It happens every year.
I find myself putting up turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner and it hits me: I haven’t even bought a single gift for Christmas.
And in the past, when confronted with a looming gift-buying deadline, I’ve made some extremely ill advised purchases. So, in order to keep the joy flowing in this most precious season, we now put $ aside monthly into a special Christmas account. That way we don’t
go broke overspend at Christmastime… it certainly makes for a much more joyful season knowing we won’t have credit card bills due at the beginning of the new year 🙂
All that to say, I’m ready to get started Christmas shopping. Like now. Although we don’t buy our kids a lot for Christmas, even just 3 or 4 gifts, multiplied by 8 (almost 9!) kiddos, plus hubby and immediate family, plus extended family, and well, itsalottashopping.
I looooove shopping for my kiddos. But trying to come up with the perfect gift: fun, possibly educational, reasonably priced and will last longer than the Christmas holiday… it’s not always easy. Especially since my kids’ ages range from 20 to 1, I need help in a big way. I would LOVE to get y’alls advice on what your kids have loved in years past. Books, games, toys, all of it!
And in the spirit of doing something new (not really new, but new to me) I thought I’d try out a Mister Linky. That way I get to check out your blog, and so can everyone else whose interested in some Christmas buying ideas. Just create a post, or link to an old post that has some gift-giving ideas, and link up below!
Or, if you don’t want peeps coming over to check out yo’ blog, you can just leave a comment. Your comments really helped our decision making on the Wii, we’re definitely keeping it. And the Wii Fit.
I’ll start the gift idea ball rolling with something I just bought for my girls. This gift is custom made and won’t be ready in time for Christmas, but I don’t care… they’ll be sooo worth the wait! These are so special and so sweet, I might have to get one for me if Vivi doesn’t get home soon!
PLEASE only link up if you have Christmas ideas to share, otherwise I’ll have to remove your link 🙁