2007-12-17 21:00 in /life/holidays
A couple weeks ago, Sandro posted about Buy Nothing Christmas. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for that, but it reminded me of something I read about last year and wanted to try: the Hundred Dollar Christmas. So far, I’ve only spent $10, but that’s just one present, and assumes you don’t count the cost of plane tickets to see my family. I imagine about half of the total will go to something for the little one.
I haven’t even thought about presents for my mom and brother. The last couple times we’ve talked on the phone, we’ve done the old, familiar bit where no one really knows what they want and we defer discussing the whole business until I’m in town. Honestly, the thing is, we’re all comfortably well-off and if there’s something we really need, we’ll just go out and buy it. And, speaking for myself, I really don’t want more stuff. Consequently a bunch of what’s on my wish list at this point is things like gift certificates for various services. We’ll see if I can convince people that that’s really the sort of thing I’d like, and not more books to add to my already long queue.