Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Start Saving Now

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.)


  1. When I first read this, I thought you said "Neighbors" instead of nephews and I was thinking, 'Man, I wished she lived next to me."

  2. Can I be your niece, I would love those.

  3. Pre-teens? I sent the link to my 21 year old because I know he would LOVE something like that.