I pride myself on the Christmas presents that I give my nephews. They don't get gift certificates from me - they get something personal that I know they'll love. I'd like to say I put a lot of thought into it, but really I usually luck out and come upon the perfect presents. When that happens, I buy them and save them up... often for 6-8 months.
The thing is, I'm one of *those* aunts. I get them educational games or something that gets them outside being active. I don't get them dull or boring gifts - just something that I think will benefit their growth. I've given them snow shoes, hiking sticks made of buffalo horns, or ant farms. Oh yeah. I've also started a collection for each of them of wind up pooping toys too, and add to it regularly. They are boys, after all. Either way, I get them really cool gifts. Even better (for me), I've always managed to keep the cost to $50 or under.
This year, however, I think I might have to go over budget.
Check these out. Watch the video. Don't you think pre-teen boys would love those???
I think it's a good thing that I've got 6 months until Christmas, and I better start saving now.
(Also, I hope they don't read this blog.)
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