I get many questions by email that I think would be great post topics, this one in particular!
I’m wondering what other families spend on their kids and families for Christmas. I am trying to lower my budget while my kids are teenagers!! So knowing what other people are able to get away with will help me set up my goals and have hope I can reach them. Thanks so much!!
We shared our budget recently in my Groupon Buying Our Way to Christmas post – but honestly that seems a bit high. With that said, if you’re going to buy any type of video game/system you’d easily blow through what we have budgeted per child and they’d only get one gift. I do think it gets harder as they get older because they have preferences and you can only buy so many cheap Hasbro games.
(So I thought a friend shared with me recently their method of buying this year, but when I asked her about it she said it wasn’t her. I remember laying in bed thinking about it, but surely it wasn’t me who thought it up – I know I heard it somewhere. Either way this is one way you could shop…
- Something they Need
- Something to Read
- Something to Wear
- Something to Share
But then I’m not sure where the fun, just because they want it gift comes in. Alas, we need YOUR ideas!
So what is your Christmas budget, who do you buy for, and if you’re comfortable sharing – let us know how much you spend per person. I think this would be so helpful!