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Birthday Gifts

February 18th, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Yesterday was a great day, I didn’t spend a thing.

Today; however, is a different story. I’ll see the dentist for a cleaning, that’s about $100. I signed up for the HSA at work, so this should be covered. I also feel as though I may have a cavity 🦷, yikes!

In other news, I have two up coming birthdays, one my nephew (16) the other my great nephew (8). My 16 yo nephew I’m sending $50. My 8 yo nephew, I ordered him a walkie talkie, he has a younger brother in that he’s close to. The walk-in talkie was $16.99 via Walmart, with free shipping, plus I had a gift card so the gift cost me $3 total, yay. I hope the 8 yo likes his gift. These kids today want $100 gifts and it’s just not in my budget, I’ll let his parents pay for that.

Even though I have a fund for birthdays, showers and miscellaneous events that a gift is needed, I didn’t need to use the money in that account. I was able to add the gifts as line items to my budget. I’m actually coming in under in that I anticipated for both gifts, by $22. This will be added to CC9.

For the rest of the year I have my great niece graduating, and two other great nephews birthdays coming up. The fund will definitely cover these.

4 Responses to “Birthday Gifts”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Amber, you are doing such a great job and paying down your debts and planning for expenses. Keep up the great job.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on the gifts. And you are right, so many children want expensive gifts. I remember one year when I was teaching, I had 30 students. I had made up a Christmas bag with a book from Scholastic, some candy, a bookmark, and a pencil. This wasn't exactly cheap for 30 students. And I had kids inform me they didn't like what it was and I should have bought them the latest toy that was around $100. I asked them why they thought I should buy it instead of their parents and they couldn't answer me.

    Anyway, I think you did well on the gifts and good deal on the walkie talkie.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    We had a rule with nieces and nephews that they got presents from us until they were 18 and then we were done and they just got cards. Otherwise your family just keeps expanding and you have to spend on more and more people. It may be something to consider. It's different if you can afford to give to everyone all the time, but we never could. We don't give the greats other than birth and first birthday and we might give something for 18th birthday.

  4. veronak Says:

    Thanks Robb and NJDebbie

    Robb I’m so surprised that the kids would actually tell you, what you should have bought, that’s crazy

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