(Closed) Cheap Christmas ideas? Change in our budget.

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What are his interests?

I am always going to suggest home made things, I love it when Darling Husband makes me things and he always loves the things that I make for him.  This year he is getting a quilt out of the crappy ugly cloths that I made him take out of his closet.  The 80’s we great, but they will look better on the bed than on his back.

Post # 4
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am so sorry:(

Why not forego presents for the two of you? Darling Husband and I arent getting gifts for one another this year.

Definitely baked goods for family. I make magnet sets for people and they are really cute and cheap. Kind of like these – http://pinterest.com/pin/173338831/

You could also do homemade coasters, wreaths, or other DIY projects for cheap. Take a look at my pinterest board….lots of great DIY ideas. http://pinterest.com/clarerose/diy-ideas/

Do your family members have dogs? I have a great recipe for homemade dog biscuits!!

Post # 6
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My husband & I will have set budgets this year. We have yet to come up with a # but anyways it will be under $100 because our one year anniversary is a few weeks before & we are going on a trip plus doing presents for that as well.

I am planning on getting him some boxers, pj’s, things for his ipod touch that he is getting for his bday this week & different things in his favorite sport, like car floor mats, ect.

Post # 7
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My husband and I made each other presents for Christmas last year because he got laid off. It was the best Christmas ever. I made him a scarf and he made me jewelry. Seriously, think about making presents.

Post # 8
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Personally, I am not a fan of a bunch of “little” gifts, unless you want to say, take $10 or $20 and get a few things like cozy socks, favorite 6 pack, etc; then spend the rest on something else.

Or, what about if you took the total ($100) and use it towards doing something together as your gift to each other? Perhaps two, hour long massages? (I bet you can find a $50 an hour rate.) Or, plan a day long date?

Post # 9
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s lame, I’m sorry!

Darling Husband and I have a budget of $10. We usually end up getting eachother a gag gift, but I love it because it takes some serious thought to get a gift for under 10 that is actually useful in some manner. I think it’s sushi magnets this year!

I take mental notes about small things that he’s talked about throughout the course of the year and more often than not it’s usually something on that list that I end up getting him for Christmas.  

I think your baking idea is fantastic!

Post # 11
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s not for everyone, but Darling Husband and I generally have a “no presents” rule. We’d rather put our money toward something we both want (new TV, tickets to a great show, etc.) The small things for us aren’t worth the stress of shopping and planning. We like to make memories together. Best of luck to you both! It’s such a difficult time for so many people.

Post # 13
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

sexy pics of yourself? lol! or i like the idea of using the $ towardfs something for the two of you.

Post # 14
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband and I were thinking we would skip the gift giving for each other this year since we are purchasing a house (that’s a big gift!!)  but I find it hard NOT to give…  I was thinking I would get concert tickets (which would really be a gift for each of us)!

Post # 16
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Rouquine: We’re this way too. In fact, in past years we have said “no gifts” and then ended up buying something for each other!! This year, we decided since we are going on vacation there’s really no need for any more stuff. I think using the money for something for both of you is a perfect compromise!

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