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      Welcome to the group. When we were growing up, we wrote “wish lists”. We wrote down everything and put our top 5 there (we just numbered them 1-5) so my parents knew what we “really, really” wanted. It helped because some things were unavailable or sold out when they went out, out of budget, etc. Our son is not a teenager, he is a toddler. He is still enjoying the gifts he got LAST CHRISTMAS and really plays with them a lot. He doesn’t really “need” anything. However, we do want to give him a gift under the tree. We read up on his upcoming developmental milestones and decided to get him 3 things. Fortunately, I found 2 of them today on sale greatly reduced (50% off) at Toys R Us. They had a great sale this weekend (Friday and Saturday). You are going to need to sit down and be honest with your kids. You tell them that you
      have a certain budget, so they need to let you know their Top 5 or 10 desired items and you let them know that you will try to fulfill their wishes inside of your budget. We are determined NOT to charge Christmas. I made a list of the people we are gifting this year and we look for their gifts/materials to make them/assemble them along the way when they are on sale. For my brother and his wife, we look online and find a restaurant where they live and buy a gift card for them to have a nice dinner out. They enjoy it and it costs next to nothing to ship. 🙂 Herlean

      pianonurs wrote: Hello,
      I am new to the group. My husband and I are serious about saving
      money. One thing that has to change is too much money spent
      on kid’s
      Christmas gifts. In the past, we have spent a lot on electronic stuff,
      clothes, you name it. We can’t, and don’t want to, do this anymore.
      However, I am expecting resistance from my 13 and 18 year old.
      Any advice on how to make this easier? Anyone who has changed their
      Christmas buying habits, I would love to hear how you did it…
      Laura
      in WI

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