Do Your Kids Remember What They Got For Christmas Last Year? And a Poll!
December 23, 2014
Mine remember EVERY LAST THING!
This year I wanted to try something new and perhaps give the gift of an experience to our kids in lieu of presents. I knew it would take some convincing with my hubby so I came up with the brilliant idea of asking the kids what they had received last year. To prove that they didn’t even remember and that an experience would be a better gift that our kids might remember for a long time.
Well my plan failed. But I know why. We’ve been paying off debt like crazy since January 2013 and my budget for gifts last Christmas was a whopping $67 per kid. I’m sure that’s nothing compared to what others spend on their kids. And we used to spend more in the past. But the more gifts (junk) they received, the less grateful they were, hardly ever played with the stuff and really didn’t remember much of what they got.
So no experience this year and our budget is a little bit higher ($100 per kid). And I look forward to next year asking them about this year’s gifts to again see if they remember. I’ve also come across a few gifts that they’ve gotten in years past that they have never once even played with (an origami kit and a playing card trick set) that I am repackaging and regifting. We’ll see what their reaction will be to that…wonder if they will even notice or remember?!
I’m very curious about what others spend on their kids, so I’m including a poll:
Also, if you guys gift experiences, or have done so in the past, do share. I’d love to hear about it.
I do think this will be my last post until next year, so: