One day. When I’m organised.
I’m interested to know how you all do the gift giving shenanigans. How many people do you have to buy for?
For us it looks a little like this:
Rob and I give the girls their main Christmas present from us. Rob had this as a kid growing up while we usually got the big thing from Santa. I like his theory that the kids should be grateful to their parents rather than some made up character! Last year and again this year the present for the girls has been joint – last year they got an Ikea play kitchen and this year I got them a basketball hoop attachment for the trampoline. They then get a handful of presents for their sack – some puzzles, a DVD, books, pj’s or swimmers, that kind of thing.
We buy for all our parents and on my side of the family we do a KK scenario. There are 8 adults and 8 kids so we pile all the names into a hat and each adult buys for another adult (with a $100 limit) and each adult also gets a kid to buy for (with a $30 limit). We’ve been doing this for about 8 years now and it works really well – each person gets one present that they will love and the kids don’t get overwhelmed with LOADS of presents.
So that’s us. How about you? Does it work for you or do you feel totally overwhelmed with the amount of “stuff” that will be coming into your home in 2 weeks time?