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Freddie Answers Suffering Secret Santa

Dear Freddie,

It’s that time of the season again, I need to buy gifts for my family. However, I’m still a kid and don’t have a job. I’m out of ideas and broke. I only have my allowance! Each member of my family is hard to plan a gift for too! I don’t know what they want for sure, and asking them leaves no surprise. Even if they did tell me something, it might be too expensive, and their expectations will be ruined.

Sincerely,

Suffering Secret Santa


Dear Suffering Secret Santa,

The holiday’s are very stressful, especially for someone in your position. I would suggest that you try to figure out what your family might want before bluntly asking them. Like you said, people like surprises. Have they seemed interested in something? Do they like a specific treat? Whatever it may be, if all else fails they won’t really mind if you ask them.

About your financial situation, you don’t need to spend all your money. Thoughtful gifts are more valuable than the expensive ones. If you end up asking them and it’s too much money but you don’t want to let them down, ask them again if there’s anything different they want. So you won’t be taking a shot in the dark, but they don’t expect that one really expensive specific gift.

You could even make your family their gift. Paint them a picture, make them a mug, bead them bracelets. I don’t get paid much either – Being a bird and all – so I just give my family homemade treats. Baking is a nice place to start for holidays. Everyone loves eating the sugary goodness of cakes and cookies. The best part about these homemade gifts is that they cost little to nothing! They are thoughtful and helps you manage your money while not having a job.

If you do save up enough money to buy your family gifts, I would suggest when one of your parent’s goes to the store, go along with them and get your gifts while they’re shopping. It makes everything ten times less awkward. Who likes asking your parents to take you places? You can buy them little holiday themed gifts that will make them laugh. They will appreciate it, and family inside jokes are a ticket out of expensive presents.

Whatever you decide, your family will still love you even if you don’t buy them gifts. You can go as simple as drawing them a picture. I wish you luck in your gift-giving, just remember it’s the thought that counts. I know that sounds sappy and is associated with giving a bad gift, but it couldn’t be more true. People would prefer a cheap gift than no gift at all. Think about what they’d appreciate while still thinking about yourself. Have happy holidays. 🙂

Your Friend,

Freddie the Falcon

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