I know what you mean, sallnori!!! In addition to WAY too many Christmas presents for my 4 kids and niece, I have Easter taken care of and a FULL gift cubby! DH kept asking, "Why are you buying 3 of the same thing???" LOL! I'd rather spend $5 now on a $30+ gift for a bday party, then spend $30 everytime one of my kiddos is invited to one!
I feel bad because my DS7's BFF got $30 in junk at his bday party from us because I didn't have any deals at the time... now all the other parties we've been to since, the kids have gotten NICE things that I spent a LOT less money on (like those $5 eyeclops microscopes they had a while back), but they look nicer and more expensive than what we got him. So I'm on the lookout for something AWESOME for his next bday so he doesn't start thinking my DS likes the other kids better. LOL.
Glad to hear that I am not the only one! I am set for Easter too, gift closet, and b-days. My hubby and I are really changing our approach to Christmas this year. My kids are getting 3 gifts from Santa, 3 from us. Santa is also bringing 3 gifts for our family to enjoy together. Not to mention grandparents, aunt/uncles, and family friends that give my children gifts. It always ends up being soooo much. Even though I am done with all my shopping....I too, would rather spend 5ish now on a nice gift for birthday parties to come. I can't resist the great deals. With 4 kids....I am really trying to get better about planning ahead. I found GottaDeal last year and luv it. I am hooked....and need to start budgeting now for the Target Clearance sale in a couple of months. LOL!!!!