I start stocking Xmas presents around this time of year so I am ready when Xmas comes. I need some ideas for presents. I already have my sister a really cool wood jewelry holder that I found at goodwill. (we are super close, so she isn't going to really care that it was used, just the thought) And a porcelain angel figure. My mom and dad are selling stuff to get money for bills and stuff, so I got them a collectors plate a yard sale (something that goes for like 100-500 $ online). The problem is, I am broke now (only had $4 in the 1st place from change I had saved up). My two brothers still need something for Xmas. My younger will be 9 months, but I still want to give him something. Now the other one is a MAJOR problem. Our family is scraping horribly, and he is nagging for crap like 3DS and Wii games.... HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A 3DS! Why would he want the games? So I know whatever he gets he will throw a fit. He already had a huge freakin tantrum because I got him a Transformers notebook for his B-day and not some stupid Wii game figures! I don't know what to do for Xmas... I am seriously broke, like... I have 60 cents left. T_T What do I do?!?!?!?
Here's one inexpensive and thoughtful idea:
"Make" Christmas cards for people instead of buying them.
All you need is some heavy paper and craft stores or even walmart will have some items you can get for very little to decorate them with. You can have just pennies of cost in each card.
You can make them very personal for each person and use your own creativity. They will love them because you took the time to work on it for them. (you have to do it secretly so it's a surprise)
I've been making Christmas cards for my wife for years.....I've made them out of everything from wood to paper to polished thin stainless steel with hinges to open it.
They always say it's the thought that counts, and I think this really shows you care about someone when you spend time on something like this rather than just buying it for them.
Bake your brother some cookies or something. Everyone loves food. Or get him a cool poster to hang in his room? Don't go out of your way to buy his ungrateful a** something expensive because you're afraid he's going to throw a tantrum. Who cares if he throws a tantrum, don't reward him by getting him something that he doesn't deserve.
Thank you! Finally someone who understands! I think I'll make him a poster or something. He is OBSESSED with that skylander game and used to be obsessed with Mario... maybe I will make a poster of them fighting?
Yeah that's creative! I have an idea, if he doesn't like it and acts like a jerk, take the present back and give him a sack of coal hahaha.
Totally agree, that's really nice that you do that!
lol will do! XD