I have 4 kids,2 married,2 teen boys at home and 2 little grandgirls to buy Christmas for on a very slim budget.My grown dd's never go to the dollar stores,they have always acted like when u buy from there,its not good enough.I may have to buy my Grandgirls toys there.Some of their stuff I've noticed lately is getting better.I know its the thought that counts,I taught them that as well,so why do I feel I have to buy at the top notch places?I don't have the money this year.plus their inlaws always go all out for them.I always feel like what we buy them is never good enough and know better than to let them make me feel this way.We can do only what we can right?but I still feel not inferior but always over done.Does this make sense?sorry just don't know how to buy this year.and I tend to start writing about everything.Anyone have this similar problem?:)Answer Question
Answer by m-avi at 9:56 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
Instead of material giftsyou can gifts that really count. Coupon Book from Grandma. One can say spend the day with Grandma, another one can say Cookies from Grandma, and an after noon at the Park with Nana. I am doing a coupon book for my son with drawings I make that are cute. It is about making memories. Handmade somethings? Are you crafty? Making homemade soaps for the adults...expensive to start up but once you get all the supplies you can do your own shapes, pick out a few oils for the scents and make homemade wrappers for them. Not your thing? (I'm not crafty so that would be a no for me) This one for the grand kids is cool and easy. Take old crayons and shave them down with a pencil sharpener. Put the shavings in a baking tin with various fun shapes. Bake them. Let them cool. Fun shaped crayons. Gormet cookies for the adults. I love the no bake rum balls I do and put them in great baskets to use all
Answer by frogdawg at 10:12 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
year round. No money does not mean that there has to be no gifts. I bet you could get a ton of posters on this board to give you great suggestions for awsome homemade or thrifty gifts. And there is such a great way to dress up dollar store gifts. One thing for grandkids...you can tie a jump rope around the package instead of ribbon. Jump ropes are at the dollar store and they make it more exciting. Little soldiers or match box cars on top of the wrapped gift. Tons of ways to be inexpensive but fantastically good looking.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:20 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
Answer by justanotherjen at 10:52 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
Answer by rosetoes at 12:24 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
Next question overall
Ok, what is your favorite Christmas Carol and why?