It’s That Time of Year Again

Yes, folks, it’s that wonderful time of year again – birthday season.

There are two BIG EVENTS that typically occur in the falltumnal season – Weddings and Birthdays. Which means lots and lots of moola flying out of my moth-ridden wallet and into great and fabulous gifts for friends and family. I could go into the drama that’s involved in weddings these days and heaven help you if you’re actually in the wedding, but let’s focus on the ten birthdays within two weeks I have.

I have different strategies but here are some of my latest and greatest:

1. Magazine subscriptions: always a favorite, inexpensive and keeps giving all year long!

2. Gift cards: convenient and easy to use.

3. Homemade gifts: I like doing crafty things and they make for very inexpensive gifts but if I don’t have time I’ll check out my favorite homemade website: etsy.com.

4. Online gifts: Unlike other females I’m not a fan of shopping. If I have to go to an outlet or mall, I have a list, I go, get what I need, and get out! But online I can get whatever I need in a matter of minutes without wasting time and energy driving around to various stores and battling mobs of angry shoppers. Brilliant! (Tip: keep a list of potential gifts by your computer and wait for free shipping then order everything at once – cheaper and proactive!)

When you have a ton of presents to buy, what do you like to do?

  1. I hate shopping as well, and thankfully I don’t have one season that’s packed with birthdays. That would be even worse than Christmas! I used to be better about buying things when they were on sale and putting them away for future gifts, but I’ve slacked off on this.

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