Who said that Christmas could be less than a month away? Who? I demand to know who!
Kidding, kidding. Sort of…No matter how much I plan, I’m almost always caught off guard when we get to this point in the year. Presents to buy, stuff to make/bake, people to see. It seems like every year I find more people to buy/make presents for – not that I’m complaining, I love giving presents!
But it can get sort of expensive. I know it doesn’t have to, but I also know that I like giving those gifts that people wouldn’t get for themselves. The red sweater my mother was loving but wouldn’t buy herself, the bedding my father needed but wouldn’t get for himself, date night for friends – complete with babysitting to name a few from previous years, I’m not telling what the presents are for this year! I try to find something special and really take the time to think about what I should get for each person on my list.
Yes, it takes a lot of time and yes, I spend quite a bit of money.
My questions for you today are this: Are you ready? Are you done and wrapped? Do you decide what you’ll be getting people early in the year and budget accordingly OR do you budget an amount and then find the gift to fit that amount?