Sunday, October 19, 2008


Its only October and my mind is already thinking about Christmas and gifts and stuff. I've made a decision that I don't want to get a load of useless 'stuff' this year as the house looks lovely and spacious and I want it to stay that way!

To that end I'm asking my parents to give me money thsi year so that I can club it all together and buy myself a fancy ice-cream maker! Then K will be able to buy me some knickerbocker glory glasses/sundae bowls and help with her gift buying troubles.

The next stage involves convincing my friends that gift giving should now be restricted to birthdays only. Not sure what kind of reception I'll get but it should save people a load of money (which is in short supply this year) and reduce the amount of 'stuff' to integrate into the house when its over.

The only problem I have now is what to get K. There will be no repeat of last year's extravagant laptop giving (no need it still works) and my usual standby of a Radley handbag won't work either as she hasn't used a handbag for months. I've got a couple of ideas but nothing too exciting at the moment. Perhaps I need to start to think of a custom gift?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

We tend to put aside a bit of money every month if we can, however small. By the time the months of October and November come we can then start shopping without the stress of money worries.

With lots of kids in our family every Christmas I try to be unique as possible with what I buy for them.
I think that buying for younger generations is a lot easier because there are so many inspiring websites out there these days such as I want one of those.

If you have young children gadgets and gizmos are the place to start and you can guarantee a happy smile come Christmas Day.