For the past few years, my husband and I haven’t exchanged gifts with each other for Christmas.
We buy gifts for our kids, our nieces, my cousin’s kids and our close family friends.
It’s not that we don’t want to buy for each other, it’s just that the “Needs” list outweighs the “Wants” list.
If I earned a salary being a Stay-At-Home-Mom, it would be a different story.
Honestly, instead of a gift that will either get used up, worn out, or set aside, I would rather save the money that would be spent, on something more meaningful. A trip together as a family, put it into the “New House” fund or making a purchase that the whole family will benefit from.
Sure, it’s nice to get a little something under the tree, but this works for us…so far.