CL Shoestring Budgeting
CL Frugal Families
I have started. Once again, it will be a smaller than normal Christmas, but at least there will be Christmas.
I have several gifts for my dd, and one for my niece. I had decided to take my niece off our list because she's 20 and in college, but she spent a lot of time with my dd this summer and I wanted to do something. So I got her a nice 9 x 12 pan and am sending her the recipe and the dry ingredients to cook her grandma's enchiladas. Figure it's a good college kid gift. She only eats spaghetti because that's all she knows how to cook. LOL
After I finish with dd, I will start on dh. And then I will get gifts for the other nieces and nephews. And that's pretty much all we buy for. It's not as fun, but it takes a lot of pressure off of everyone.
And I bought Christmas cards this year too. I didn't do any last year.
I'm done with the gift portion of things. All the shopping is done and everything was paid for with cash. I have wrapped all gifts and I even shipped things overseas this past weekend.
Dh still has to shop for me and that's all. My son says he still has to shop for me and his girlfriend but has everyone else done.
Looking forward to a stress free holiday.
All I have done is take the girls out/let them look at the store ads to get an idea on what the want I am going to try next month to start shopping but am going to keep things small this year
so far the girls big wish items are scooters/protective gear and puff vests (like me) and books my niece is getting a snap n style outfit or two to go with the doll I got her for her birthday my 3 nephews on dh's side will get 2 dvd's (the twins are only going to be 21 months old so one dvd will work for both unless I find out they need something else that they will need )
my 2 nephews on my side is undecided for the moment
dh will get a jeep calender like last year and maybe a jeep magazine subscription and new slippers but he really does not need much
I've been buying things for the kids all year, as I have found them on sale.
DH and I will be exchanging stuff for the Spring Break vacation, I think.
I've started thinking about it, but not much beyond that.
I just started thinking about it.
No, I haven't really thought about Christmas yet, so no real shopping done yet.
Since we are especially broke this year, shopping should be very easy.
Surprisingly, I am about done w/Christmas shopping for my own kids.
26ds will be getting money. He's coming at Thanksgiving instead of Christmas this year, so $$ is the easiest to send him and that is what he'd rather have. 23dd will be getting a Discover gc--no $$ out of my pocket since I have enough cash-back bonus to cover the amount we normally spend.