Monday, 16 December 2013

The presents WILL get better

When hubbie and I buy presents for each other you have to think small, tiny in fact most of the time we do not even bother.  It seems a little mean and I know I have some disapproving looks from a few friends.  But its down to a tight budget and other more needed purchases, do not worry the boys never go without. 

Hubbie and I did splash out for our first year together pre-kids and it was nice of course, but I get most of my joy from watching over people opening presents and hoping they are a success.  This year was the year presents were finally planned; we had said we would treat each other after five years of no fuss!  But that was until we decided to get a bigger house…

So it’s back to the drawing board for now, although the best things come to those that wait!  One year I will give hubbie a Christmas to remember.  I have been searching around so when the time comes he will get everything he could possibly desire!  A holiday to Vegas, a gaming laptop and a fancy watch!  Well by the time we get spending I will have ALOT of Christmases to make up for and he is worth it!

I wonder if I could really surprise him one year and stretch to a Rolex watch, I know they are pricey but I was looking at Rolex watches in Southport which are pre-owned so considerably less then a brand new one!  Then I might, just might get there one day.  Although you always wonder what else will take priority but surely one year we deserve some attention!  But I am going to bookmark Prestige Diamonds just in case that day ever comes…

It would be nice to spoil my parents too, after years of being there for my boys and me I do not think a box of liquorice allsorts really sums all of that up!  I might need to start squirreling money away so one Christmas (maybe in 10 years time) will be EPIC!


  1. Christopher Powell16 December 2013 at 11:58

    My wife and I are the same, not bothering with big gifts this year, have got my daughter a good selection of what she wanted and that's what matters. I'm starting a new job in the new year, and it is slightly less money but better hours, so we are being budget conscious in advance and can fully understand your decision too. Hopefully in a number of years it will pay off and there will be big presents all round.

  2. We don't spend lots and we tend to buy a small gift then 'bank' the present budget for later in the year when we want something a little bit too indulgent for the day to day budget.

  3. My fella and I don't buy much for each other either....We prefer to spend it on the kids and fancy food and drink....