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Oops! Low On Gifts

December 19th, 2014 at 01:34 pm

My youngest daughter asked me a couple days ago if it was too late to ask for a Wii game for Christmas. I said it might be. I was pretty sure I was done with all my shopping.

Quite a few of her gifts, primarily T shirts, were still to arrive in the mail. Yesterday, the last package arrived. And then I began wondering if I had semi equivalent gifts for my girls. I made a list of what I had and what I spent. I even had to open some gifts I had already wrapped! It turns out I had spent $175 on my oldest and $110 on my youngest. I budget for about $150 each. I was within budget, but a little off on the equality.

In the end I found two Wii games for about $15 each. One at Target. And the other on eBay that should arrive on Wednesday.

I think she will be pleased with a couple of new games. And I'm glad it came up so I could reevaluate what she was getting.

Today I will wrap and rewrap the gifts I opened! I did end up needing to buy a roll of wrapping paper. I used up all the leftover wrapping we had left.

Other money tidbits: I did get the $200 bonus from US Bank, my PayPal money from Swagbucks arrived quickly, I tried my Bing reward code again and it worked!

Have you realized at the last minute you were low on gifts for a child?

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5 Responses to “Oops! Low On Gifts”

  1. FS Says:

    I have the opposite problem. Looks like my family Christmas party may be canceled this year, which means gifts for the far distance relatives that I see once a year are going to sit around for a while. On top of that, numerous packages bearing the name of the previous, previous owner (how do you call the person who own the house before the previous owner?) started arriving at my house daily.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    @FS, wow I guess you are overrun with gifts! Can you tell the post office to return those packages to sender? I ended up mailing gifts to relatives I thought we would see but now will not. Luckily they were light weight and I spent about $15 for five packages.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Yes, dh and I have had that happen to us. In fact, I am in the process right now of comparing one last time before I wrap their

  4. scottish girl Says:

    It'll be a few years yet before I compare gifts bought for sg and j.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I was impressed with how quickly the PP money from SBs has arrived the last two times I cashed out. Hope it keeps up!

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