Baby Corner

Baby, Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy Message Boards

Lost Your Password?

Baby Corner Message Board > Parent to Parent > Coupons, Savings & Money Matters are you going to be cutting back on holiday budgets?

are you going to be cutting back on holiday budgets?

Post Reply Post New Topic  

Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 10-10-08, 03:39 PM
Emery's Avatar
VIP Member
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 20,087
Thanked 152 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 2%

I will be planning more carefully this year I know that. We do not need anymore toys in this house and I plan on getting things she needs. There are a few things I know she wants so we'll see what happens.

We're trying really hard to watch our spending "just in case" things get horrible.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-08, 11:33 PM
~Crystal~'s Avatar
Mommy to Two Boys!
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 670
Thanked 25 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 2%

DH and I are done for our two boys except for there one big present each. We start X-Mas shopping very early. For extended family we only by for our parents and nieces and nephews, this year there our 12 nieces and nephews. For our each other presents we normally just take each other out for one night alone with no kids!!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-08, 10:48 AM
Elizabeth's Avatar
is blessed
Mom of Two
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 1,595
Thanked 36 Times
Points: 361
Level: 6
Weekly Activity 3362%

wow! 12 nieces and nephews??? no one in our family ever has enough money to buy for everyone.. there are 25 people on my side alone. Greg's side has 14 on his side. We usually do a secret santa for both families so that everyone is sure to get a gift and no one feels left out.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-08, 02:33 PM
skyqueen's Avatar
Long Time Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: I wish I knew...
Posts: 28,119
Thanked 422 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 2%

yeah - there's no way we can afford all the nieces and nephews. we have to draw names and/or have a white elephant exchange for my family.

For all of you who do your shopping so early -----
aren't you worried about being able (or not) to return gifts? Or allow for others to be able to return your gifts? When you buy so early, the receipts these days are only good for a short period of time... and that's definately before Christmas for many stores right now...
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-08, 09:49 PM
teddybear1082's Avatar
is Back to work :(
Proud SAHM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: La La Land
Posts: 3,560
Thanked 377 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 2%

We have decided not to buy much for dd, her birthday is in November and she has both sets of granparents as well as her aunts/uncles buying for her too. At 1 she won't even really know what is going on anyway! Dh and I stopped exchanging for Christmas with each other, dd is our gift, and that is how it will stay until I stop being a stay at home mom!
Reply With Quote

Latest Articles
Adventure Vacations with Your New Family Are Possible
If you spent time as a couple exploring vast areas of the world, that doesn't have to end just because you have a new baby. Here are 6 tips to make your vacations fun for the whole family. Plus, vacation ideas to help you get started.

The "Mozart" Effect: How Music Helps Your Baby's Development
Can your baby really be smarter if your listen to Mozart, or other classical music, during pregnancy?

What to Expect Postpartum: Your Period
The postpartum period brings many changes to a woman's body. Learn what to expect with your period including when it will return and warning signs to watch out for.

Baby Names for Spring Babies
If you are looking for a unique baby name for your Spring baby, look no further. Check out these names for your Spring baby boy or girl.

How to Calculate Your Baby's Conception Date
New guidelines for a more accurate estimation of conception date and due date have been introduced by the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

September 2015 Baby Photo Contest Winner

"Hi! I'm Aurora" Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations auroraheaven1014!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:04 AM.

Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.