Christmas is right around the corner and I've barely started my shopping. I don't have much money this year since I am a single mom and I'm paying off my ex's debts.
My niece and nephew do not need anything. My brother and his wife have also already bought them everything they want. I'm trying to think outside the box and get them something that isn't going to get sold in a rummage sale in a few months.
Here's what I'm thinking: What if I bought them some of their favorite foods and maybe 1 small toy and arranged it nicely in a basket? My niece is 10 and my nephew is 5.
Please give me your honest opinion.
This is what I bought my nieces and nephews. (ages 17-5)
They cost $10 a piece and are a fun kind of gift the kids will love. And I don;t have to feel bad only spending $10 on them when it is so funny and will provide hours of hilarity!
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:04 PM on Dec. 10, 2013
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Answer by LeJane at 8:31 PM on Dec. 10, 2013
Paying off the ex's debt, been there done that. Makes my blood boil.
When I was trying to do gifts while financially challenged, I did a lot of home made things. I did home made truffles; I made crochet scarves and quilts in the people's favorite colors. Things like that. I think your idea is good. maybe make them a batch of their favorite cookies.
Answer by musicmaker at 11:55 PM on Dec. 10, 2013