The ideal Christmas should be like this: the air is filled with the fragrance which mince pies give off when you bake them; there would be a certain aura of festiveness all around that tells us that Christmas has arrived; and adding to this festivity would be the gorgeously decorated Christmas trees looking amazing with all the bells and balls attached to them! In this idyllic scenery enter your kids, and the whole thing is marred! How? Read this article to find out!
When your kids pester you about Christmas toys, you probably wish that Christmas had never come in the first place! You probably even wish to have a Christmas which would be free from the pestering of your kids. Actually it is not so much of their pestering but rather their never-ending demands which bother us.
Just when you thought that you have purchased the perfect toy for your kids, they would demand something else. While I understand your frustration, keep in mind that there is a special trick you can use to kill two birds with one stone! Let me tell you about it.
Prepare a list of toys first! Keep in mind that you are more likely to waste money on useless stuff if you don’t have a list in hand! It is a good idea to ask for catalogs early from several toy stores so that you can take time to pick and choose the toys you are going to buy this Christmas. Once you prepare this list, shopping for the toys would be a cakewalk for you!
There are some things to keep in mind when preparing a list. First of all, we all work on a tight budget, and with the recession setting in, the financial situations of most of us have become worse. In such circumstances, you should make sure that you have a fixed budget set for Christmas toys!
Initially your shopping list would be quite long but eventually you should shortlist the items so that you not only buy the toys your kids actually want but also make sure that you don’t overspend your budget limit! Remember that there is nothing fantastic about being debt-ridden at the end of the year!
Many families make the mistake of not discussing their toy ideas with the kids. When you are buying something for your kids, it is a good idea to have a discussion with them so that there is no room for dissatisfaction later on!
When preparing your list of Christmas toys, it is essential that you use your judgment and discretion. There are two types of Christmas toys available out there, one being ‘famous’ toys which are endorsed by celebrities, and the other being the ‘traditional’ toys which you are familiar with! Now, since the ‘famous’ toys are endorsed by their favorite celebrities, it is only natural that kids would prefer them over the more ‘traditional’ types. Here is where you need to exercise your judgment!
Since a lot of money is spent on marketing the ‘famous’ toys, they are usually more expensive than the ‘traditional’ ones. Just because kids are pestering you about the expensive ‘famous’ toys doesn’t mean that they won’t be happy with the ‘traditional’ ones either! On the other hand, they might sulk if you buy them only ‘traditional’ toys.
An ideal list of Christmas toys would be one which contains a good mixture of both groups. This way you would be able to save a lot of cash as well as make your kids happy!
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