always says I owe my Mom a gift on my birthday- without her, I wouldn't have one!!! LOL!
but seriously- that is status quo here: I get cards and small gifts from in laws, more meaningfull stuff from my folks. the DH gets meaningfull stuff from his parents, and mine give him cards and a starbucks gift card.
just my 2 cents.
did I say one project at a time?