Help me be a good (cheap) aunt!
November 27, 2011 10:21 AM Subscribe
Please help me figure out *cheap* gifts for a ton of nephews and nieces. Caveat: I want to buy gifts, but I don't want to spend too much or work too hard.
posted by devotion+doubt to shopping (52 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I'm feeling daunted by the number of nephews and nieces who need Christmas gifts. Some of the littler kids who I'm closer to will be getting things they've actually requested. But there's a bunch of older kids--some I'm related to, some part of our extended friend-family--who we would also like to give gifts to.
Problem: we are super busy and also pretty broke. I really don't have time to make gifts. Yes, I really do need to give them things (this is probably not the time to discuss anti-consumerism).
There are about 15 kids, boys and girls, between the ages of 7 and 26.
Last year I got some of the older kids Fandango gift cards so they could go see a movie. I felt kind of lame, but that's about the price range I'm looking at.
(Because I feel like kind of a jerk, I just want to say that I really love these kids; this is just a really bad year for both money and time.)