I don’t like to take my kids shopping as it is…too many “I want’s” for me. My 4 year old has been known to throw a temper tantrum in the middle of the store too. We try to avoid that as much as possible. I also don’t like to take my kids out in crowded stores during the holidays. This makes Christmas shopping a lot easier!
Now we limit them to 15 items. It may seem like a lot of items but with one birthday 2 days after Christmas and the other’s birthday being less than 3 months after Christmas it helps with birthday shopping too. I can pick up items when they are on sale for Christmas or clearance priced after Christmas.
We usually work on these lists in mid-November when all the toy catalogues hit the mailbox.
As far as their shopping, I make that easy too. I take them to the Tike Shop. They have “elves” that help the kids with their shopping and they even help them gift wrap them!To see what works for others, visit Rocks In My Dryer's Works for Me Wednesday.