Clothes For Christmas

My Christmas shopping has started; I was even a little bit
tempted to wrap up the first present yesterday. Really I should wait until I have a bumper pack of mince pies in
the house and a bottle of baileys to fuel my bumper wrapping session.

I love this time of the year, finding bits and bobs I know
my children will love to unwrap come Christmas morning. The only thing is it’s getting VERY
expensive and my eldest has had a growth spurt and needs new clothes, which is
not at all well timed with an already expensive month.

I was debating whether to include clothes as presents for
Christmas (along with the more exciting computer games, books and toys of
course!) but I am worried they might get a frosty reception. Do you ever give clothes to your children
for Christmas and how enthusiastic are they to find them?

I have seen some lovely items on the esprit.co.uk website perfect to keep them
warm this winter. I just feel a bit
mean if I get those items under the pretence of Christmas gifts… to be honest I
think some of my friends do, its just the thought of seeing sad disappointed
faces on Christmas day stops me. 
Although I do think children get more fashion conscious as they get
older and appreciate owning nice clothes. 
I hope that’s the case, as I really need to justify the cost somewhere
and giving clothes at Christmas would pad out their present piles quite nicely
AND fill a more pressing practical need.

I guess I am lucky I have two boys eldest passes on
his outgrown clothes to youngest, although sometimes its nice for my youngest
to have something NEW just for him. You
feel a bit guilty just recycling his siblings clothes and I think it does bother
them sometimes. I have picked out some
pyjamas for my youngest for Christmas and because they are Star Wars themed I
don’t think he will grumble about clothes for Christmas this year!

One thought on “Clothes For Christmas

  1. My eldest has asked for clothes for Christmas…She's 13 so at that age where clothes really matter. lol My girls always get PJ's and a new dressing gown each too.
    I think buying something like clothes is a good idea. They're going to get used and like you said will impress them and make their piles look bigger…hehehe

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