Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Buying....

When we have visitors for Christmas or New Year, we like to exchange mystery mini gifts on that eve. Two for each person present, except for the giver themselves, wrapped in brown paper or neutral newspaper, and just the initial of the person on the gift.

I write out all the initials labels so handwriting doesn’t give away who is giving the present. They must be useful and not be anything to eat or drink.

We went shopping this morning and I got all mine. It is getting a tad more difficult as what we could buy just two years ago, now falls outside the maximum cost per present of £1.

6 comments:

  1. Our family have decided on the Secret Santa option this year, with the exception of our 2 small granddaughters. There are usually 3 grown up kids plus their partners and my parents to buy gifts for. The cash limit has been set and hopefully no-one will buy extra. The strange thing is that I'm finding it very difficult to accept as I save all year for Christmas expense and love to buy/wrap and give gifts. As hubby said, I can't withdraw now as I know there are others in the group who are strapped for cash so this is the fairest way.

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    1. We have a reasonable limit on buying family gifts and each other but these Eve gifts are often my favourites.

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  2. Such a good idea and I imagine a lot more thought is given.

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  3. It's never the cost that's important; my favourite gifts are handmade.

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    1. I like handmade but don’t get too many nowadays.

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