Christmas Shopping For Twins Without Breaking The Bank

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Posted by vera | Posted in Parenting | Posted on 04-12-2009

Twins ChristmasWith Christmas just around the corner, many parents of multiples wonder about holiday gift shopping for their twins, triplets or more.

Do you get them each something different, one or two bigger items for them to share?  How do you stretch your dollars at this spending season?

We have found that we buy each child a few smaller items for their stocking, as well as one or two “medium value” items each individually so that they have something with their name on it to open.  In addition, we often will purchase one or two more significant gifts for them to open together and share, for example, a board game.

One way to stretch the holiday shopping budget is to buy used items from yard sales in the summer and stow them away, or buy through Craigslist or other online used goods sites.  If you start sharing the joy of used toys with your children early on, they come to expect good stuff, not necessarily new stuff!  Our boys have definitely decided that they would rather get a high quality used toy, that something new but less significant. An advent calendar is also a cheap way to liven up the holiday season, and reinforce early number skills.

Advent calendars are usually less than $3.00 each, and can be purchased in different styles so that each multiple has his/her own calendar.

With a little planning, holiday gift shopping need not break the bank!

Comments (1)

I tend to start my holiday shopping early; snapping up bargains as I come across them. Lots of retailers offer great discounts to email subscribers and I try to take full advantage. My closet right now is like a mini store filled with stocking stuffers and emergency birthday gifts. I give my boys some similar smaller gifts and one large different gift each.

Karen

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