Entries Tagged as 'gifts'

Teaching your children to budget for gifts

December 8th, 2008 / 1 Comment

How do you help your children budget for Christmas gifts for their friends? What do you do when your children want to buy an expensive gift for a friend they don’t know that well? Is it ok to say, “You can’t spend that much on someone you don’t know that well.”? Does it sound like […]

Give yourself a birthday present, free!

February 20th, 2008 / 2 Comments

As a parent, we give more than we get. But FreeBirthdayTreats.com offers something special for your birthday. Check it out! There are FREE birthday presents for us! There is no catch. Photo by desi.italy

Christmas “gifts” you don’t have to wrap

December 12th, 2007 / No Comments

Would you like to give gifts that you don’t have to wrap? In fact, it doesn’t even cost you any money and it’s very meaningful! What can be better than that? Here they are: 1. Give a compliment. The cashier has been on her feet all day, and everyone in the long line is probably […]

What do you give your kids for Christmas?

December 5th, 2007 / No Comments

My family was not financially well off when I was growing up. At Christmas we did not receive any presents from my parents. After all, they reasoned, they give us room and board, isn’t that enough? Can’t argue with that. I brought along a similar frugal mentality when we had children. Since as a young […]

Gift ideas

December 4th, 2007 / 3 Comments

Would you agree it is hard to buy presents for kids nowadays? Would they actually appreciate the present or would it end up in their garage sale next month? I personally refuse to purchase the overpriced toys that advertisers try to entice you to buy. I know every kid has on their wish list an […]

It is More Blessed to Give…

November 29th, 2007 / No Comments

Ask any child to tell you the best thing about Christmas, and what do you think he will say? “Presents!” While we want to teach our children that Christmas is not all about getting presents, perhaps we’ve inadvertently conditioned our children to think that it is about the presents! That pile of wrapped boxes under […]