I don’t buy my daughter Christmas gifts

December 15, 2014

I recently stopped showering my daughter with Christmas gifts for financial, emotional and practical reasons and it has been the best decision.

After becoming a single mom, I realized that the holiday season stressed me out more than usual. Despite saving up for a long time and shopping all the sales I could find, I always felt like she never had enough presents and that I failed at giving her the “perfect” Christmas.

The process was emotionally draining and financially compromising for our single-income home. In addition to gift expenses adding up quickly, the cost of paying a babysitter so I could go shopping was an added expense.


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