Any ideas to limit the Christmas spend?

(26 Posts)
BadgerQueen Tue 07-Oct-08 13:41:01

I have a huge (immediate) family and this year we are trying to limit the spending by making a plan - either a spending limit for everyone or each person nominates a present they want (up to a certain amount) and the rest of the family chip in what they can to buy it. Has anyone managed this? How did work? Tips please for co-operating/making it a success (or not)

RibenaBerry Tue 07-Oct-08 14:48:24

Sounds a great tradition.

I think I'd still get my DH a sneaky little private present on the side.

I agree you definitely need to treat each half of a couple as separate if you are doing secret santa. I was thinking of joint presents where you are still attempting to buy for everyone but trying to keep down the costs of doing so.

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