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#1 dmmiller  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:36 am

For certain people? I find when I shop for certain people, I find all kinds of stuff they'd like or that they're interested in.. so I end up buying a few things for them. I guess they're just easy to shop for? Then there are others that I cant seem to find anything up till xmas eve and I scramble to find something. :holiday09

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:46 am

OMG the question should be can anyone stay in their budget for Christmas. I can't remember ever not overbuying for christmas.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:48 am

Not really. DH goes way overboard though, IMO.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:56 am

I over do it every single year...lol

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:04 am

No, I don't go overboard for Christmas. I save money for Christmas and I use only that cash. It's so easy for my husband and I though b/c we don't have any kids. I'm willing to bet that it would be easier to blow a budget with kids to buy for. lol

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:14 am

I have cut back on other things in order to be able to do more, but no debt for Christmas

#7 dmmiller  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:16 am

OMG the question should be can anyone stay in their budget for Christmas. I can't remember ever not overbuying for christmas.


I know it sounds like a silly question, but I was meaning just for 1-2 people you buy for that you just keep picking stuff up, cuz you think...
"oh *** would love this", and "OH, *** collects this...", and "*** said they
needed this.." Especially when you find those deals you cant pass up. LOL

Then you give them they're gifts and you handing them like 4-5 things, instead
of just 1. :2wiggle:

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:32 am

Unfortunately, the question for me should be is there anyone you don't go overboard for? I'm like that with everyone. It's really bad with the neice and nephew. They're 16 and 20 now, but I still buy them too much. We get them a few nice gifts, stuff they want and then I do what I call a junk box, which is really just tons of smaller stuff I've found along the way that I think they'd like. Last year I filled them each one of the big size pampers boxes and I'm not talking with just stocking stuffer type stuff. Some of it is, sure, but then there's a lot of nicer stuff in there too. It's an addiction I can't stop!! For others, like my parents, I tend to find a big box for each of them and then try to fit everything in it so it just looks like one present for each of them, but then the packages are always huge and hard to transport. Same thing for my husband. He usually gets about 9 or 10 packages, but each package has several things in it. It's insane and I know it. This is probably why I freak out so much about having to wrap stuff.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:40 am

I have just become an aunt 2.5 years ago, and have really gone overboard with my nephew and Neices. Its nice to have to buy for kids other than your own. My boys are spoiled and really dont need/want anything. So I'm off to spoil others. LOL

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 7:42 am

I definetely do with my 2 boys. I figure it is only once a year that I really splurge like that. Every year I say I am going to cut back, but it is too hard. It's not my fault the stores have such good sales. ;)

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 8:06 am

I have just become an aunt 2.5 years ago, and have really gone overboard with
my nephew and Neices. Its nice to have to buy for kids other than your own.
My boys are spoiled and really dont need/want anything. So I'm off to spoil others. LOL


It is fun :) I wasn't around when my neice and nephew were younger. I just became their aunt 5 years ago when I got married. (I'm closer in age to them than my hubby...how funny is that? lol) I'd hate to see what it was like if I were around when they were little! lol

It's not my fault the stores have such good sales. ;)


I totally agree!!! It's all the stores fault!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 8:47 am

I over do it every single year...lol


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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 9:02 am

I definitely do for my sons. They get WAY to much but Christmas is my favorite time to spoil them.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 9:41 am

Every year!!!!!!!!! On DS, DD, and DH!!!!

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 9:46 am

yes....it seems that one child is easier to buy for ...but I make sure in the end it is even...lol....I tell myself...THAT IS ALL FOR DD but then I see a good sale and get more....oyyyyyy ....lol
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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 10:33 am

I buy a lot for my little sister, she is 7 and every year she gets almost as much stuff as my kids do. I always find something else she would like when i am shopping for my kids.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 11:10 am

I have but I am really trying not to. Especially for my kids. When they were younger they ended up with so much stuff that it honestly took me a week to find places to put it (my mom and 1 MIL love to shop too)

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 11:32 am

I go overboard on everyone every year!!!!! :)

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 4:21 pm

I go way overboard for my kids.

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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 3:38 am

I go overboard for my kids, last year we had to stop the unwrapping to clean up, so that we could find the rest of the gifts.

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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 11:13 am

I do pretty good about sticking to what I had intended for my boys cuz they have so much already. My mom's a whole different story though. I'm always buying her stuff. Her birthday is the day after christmas though so if I go too nuts, I just add it to her birthday stash. :D

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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 11:38 am

I wish I could say I am good about sticking to a budget but I am not at all. DH gripes at me about how much they get and then when I try and scale back he asks why the kids have so little this year? :banghead:
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Posted Aug 30, 2007 - 3:14 pm

Is there any other way- for my kids and my grandaughter a definete yws

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Posted Sep 1, 2007 - 3:59 pm

Usually, and this year will likely be the same. I have 6 nephews and 1 niece now, but any day now my newest niece will arrive. I have to get a box ready to go overseas by middle of next month (surface shipping) so I'm having a hard time shopping now. And my niece has been through a lot since last Christmas (family problems, poor little one) living in foster care temporarily... now that she's home for good I want to try and make it special for her. Thank goodness she's easy to shop for!

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Posted Sep 1, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Yes, I go overboard for my daughter every year! Just can't help it.:yup:

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Posted Sep 1, 2007 - 7:00 pm

Not really--we really have to stick to a budget, or we pay for it. I've mostly done without a credit card--and that's the way I want it.
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Posted Sep 2, 2007 - 3:01 am

I go way overboard on my kids. I do manage to stay in my budget but after EVERY Christmas I think, "Okay - next year I'm going to make a SET number of gifts and when I find them on sale I SAVE the extra..." and then I always end up spending the extra on more stuff that I find for them! LOL!

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Posted Sep 2, 2007 - 4:17 am

The biggest problem for me is the age difference. I try to spend the same $$ on each of my 2 kids, but everything ds17 wants cost a lot, Like last year he wanted a ps3 =$600. I tried to spend the same on ds5, but if I would have, our house would be piled to the ceiling with toys!:) ds5 toys costs a lot less!! So ds 17 ends up with 2 oor 3 gifts and ds5 gets 20+ and I still didn't spend as much on ds5!! ugg!

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Posted Sep 3, 2007 - 1:31 pm

Since I became an aunt I go way overboard for my niece. The past two years I've bought so much I've held it over for her birthday in March. I tend to overbuy for my mom and babysister. I have a lot of trouble with my boyfriend and my older sister though.

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Posted Sep 3, 2007 - 4:35 pm

Ummmm yeah....
I think I'll try defying gravity .... and you can't pull me down!!!

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