Christmas is 2 mo. from today!

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Christmas is 2 mo. from today!
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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 12:31pm

Are you ready?

I am definitely NOT! The challenge of getting gifts for older children gets harder and harder, imho. What they want gets pricier and pricier. We've always done the 4 gift thing here--something you want, something you need, something to play with, something to read. With kids who are 12, 14, 19, 24 and 27, it's definitely time to get creative.

I'm about figured out 27ds. Mostly because he just wanted $$ to help pay for his plane ticket home. He told me not to buy him any gifts. That's great, but I want him to have some things to open on Xmas morning! One thing I'm doing is to put together one or 2 small photo albums w/his old school pics and other snapshots. (I did this for 24dd last year and she loved it.) I bought the abums @ Michael's on sale; I got 2 for less than $5. I already have tons of cardstock that I need to use up. Now to finish going through our pictures!

At a loss for the others. For those of you w/teens, got any ideas for me? HELP!

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Mon, 11-01-2010 - 11:05am

I've been shopping for awhile luckily [i run a web site that tracks the baby daily deals so I've been stocking up as I see things for my daugher & nieces & nephews...shameless plug:

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Sun, 10-31-2010 - 8:13pm

For the 6 week old baby, I say traditional toys. I don't know if it's just my family or the way people buy things now, but nobody has once gotten my child a "traditional toy." By that, I mean the toys that "every kid has to have," i.e. play telephone, that pounding set with hammer, the popcorn popper thing, etc. Those are the toys that entertain my DD the most and always have.


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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 8:32am

I'm buying mostly gift cards this year.

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Wed, 10-27-2010 - 2:33pm

Seriously?

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Tue, 10-26-2010 - 10:10pm

UGH, no I am not ready.

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Tue, 10-26-2010 - 6:22pm

"What do you get for a 6 week old

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Tue, 10-26-2010 - 1:06pm
Hey, Annette, I was just thinking about you the other day! I ran across some pics from your family visited, maybe the 1st time?

Well, I was going to say something practical for the baby, like diapers. But that is a frugal person talking. A grandmother probably gets something unfrugal and frivolous, lol!
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Tue, 10-26-2010 - 12:33pm

I have a 23 ds, 23 dil, 19 ds, 17 ds, 15 dd and will have a 6 week old grandbaby to buy for Christmas.

Annette


 


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Tue, 10-26-2010 - 12:08am

Ready? No way. lol. I'm a last minute shopper - part is financial and part is pure laziness. I work in retail and deal with the chaotic Christmas crowds all day at work - I have NO desire to deal with them when I'm outta work too. I know, I know.. I should start shopping now and avoid the crowds.. this is where the financial part comes in. We're getting a bonus at work the beginning of December and that is marked as Christmas money right now.

My girls (almost 15 and 12) are pretty easy. The almost 15 yr old wants her nose pierced and money for clothes. The 12 yr old wants art supplies and money for books and clothes. As much as I hate doing the "money only" thing - it actually takes some stress off trying to find the perfect gift for them.

The rest of my family has turned in their lists, so I know what I'm getting them once the $ is here.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 3:32pm

I do 4 gifts, too: something you want, something you need, something to WEAR and something to read. plus santa will bring a gift for each child. I've got some new additions this year, since my ds22 got married and baby is due soon. Baby will be easy...

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