We talked about a few different ways of cutting back on gift spending, and then I suggested that we skip the individual gifts but keep the stockings.
I allot around $50–75 to each category, for a total of $200–300 per kid.
“Whatever you do, don’t buy any toys,” my sister-in-law said. “My children have more toys than they know what to do with.”
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to get stoked about financial questions.
This year, I’m borrowing one of my favorite Christmas traditions from childhood: the homemade gift.
I’m in my mid-thirties now, married with two kids on a different continent, and her checks still appear in my dormant Australian account with regularity.