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Panicing over xmas presents!

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9y, 1d agoPosted 9 years, 1 day ago
:-( Hi all, I expect im not the only panicing about xmas. Maybe its a woman thing! I just come back from my mothers (where i hide the presents) and took note of the presents:gift: ive bought. It really dont look alot and im feeling the need to buy my kids more.Maybe its just me, i dont know:?
But visually its looks not alot..... grrr i hate feeling like this!! Now i dont know if IM being silly OR im justified in thinking this way! I can ask me other half as he is from the old skool and doesnt worry AT ALL.Where as Im panic mode!!

Ahhhhhhhh Im working every day now even xmas eve! So if i buy more it has to be online!
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9y, 1d agoPosted 9 years, 1 day ago
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#1
How old are the children?

If they're young young im sure what you've got will be fine.
#2
yes same here, get myself all in a tiss, each year say i am going to relax and emjoy the build up, but no way does that ever happen, end up going round in circles half the time, if you know what i mean :santa:
banned#3
i go ott every year with mine, just got everything down to start wrapping and there is naff all, they know that money is tight this year and there wont be as much but really i cant just get them that much, and yes i know its the thought that counts and what xmas is all about but i just cant give them that little:oops:
#4
also cant believe what i have done, ordered 3 pink ds lights:w00t: and i only want one, one has came already managed to cancel 1 and other 1 on the way:w00t: o/h says i've lost it! but lost it the day i married him:w00t:
#5
i just buy loads of little presents for a couple of quid each and 1 big present. my kids enjoy the unwrapping so the more the merrier for them, irrelevant of the price
#6
mine are the same, they have stocking at end of their bed, and love opening that on our bed xmas morning, paper everywhere, and only silly little things, but they love it.
#7
vinylandtrinkets
i know the feeling. still looking round the shops for stuff my son wanted the closer the big day gets the more stressed i get..lol

yeah know that feeling, just wish i could sit back and enjoy it:?
banned#8
panicking already? i still got till xmas eve before i start to panic
#9
hothothot
panicking already? i still got till xmas eve before i start to panic




that sounds like my o/h hes always out xmas eve buying my pressies, i get what ever is left:w00t: bless him, incase he reads this:thumbsup:
#10
I am sure you have plenty for them :thumbsup:

Have a think about how much they got last year and how much of that they really appreciated :-D
#11
I do this every year and every year I buy too much and the kids get bored with opening gifts.

It doesn't help that hubby is of the belief that they must have lots of parcels to open as he never had much as a child and I cannot get it through to him that it's not always quantity that counts
banned#12
fireheaven
I am sure you have plenty for them :thumbsup:

Have a think about how much they got last year and how much of that they really appreciated :-D

I dont really think its about them, think its more to do with me:oops:
#13
one is 14yrs old
and the other is 6yrs

My O/H said its just me but i think this yr the presents cost more than most years, so looks less
#14
I'm the same, I start my Christmas shopping about Easter every year, I buy little gifts as I go along and their main presents around September. I always feel as if I've bought loads, then when I go to my mum's to see what I've hidden away I feel disappointed, so I end up bashing my credit card to get extra bits and pieces to bulk it up a little.

I'm not doing it this year, as on previous years the bits and pieces I've bought have been things I've bought to make it look like they have a bit more on Christmas morning, and not necessarily things that they really want. These things are the bits that get broken first as they're usually cheap or not played with/used at all, as they're not things the kids have asked for! So this year I am buying no bits and pieces, and this is the first year ever that I have not got int debt for Christmas :D
#15
My 14yr olds xmas presents
Bedroom totally revamped.(totally redone) & Large Spinx Wool Rug
New Slide Mobile Phone
2 x Bon Jovi Concert Tickets
Nicki Clarke Hair Straightners
Make Up Sets
Clothes
Lacoste Pefume
Long Wool & Tan Coat
Over the Knee Pink boots with wool interior
Nintendo Lite
Mp3/4 player


Sons Presents
F1 Battery MotorBike
F1 Boiler Suit & Baseball
Telescope
Clothes
Simpsons Pogo Stick ( hotdeals bargain)
Play Station
Playstation Games
Game Boy games
SpiderMan Web thingy lol
EYe toy
Buzz playstation thingy
Kids Racing car track thing
Kids Dvds


Any suggestion what else i can get... It really dont feel enough, i dont wanna appear like scrooge :(
banned#16
Don't Panic!!

