Buying presents wasn’t something Ianto enjoyed, especially when it came to his sister and her family. He rarely saw them, so had no idea what toys and games the kids were into, or what they’d already got.
He and Rhi had grown apart, he didn’t even know her favourite perfume, and Johnny was a complete mystery. The only thing Ianto was sure he enjoyed was beer, and his sister wouldn’t thank him for giving her husband a case of best brew.
It was easier to just hand over some money and let them spend it on something they really liked.