I am not buying gifts for christmas this year, how do I tell people nicely?
My family is beyond rich. I am not. The people I care about get crafted gifts for holidays (things I have made with my daughter). Some members of my family have stated that they do not apreciate my gifts. So this year they are getting nothing. I am not going out of my way to spend money I worked hard to make to buy something my rich family probably could care less about. Their taste is so much more expensive than my budget affords. And hand crafted items are useless to them. Its not even that I can't afford gifts, I just can't afford the kind of gifts they expect from people. I am not buying my sister a pair of sperries and my step mom a Kate Spade dress. Sorry but no.
So. how do I tell them without saying you are ungreatful a-holes or: your taste is outside my budget.
ANy suggestions? I ask now because I start crafting around now for Christmas gifts. And before you telling me I am cheap, my mother raised me to believe that gifts are from the heart, not from the wallet. Not to mention I have to buy materials for crafting which can cost more than a gift depending on the item.