I love the gift of giving, especially when it comes to kids. The way their face lights up seeing a package that they know is just for them, contents unknown, excitement rising!! I even love giving to adults to tell you the truth, especially to Mum’s who never really treat themselves, it’s nice when you can do something nice for them.
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This month has been a killer though, the present outgoings have really bashed about my bank balance. With something like five Christenings/naming days, a few baby showers thrown into the mix, a birth or two, in excess of eight birthdays not to mention just getting over our Wedding and Easter coming up, I’m starting to wonder whether if I should, how I should, if I should, somehow try and draw the line. I love to give beautiful, genuine gifts, but how do I tighten the budget without looking like a complete tight arse?
I know people tend to go for the ‘making’ option, but I can be crafty when in the mood, I can bake a little too, I’m still in the beginning stages of learning how to sew but I do take a mean photo! How on earth do you manage with the tough months, where the birthdays seem endless and your bank balance is nearing zero??
*Disclaimer – to all my friends out there, I love buying you gifts (especially if you fall into any of the above mentioned catergories for this months gifts!). I’m just wondering whether I am alone in this and how other people manage (I know we all have a tough month or two?)