Making your list & checking your price
Experts say it's okay to set limits when shopping for holiday gifts.
tis the season for giving, and that often means spending more money than you had planned. Families were planning on spending upwards of $550 this holiday season, and that money doesn't include gifts For those outside your immediate family, the pressure to purchase the perfect gift doesn't mean it has to be pricey. This is the time to spend on those things that matter, but also what matters to somebody else. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that time with loved ones is priceless. But that time with family doesn't have to break the bank. You know, we all have this fantasy off what the holiday should look like. This sort of Norman Rockwell think Su groaner, the parenting mentor and author of Parenting With Sanity and Joy, says it's okay to set limits. Talk to your kids and be upfront about, you know, budget. And when you're asking them for a list, give them the parameters that you're comfortable with, you know, and then when they give you the list, don't be judgmental about it. Those expectations can also be extended outside the home. Set a firm price limit for presence. Establish a no gift rule or, if you're so inclined, channel your inner Martha Stewart and give something homemade. Maybe the reality should simply be buying something heartfelt because, especially this year, it's harder to connect with people now more than ever, the thought really does count more than the cost dance Gentlemen, NBC News.