Monday, November 26, 2012

A Better Philosophy For Holiday Shopping

I wish I had read Libby Balke's of Bargain Babe Christmas shopping post earlier this year. 

It's too late for me to stick to only three gifts but I definitely think it will be something I do next year. 

This is her variation of the Three Gift Rule:

  1. An educational gift
  2. An “experiential” gift
  3. A “want” gift (this is the wild card, to make sure someone’s top “must have” doesn’t fall through the cracks)

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I think it is an interesting idea, just not sure of the execution.

I have not figured out how to institute a new policy like that with small children...tons of gifts last year, three the next?

I'm pretty sure I would not be able to stick to it. I have always been a quantity kind of girl when it comes to Christmas gifts and have taught my girls other ways about the spirit of Christmas. We've started sacrificing some of our spending in the fall to save money as a family to buy something for someone in need (we picked out chickens to help a family and village thrive, blankets to keep them warm, mosquito nets, and stuffed animals because every little child needs a fuzzy friend to make them feel safe). My girls carry this over to their daily lives and understand the true meaning of giving.

I digress. I'll be interested to do some reading on the topic!

I am glad to see you are settling into your new home.