this xmas which one of us is struggling the most?

just interesting to see how we are all going on money wise and if anyone is struggling to buy xmas presents this year.

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im doing great tbh.

think there was a thread made a few days ago about this

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I'm struggling....havent a clue what to get me Dad...pain in the bum that he is

Not at all. Have had everything, but the food, in since the summer.

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ODB_69;3789366

I'm struggling....havent a clue what to get me Dad...pain in the bum that … I'm struggling....havent a clue what to get me Dad...pain in the bum that he is



mines the same just got him some slippers and aftershave this year.

Money is fine, struggeling for my 11 month old son! might just wrap some wrapping paper up, will keep him busy for a few minutes.

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Predikuesi;3789378

Not at all. Have had everything, but the food, in since the summer.



lucky you.:thumbsup:

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MANJ_007;3789390

Money is fine, struggeling for my 11 month old son! might just wrap some … Money is fine, struggeling for my 11 month old son! might just wrap some wrapping paper up, will keep him busy for a few minutes.



its so hard when they are that young good luck in finding something.

For me money is not a problem and i have had a good time getting the presents for people, i must admit my dad can be a problem but this year i got him a DVD box set of John Wayne westerns :santa:

Ironically its not money or what to get people thats an issue for me this Christmas. Its the employment front.

Got plenty of cash to do me a long while but I'd rather be working than sitting bored all day.

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mikebike;3789426

For me money is not a problem and i have had a good time getting the … For me money is not a problem and i have had a good time getting the presents for people, i must admit my dad can be a problem but this year i got him a DVD box set of John Wayne westerns :santa:



good for you! i think it is so sad when people struggle to buy gifts for loved ones its such a shame.

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StevenA2000_uk;3789436

Ironically its not money or what to get people thats an issue for me this … Ironically its not money or what to get people thats an issue for me this Christmas. Its the employment front.Got plenty of cash to do me a long while but I'd rather be working than sitting bored all day.



i know not easy to find a job at the moment my partner was made redundant in june but lucky for him he is very skilled in what he does and has now gone self employed but even for him theres not loads of jobs about.

just got a letter this morning to say my chrimbo bonus will be about £440
happy days

MANJ_007;3789390

Money is fine, struggeling for my 11 month old son! might just wrap some … Money is fine, struggeling for my 11 month old son! might just wrap some wrapping paper up, will keep him busy for a few minutes.


:lol:

ODB_69;3789366

I'm struggling....havent a clue what to get me Dad...pain in the bum that … I'm struggling....havent a clue what to get me Dad...pain in the bum that he is



Get him some ointment!!

We don't do pressies for christmas, valentines or birthdays etc we have no kids so we get stuff we want all through the year if we can aford it and it means a lot more when hubby comes home from work with a nice romantic card and pressie just because he felt like it. Hubby normally swops shifts to work xmas day so people with kids can be at home

my loved ones don't need gifts.......it's about spending time together as a family, not about what presents we give each other

so we are not struggling with anything and never have

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choc1969;3789527

my loved ones don't need gifts.......it's about spending time together as … my loved ones don't need gifts.......it's about spending time together as a family, not about what presents we give each otherso we are not struggling with anything and never have



thats nice thats what xmas should be about spending time with family.:santa:

We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have my granda back for christmas.

BlondeBella;3789637

We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have … We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have my granda back for christmas.



same here

i have sold alot on ebay to gather the cash to pay for x mas pressies but then i have used sites like this to save money considering i live on 40 per week i have done very well!! its not about spending a fortune. last year when i was quite well off i spent loads on hardly anything this year i have got loads for nothing!!! hukd's has been like a gift!!!

BlondeBella;3789637

We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have … We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have my granda back for christmas.



aww think everyone would thoughts go out to u x

Tracey6101;3789655

i have sold alot on ebay to gather the cash to pay for x mas pressies but … i have sold alot on ebay to gather the cash to pay for x mas pressies but then i have used sites like this to save money considering i live on 40 per week i have done very well!! its not about spending a fortune. last year when i was quite well off i spent loads on hardly anything this year i have got loads for nothing!!! hukd's has been like a gift!!!



How the **** do you manage on £40 a week!?!? ....hat off to you for that, not many folks could do it....:)

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Tracey6101;3789655

i have sold alot on ebay to gather the cash to pay for x mas pressies but … i have sold alot on ebay to gather the cash to pay for x mas pressies but then i have used sites like this to save money considering i live on 40 per week i have done very well!! its not about spending a fortune. last year when i was quite well off i spent loads on hardly anything this year i have got loads for nothing!!! hukd's has been like a gift!!!



i take it that is after all bills rent/morgage and food payed for if so i am not any better off myself.

I'm bored sitting at home too, got made redundant in august, been trying to find a job since. I worked in London in the banking industry, just about the worst place I could have worked. The kids presents are sorted but not buying for my parents or partner, due to lacking funds.

akme;3789654

same here



Yeah and i thought it would get easier as time went on but 6mounths down the line and i still randomly break down in tears about it.

xmas is hard for us this year, but we all made sacrifices

greyparrot;3789720

i take it that is after all bills rent/morgage and food payed for if so i … i take it that is after all bills rent/morgage and food payed for if so i am not any better off myself.



well i still have to pay for my babys food nappies and wipes etc etc out of that i did smoke but gave that up months ago cos had no money ha!!

StevenA2000_uk;3789665

How the **** do you manage on £40 a week!?!? ....hat off to you for that, … How the **** do you manage on £40 a week!?!? ....hat off to you for that, not many folks could do it....:)



i dont drink smoke i buy most stuff second hand to save money i do manage but do have the odd break down moments!

well, my jobs coming to an end soon, the credit crunch is effecting us all, and soon i'll have to try and feed myself, partner and a 3 yr old on £60.50 a week

BlondeBella;3789637

We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have … We are lucky we can afford christmas but i would exchange it all to have my granda back for christmas.



I would too, Just to have my mum back who died back in april.:-(

Disco;3789887

well, my jobs coming to an end soon, the credit crunch is effecting us … well, my jobs coming to an end soon, the credit crunch is effecting us all, and soon i'll have to try and feed myself, partner and a 3 yr old on £60.50 a week



its hard, thoughts to you :gift:

allycat38;3789898

I would too, Just to have my mum back who died back in april.:-(



I wish i could help everyone who has felt hurt after losing a loved one as i think this is one of the worst times of the year. xx

:gift: easy..everyone is getting a £5 voucher either from whs or hmv 18 in total already got 12 6 left tomorrow:santa: double egg homemade chips &peas for christmas lunch easy & simple no fuss or hassle

Mr Weasle;3790203

:gift: easy..everyone is getting a £5 voucher either from whs or hmv 18 … :gift: easy..everyone is getting a £5 voucher either from whs or hmv 18 in total already got 12 6 left tomorrow:santa: double egg homemade chips &peas for christmas lunch easy & simple no fuss or hassle



nice x mas lunch!!! Is that a tradition?

Tracey6101;3790308

nice x mas lunch!!! Is that a tradition?



yep has been for the past ten years since mother-in-law passed away.:santa:
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