We are very intentional about not making Christmas about getting stuff. We’re not great at it, but we try not to make it the focus. We do, however, give gifts to our kids and participate in gift exchanges with our family. My brain is not capable of keeping track of who to buy for what for how much. I need a reference. I created this printable to not only help me remember what to buy, but also to set out to not let the spending get out of control. We budget amounts for each person and buy gifts accordingly. It also helps me track what else needs to be purchased and wrapped. The wrapped column may seem like overkill, but it’s there because I have, on more than one occasion, forgotten about a gift that was hidden.
May this be one small way to decrease the stress of the holidays!