What is for Christmas?

Posted 12-22-2011 at 03:17 PM by whitneywalters

I have finished shopping for my kids and I am pretty happy to say I have been able to make this a really nice Christmas with the small budget I had this year. Each year we do the following for gifts, something you want, something you need, something to play and something to read. I have been able to get all the items, all of them new except for the mickey mouse books, for less then $200.

Alex-
want- imaginext dinosaurs ( trade with a local mom )
need – sleep shorts ( bought from a ds mama $20 )
play – puzzles ( bought on sale on totsy $15 )
read – mickey and friends book set ( found a thrift store $5 )
stocking stuffers – peg people ( trade with a ds mama ), game boy advance games ( trade from a ds mama ), new tooth brush ( $2 ) wii game ( trade from a ds mama )

Destiny -
want – two barbies ( $10 black friday sale )
need- dresses ( totsy sale $16 )
play – Melissa and doug game ( thrift store find $4 )
read – clifford books ( trade from a ds mama )
stocking stuffers – peg people ( trade from a ds mama ), new tooth brush ( $2 ), head bands ( made by me with supplies I already had ), nail polish and chap stick ( trade from listia )

Kairi -
want – little leaps system and games ( thrift store find $15 )
need – dress ( totsy sale $16 )
play – peek a boo people set ( trade from a ds mama )
read – Dora books ( trade from listia )
stocking – peg people ( trade from a ds mama ), new tooth brush ($2), color books and crayons ( $5)

Amelia -
want – clutch ball ( trade from ds mama )
need – wool longies ( bought from a ds mama $40 )
play – minky owl   ( trade from a ds mama )
read – board books ( local book store $10 )
stocking- shoes ($5 totsy sale ) and teethers ( trade from ds mama )

We are doing a big group gift from Santa this year. We have bough a bunch of board games for the whole family. Right now I think we have 8 games and between sales and trading we have spent around $20 on them all.

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