I bet they are pressies they wanted, and on the most wanted xmas pressies list for this year :)

Perhaps I think oldschool too :giggle:
#17
hehhehehhehe i think visa is calling
#18
Can I be your daughter?? :-D
#19
heheh u just want the bon jovi tickets dnt ya! LOL
she is absolute CRAZY about jon bon jovi! She will go hyterical when she know shes going to see him! lol awwwwwww
banned#20
Bags the son job :giggle:
#21
Heres a little tip. I dont have kids but it always makes my 6 year old neice smile. If your kids are into art and stickers and pens and stuff, go to a pound shop. I buy a huge bag sack thingy and go to the pound shop and spend £20 on art stuff and little girly things for her. You get loads in there and it looks like youve spent loads more than you have. Its obviously not going to work for 14 year olds and the likes, but it does bulk it up on xmas day if anyone with little ones that is on a tight budget.

Although this year ive not done that, ive got her a little mp3 player, a few girly bits, a pooing jelly bean raindeer and ive ordered her a wig from china off ebay, cause shes into platting hair apparently, but it hasnt arrived as yet :x getting a bit worried now. Still only spend about 25ish quid and shes got quite a lot wrapped up.

My nephew is getting a pooing polar bear some play dough and a tenner.

Hope everyone has a lovely day. Dont go mad people, remember you only have to pay it back.
#22
i think i could still get away with doing that girly thing, as my daughter is a very young 14yr old, into arty things, not into hangout etc
she prefers drawing, writing stories,singing,etc so i think a stocking thing would be good idea. Im looking for a nice watch for her, Im sure i saw some lovely bench ones on this site recently.. anyone remember where? or am i going mad lol
banned#23
could have been amazon, there have been alot of bench watches advertised for there
#24
Hmm has the person who started this post really lost the spirit of christmas getting into debt in order to buy even more presents,all too often children are spoilt rotten and given too much too soon!
My own sister has bought her son a combined tv,nothing wrong with that except hes 4 years old and has everything he wants! Hands up who does this.
Bring back the good ol fashioned christmas when it was special to spend your time with loved ones and not buy their affections.
banned#25
up until this year my children had nothing throughout the year, so yes once a year i spoilt them rotten, i have never gone into debt for xmas, i buy throughout the year so it isnt one big spend. Xmas to me isnt about buying their affection as i have that anyway, its about me buying and giving them what i want, and yes i do feel a bit low that this year they wont be getting as much but thats more about my feelings not theirs
#26
eponasky
Hmm has the person who started this post really lost the spirit of christmas getting into debt in order to buy even more presents,all too often children are spoilt rotten and given too much too soon!
My own sister has bought her son a combined tv,nothing wrong with that except hes 4 years old and has everything he wants! Hands up who does this.
Bring back the good ol fashioned christmas when it was special to spend your time with loved ones and not buy their affections.


How many kids have you got, and what have you bought for them?
#27
eponasky
Hmm has the person who started this post really lost the spirit of christmas getting into debt in order to buy even more presents,all too often children are spoilt rotten and given too much too soon!
My own sister has bought her son a combined tv,nothing wrong with that except hes 4 years old and has everything he wants! Hands up who does this.
Bring back the good ol fashioned christmas when it was special to spend your time with loved ones and not buy their affections.




NOTE 1 --- Who mentioned im getting into debt!! I have NO debt except my mortgage, Ive no credit cards, nothing.Everything i buy is paid for with money i have,not loan or borrow. I would never get into debt for christmas. Never have never will.

Buying more presents is about feeling you have to,well i do. I do agree xmas has lost it traditional value.Totally.However I wont have my kids thinking im a scrooge.Therefore if i want to spend money that i have,then its my choice if i want to:p
#28
sassie
could have been amazon, there have been alot of bench watches advertised for there




thanks hunny just bought her a lovely golddigger watch, and it was soooooo cheap! Im well impressed im tempted to keep it myself! hhaha
banned#29
pcnutta
thanks hunny just bought her a lovely golddigger watch, and it was soooooo cheap! Im well impressed im tempted to keep it myself! hhaha

your welcome:thumbsup:
#30
ive bought my 8 year old daughter a few dvd's from the for sale forum here. they dont cost that much, and the amount ive bought will really make her happy.
xmas is for the kids and is the only time of the year i properly spoil mine, so if the person who was moaning about spoiling kids actually has some of their own............cheer up ya mardy humbug!
banned#31
nice one :)
#32
:stocking: :gift:
#33
I really wouldn't worry those lists seem more than comprehensive and a lot more than I ever had at those ages, though if you keep on this way the kids will just get too used to it and want bigger and better things each year.

At least you seem to have every aspect covered - very thoughtful parents :P

Ian
#34
pcnutta
My 14yr olds xmas presents
Bedroom totally revamped.(totally redone) & Large Spinx Wool Rug
New Slide Mobile Phone
2 x Bon Jovi Concert Tickets
Nicki Clarke Hair Straightners
Make Up Sets
Clothes
Lacoste Pefume
Long Wool & Tan Coat
Over the Knee Pink boots with wool interior
Nintendo Lite
Mp3/4 player


Sons Presents
F1 Battery MotorBike
F1 Boiler Suit & Baseball
Telescope
Clothes
Simpsons Pogo Stick ( hotdeals bargain)
Play Station
Playstation Games
Game Boy games
SpiderMan Web thingy lol
EYe toy
Buzz playstation thingy
Kids Racing car track thing
Kids Dvds


Any suggestion what else i can get... It really dont feel enough, i dont wanna appear like scrooge :(



You have GOT to be kidding me????

