How We’re Setting a Christmas Budget, Gift List Etiquette and More!

Setting a Christmas budget and getting all the gifts purchased can be the most stressful part of the whole holiday.

Today on the podcast, I’m continuing a four-week series of Christmas Q+A’s! This week, I’m answering all your questions about the Christmas budget, gift buying for grandparents, and more.

The next four weeks, I’ll be posting a new Christmas Q+A on the podcast and it’ll look like this:

Let’s get started talking about Christmas gifting + Christmas budgeting!

Setting a Christmas budget and gifting etiquette is tricky! I'm answering your questions about the Christmas budget, gift buying for grandparents, and more.

Here’s the breakdown of this week’s Q+A. You’ll find the timestamp for each question as well as some points and links to look into.

1. [1:50] What do you do if your hubby thinks it’s rude to request that grandparents not give more stuff?

2. [5:29] How do you handle giving in your larger family?

3. [7:06] Grandparents want to give our kids (2-10 years) life experience gifts for Christmas but need cheap ideas.

  • Children’s museum pass, zoo membership, an experience together like planting a garden, movie tickets
  • Lake Day or Ice Skating Day together
  • HOT TIP! I didn’t include this one in the episode, but I just noticed this great deal on Audible, which would be a GREAT “experience” gift from a grandparent!
  • If you are already a member—great! Instead of a monthly membership, you’ll get all the credits upfront. Their current plan will not be extended or interrupted.
  • Discount on 12-month gift membership ends December 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT

4. [9:09] How do you time Christmas shopping? Right up till Christmas? Done by Thanksgiving?

  • I usually start in November, but I am never done by Thanksgiving.
  • Black Friday is when I try to find things on sale that I know I’m buying already.
  • One big Target run + an annual fun shopping date with Jarrod, dinner + a local toy shop for fun and unique gifts.
  • Start with the Christmas Bullet Journal.

5. [11:41] Christmas Budget! Keeping things under control with four kids’ gifts!

  • BIGGEST TIP! Save on littles. They are happy with far less expensive gifts. Save money while you can because the older the kids, the more expensive their gifts get!
  • Our budgeting tool that we swear by!

6. [13:33]I’m a grandma. What are welcomed gifts for grandchildren?

  • Ask the parents, chances are they will want you to take something off their list.
  • I’m super choosy about my gift guides because the last thing we want is more junk in our homes that no one plays with!

Listen in here to hear about setting a Christmas budget, gifting and more:

Setting a Christmas budget and gifting etiquette is tricky! I'm answering your questions about the Christmas budget, gift buying for grandparents, and more.

Want to get your Christmas shopping done today? I have you covered!

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