Black Friday

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Registered: 11-26-2013
Black Friday
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Fri, 11-29-2013 - 12:24pm

1. Did you do any shopping yesterday or today?

2. Do you have any leftovers? What is your favorite?

3. Do you have a budget for holiday gifts?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 12-01-2013 - 8:41am

A book is typically a stocking stuffer for my kids.

It's the "big" in gift giving we're moving beyond and that's both good and a little sad to me. 

 

 


 


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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 9:07am

Both kids got TV's and while that might be their big gifts, I am not sure. It all depends on what we can get for the amount of money. 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 12-01-2013 - 10:15am

Books as stocking stuffers?  You must have really big stockings, or else buy really small books!

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 12-01-2013 - 11:23am

turkeyday wrote:
<p>Both kids got TV's and while that might be their big gifts, I am not sure. It all depends on what we can get for the amount of money. </p>

Black Friday deals?  ;-)

 


 


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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 11:59am
The Kids get books when they want them - they're either free (library, Kindle downloads) or very cheap, so we don't save those for Christmas gifts. They sometimes get a special one for a gift, but books are usually a year-round thing. We still try to do one "big gift" for each kid and then a handful of smaller things.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sun, 12-01-2013 - 12:51pm
DD always gets a book from me on Christmas and her birthday. It is a sort of tradition, and I usually get her books that are classics and that I love. There is no library here, which is how this habit started.
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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 1:13pm

Actually, Jams, my hubby went Wednesday night to get them at the same prices as Black Friday. No hassle, no lines and he was in and out. 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 12-01-2013 - 1:41pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I used to do "big gifts" for the kids, american girl dolls to nintendos one year, The one big gift we bought for the family was a wii too. My kids now want books and other more practical things albeit DD2's fascination still with movie stars and Austin Mahone, Lol. DD1 is in a book club at school and she has an interest in a book similar to the one there she's reading. DS wants the latest Diary of Wimpy kid, Hard Luck. DD2 will get a book too. Clothes.

My kids always get books for Christmas, a tradition that was started when I was a little girl.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 1:49pm

savcal2011 wrote:
The Kids get books when they want them - they're either free (library, Kindle downloads) or very cheap, so we don't save those for Christmas gifts. They sometimes get a special one for a gift, but books are usually a year-round thing. We still try to do one "big gift" for each kid and then a handful of smaller things.

Both of the boys have series of books they are reading, they like the hardback books for those collections.  They come by it honestly.  :)

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 12-01-2013 - 4:43pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>Books as stocking stuffers?  You must have really big stockings, or else buy really small books!</p>

Large enough to fit coloring books, the american girl book series, crayons, things like that when they were younger too.  I've been lucky. 

 


 


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