I recently learned that Turtle and I had a slightly different perspective on gifts this season. It is worth noting that our birthdays are as immediately after Christmas as they can be without being on the 26th: mine is December 27th and hers is December 28th. This means we either lump all our gifts together or spend more money than we basically ever spend on ourselves, ever. Or we decide to not buy each other gifts and to just enjoy 1. each other’s fabulous company, and 2. not being poor. Well, it turns out I thought we had chosen the latter, and she thought we had chosen the former. In other words, I thought we weren’t buying gifts, and she thought our budget was $200. Each.
Okay, if I really got her another puppy for Christmas, the whole thing would look sort of like this:
Now, I am off to purchase cute and meaningful things for my wife! (The plus side of all of this is that we spend an entire year pinching our pennies and then we get to buy pretty things for our favorite people. Not a shabby deal, folks.)
Do you and your partner agree on gift giving procedure? Anyone else with a birthday or two smashed right up against the holidays? Tell me all your secrets to calm and happy holidays!!