I'm pretty loaded, six figure salary, and there is NO WAY either of my children or my family are getting that much spent on them, and I thought I bought too much. My son is only five, but he might get one fairly large present costing £60 or whatever, and then six or seven items at under £20. And when I was a child myself, even as a teenager, there's no way I'd have got tht much stuff.

That's like well over £300 each, unless I'm very much mistaken?

I'm not sure how much money you earn, but that seems a LOT of money to be spending.
#35
and just to add, when we've got seven people's presents each giving two six others under the tree, it's a MASSIVE pile, and yes I truly thought I wasted a lot of money, but obviously not in comparison
#36
Hey PCN your panicking?.....thanks to this bleeding site i haven't started yet!

At this rate i'll have to explain that santa left gift vouchers because all the Elfs rang in sick http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/smilies/w00t.gif
#37
I've just noticed that the son is only six, same age as mine, more-or-less, when you say playstation, you mean a PS1, right????
#38
dudedude
You have GOT to be kidding me????

I'm pretty loaded, six figure salary, and there is NO WAY either of my children or my family are getting that much spent on them, and I thought I bought too much. My son is only five, but he might get one fairly large present costing £60 or whatever, and then six or seven items at under £20. And when I was a child myself, even as a teenager, there's no way I'd have got tht much stuff.

That's like well over £300 each, unless I'm very much mistaken?

I'm not sure how much money you earn, but that seems a LOT of money to be spending.

Im getting um
PS3
8 Games
2 bluray
1 sixaxis [extra]

however, i did buy all the games myself.
#39
our son will be 3 in march and our daughter was born in september. i work off shore i'm only at home everyother christmas. this year i'm at home and the wife usually goes a bit overboard because i'm home and tries to make it a bit more special :?
the wee lad has so far :stocking: (and we're not planning on buying more if i have my way)

keyboard and stool from toys r us -half price thank you hukd!
large remote controlled jeep - half price in asda (£40 down to £20)
thomas aquadraw - again thanks hukd
hungry hippos type game but with chickens - part of 3 for 2 in boots
a penny pusher type game (its really me that wanted to play with it)
bob the builder interactive dvd - £2.96 from u wish another hukd deal
tweenies interactive dvd same price as bob the builder
monsters inc dvd
cars dvd
couple of selection boxes n some gold coins
in the night garden jigsaw
in the night garden plate, cup and cutlery set
in the night garden personalised t-shirt
bob the builder pj's
thomas the tank pj's
postman pat little library (was supposed to have in the night garden too but he found it and now takes them to bed)
interactive iggle piggle - from his sister
oh n a pair of thomas the tank slippers

our daughter has :gift: (i know shes only 3 months and doesn't know whats going on but we have to make on santa has been to her too for the sake of the wee lad :santa: )
a baby walker
a bumbo seat
a personalised in the night garden t-shirt
a pink jacket
a teether toy
2 soft toys
pair of slippers
a new buggy (quinny zapp reduced to £119 in boots along with £35 worth of points back that will be used to buy nanna her christmas gift. its not really a christmas present as such as she will need one at some point anyway but the wife had her heart set on a zapp )
you can guarantee that the wee lad will open our daughters gifts and this is the first year that he will kind of understand whats going on so should be a good day.
we do feel a bit pressured to go and buy more seeing as i'm at home to see it all this year but theres no point as they really do have plenty and with the other presents that they will get from aunts, uncles, grandas, nannas, friends and great grandparents they will have enough and will still enjoy their day regarless if i went and spent another £100 on each of them or not.

Friends of ours are up to their eyes in debt and this year have again started the competition type attitude of we can buy ours more than you buy yours (yeah mate but you can't pay your rent tho!) the wife gets really wound up as she feels like they (i say they i mean my mates heffer of a bearded wife) are looking down on us. but we have bought what we have money for, we have no credit cards store cards, our car is paid for and our mortgage will be paid off by the end of next year.

the wee lad hasn't asked for anything inparticular so this year it's been really easy and most of the shopping has been done online which saves having to faff around the shops with 2 kids in tow.

just got the wrapping to do now - i'm staying well clear of that !
#40
Its about the thought thats gone in to the gifts, rather than the amount.

For younger kids though, I do think they love seeing a big pile of presents. In that case, I agree with others who have posted - get down to a pound shop/home bargains type of place and get stuff. You get some great bargains!

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