I love giving! It is a great pleasure of mine to buy something, wrap it up and give it to someone I love. Too often however, I go a little overboard and end up buying more than what I had planned. Does this feel familiar?
Generosity is a great thing and people will love you for it but will they love you more because you bought them more? I would argue not.
Christmas shopping can be a very stressful time of year but never as stressful as the January credit card bill. Be smart this year and shop with a list and a maximum budget per person.
As far as my shopping is concerned this year, I did my homework before going shopping. I made a list of exact items and looked online for the price tag. I then added 20% as a buffer for a little extra and to ensure I keep within budget.
I will add a big hug and make sure I tell each one how much they mean to me. That I know will be appreciated.