I was lying awake in bed last night thinking about what our Christmas present strategy is going to be this year. It is something of a dance, I find, figuring out how to bring your kid a lot of joy, without making Christmas all about ripping wrapping off luxurious pressies, or how to not spend all your money without making them a bit jealous of all the children running around with their brand new awesome toys. Argh. I think we are going to go down the one cool present each route this year. Just getting one thing that we know they will fall head over heals in love with.
Anyhoo… here is a guest post from Santa* to let you know about another awesome strategy…
With the festive season just around the corner, parents up and down the country will be desperately searching for that perfect gift for their kids. While children are very good at dropping a few, rather un-subtle, hints, not all parents are able to afford the requests that are put before them.
Whether your little tike is asking for a pony or a new bicycle, it can be difficult to meet their expectations without breaking the bank. No one wants to spoil the Christmas magic by having Father Christmas fall short of his promises but it can be difficult to make everything work.
Making your money stretch
One way to put a smile on your kid’s face with the perfect Christmas is to start saving well in advance. Putting aside a little money each month can soon add up and you should only aim to buy your child one big present anyway as they may become spoilt otherwise.
Shop the sales
For an even better bargain, why not shop the sales after Christmas and get your kid something they really want for a lower price?
There is no point paying more than you have to and although you may feel bad about not giving your child their big present on the big day this feeling will surely subside once you see their happy, smiling face when you tell them they get to pick out their own present this year. Getting a present after Christmas Day is just another way to extend the celebrations and kids will love getting involved in the process of picking their own present.
While saving money and shopping in the sales are great options, we all love getting something for nothing – so why not try and win the perfect Christmas present for your kids? Whether you’re looking for scooters, skateboards or bicycles for kids, companies such as Halfords have it all and they’re currently offering a great competition to let you win one of their top products in time for Christmas.
*Actually from Halfords, lol. See disclosure for more on that!