Archive for December 11, 2007

An End to My Gift Stockpile

This past week I was rummaging through my gift stockpile in search of Christmas presents for my niece and nephew. They are too young to create toy lists for Christmas, (one is 1 1/2 the other is 3 1/2), so whenever I find discount prices on quality toys I succumb to the bargains. Obviously I won’t buy toys just because they are on sale, but sometimes I find really nifty gifts that I know they’ll love. If the item isn’t yet age appropriate I hold on to it until they get a little older.

Included in the stockpile are also a number of small items for my mother and mother-in-law as well as a number of bargain items I purchased when the nearby Hallmark store went out of business. For the most part I’m very particular about my gift stockpile. You won’t find generic gifts like soaps or candles. I almost always purchase items with specific recipients in mind.

But as I was rummaging through the pile this week I began to wonder whether or not it makes any sense to keep a stockpile at all. I don’t have a lot of storage space in my home and I hate filling up my makeshift closets with items that might not be given away for years.

So starting today I am vowing to stop, or at least drastically reduce, my bargain hunting tendencies. I will try my hardest not to purchase any items that require more than three months of storage. This is a good time for such a resolution. I’m hopeful that it will keep me out of the stores when the after season sales begin.

December 11, 2007 at 3:12 AM 2 comments


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