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I’m a stay at home Mom of 2 kids. My youngest is 2.75 (lol) and my oldest is 5.25. My husband works a lot and, like most men, despises shopping.
W H A T
We needed to buy gifts that would follow our guidelines for achieving and living a more minimalistic lifestyle.
Since we are preparing to move to another state and live in a tiny cabin while my husband builds additions, any space we have is sacred. The last thing I want is a bunch of toys lying around all the time.
Of course, when you have children, it’s sort of a known thing that there will always be toys everywhere. That isn’t a challenge for those of you who actually do chores regularly. I am not that person. I pick up when I feel like it. Or when someone is on their way over to my house. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I am willing to sacrifice a messy house for a little sanity.
This year we decided to follow an old rule of thumb for gifts:
- Something They Want
- Something They Need
- Something to Wear
- Something to Read
We spent about $150.00 TOTAL!
W H E R E
I’m all about shopping small and local. But I have really stuck that one on the back burner because the one thing this mama is wishing for this year is SIMPLICITY and CONVENIENCE.
Hello Amazon Prime!
This is where I do all of my Christmas shopping!
That’s right. My couch. I’m what you would call a classic lazy person and I enjoy every moment of it, too. 🙂 No offense taken.
I work hard at being a good mom. I do clean up. I’m sort of exaggerating at being lazy. Sort of. So shopping online is a major way to save time and energy!
W H E N
I don’t have a specific dates that I like to shop online. Black Friday and Cyber Monday can definitely offer good deals but I don’t like feeling under pressure when I’m confronted with a million good deals. I ought to create a list of what to get each person and stick to that list. Maybe I’ll remember that next Cyber Monday. Haha
W H Y
I’m sharing this with you because I want you to know there is no need to feel ashamed buying Christmas gifts online. A lot of people frown upon it. I don’t. And there are a lot more people out there who are like me! 😁
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(with 2 e’s) 😉