(Closed) Bah hum bug….FI and I are officially cheaping out

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kind of. We do a present and a stocking for each other with a $90 total cap as we adopt a family each year instead and spend the money on them. 

We get bigger presents for each other at the other holidays.

Post # 4
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@jpalm13:  Yep. We are doing this. It is dissapointing but we have so much furniture to buy for our house that it doesn’t make sense to buy presents as well. 

Post # 5
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes.  The past two years we’ve been wedding broke and this year we bought a couch and put a roof on our rental house. We bought each other small gifts. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We do this every year.  We have enough crap.  The only things we want now are BIG, so we save our money for those.

Post # 7
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We’re pretty much skipping the whole gift thing. Money is too tight, and bills are much more important. Plus, we’re having our baby in the next few weeks, and that’s one heck of a gift.

Post # 8
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

FI and I havent exchanged gifts in about 5 years lol

Were the opposite, we always say  this year were going to buy each other gifts and have the best xmas ever! lol

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, we haven’t done big gifts for each other in years. Anything we want, we usually just buy it throughout the year for ourselves. It seems DH always wants/needs stuff NOT at Christmas time. Like this fall when his laptop died, we had to get him a new one. Would have been a great xmas gift but he needed it right then. I always want more camera gear, but my business buys it, so it doesn’t make sense to get it as a gift. 

This year I jokingly told DH his xmas gift was the wedding we just had – since I wanted to elope and he wanted a big wedding. 😉 

Post # 11
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3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jpalm13:  yup! In fact, we might be skipping us altogether. We are saving to move across the country. It’s $5k to have our stuff moved in a pod and buy flights. We haven’t even estimated how to get our cars there yet. FML. So there went Xmas. :-/

Post # 12
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My fi and I skip xmas, we do birthdays, but no xmas. We started this a couple of years ago: get gifts for the kids in the family, but bake cookies and goodies for everyone else. I felt weird about it at first, but it makes Christmas so much easier and less stressful. We get to spend a day with each of our families and that’s the important part 🙂

 

Post # 13
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yep. We’re paying for the wedding and saving for a house and we’re broke right now anyway. We bought our wedding bands and called it good.

Post # 14
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4322 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We always do a big joint “gift” for Christmas – this year, it’s a new mattress/box spring. We do stockings, though (with a strict price cap), which is fun.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We don’t overdo it at Christmas.  I’m spending no more than $100 on my DH.  Christmas isn’t about the gifts anyway.  For me it’s about spending it with family.  Neither of us really need “stuff” because if we want something we buy it.

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