I’m not one of those people that has my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. Nope, not me. I am usually still buying last minute gifts for the kids on Christmas Eve and up wrapping even later. I usually have some idea of what I’m going to buy for the kids, I just do it a little later than I should.
I kinda feel on top of it this year since I do have a pretty good start on my shopping. I’ve picked up Ella and Andrew’s #1 present they’ve asked for and a few little things, but I can’t seem to make up my mind on a “big” gift for them. I like to have that WOW gift that is their favorite gift for them each year, but this year, I’m having trouble deciding.
Ella & Andrew both got a bike this summer – so that is out. No trampoline since I can’t have one with the daycare here – same for a swimming pool. So, I’m thinking a Bounce House. Ella’s FAVORITE thing to do is jump around all over the place and her brother is starting to take up that hobby as well.
We just went to a Birthday Party where the little girl had one of those 10×10 or so houses up and the kids never wanted to get out! It was so much fun and they couldn’t get enough! The thing is, they are a little pricey. After a little research, a good one will probably cost over $200. To me, that is a little much. I guess it is a joint gift – so it doesn’t sound that bad. But, I like to get lots of gifts for the kids to open and I’m afraid this will put a huge dent in my Christmas Gift budget.
So, I’m wondering, what do you do for Christmas? Do you go all out and get whatever your kids want or do you buy a little more conservatively, buying only a few nice gifts. AND, do you buy that one WOW gift? We, by no means, buy it all – but I like to have a good amount for the kids to open on Christmas morning to make it exciting!
Just wondering your opinions!