Do you ever wish you had a Magic Wand ?

@marciascott (25552)
United States
December 5, 2007 6:56am CST
If I did I would buy everyone somthing for Christmas, It is that time, I don't have any money And I have a lot of Grand-children about 13 of them, that is a lot. What would anyone suguest that I could do? I thought about putting Money in a Christmas Card or take them to the store, and let them but Christmas gifts for their Parents? can someone give me so Ideas with little money. Maybe bake some things for them. Buy something the whole family can use? Ok, I need some sujections? ~~~~~~Thanks~~~~~~~ M.S
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• United States
5 Dec 07
Hi Marcie, Boy that is alot of grandchildren. I started my Christmas shopping this year (the first time in many years) in July, which was really smart of me since all my shopping is already done and been done for a few months. But my suggestion would be to get them gift cards of some sort. These days at our local grocery store (Krogers) you can buy gift cards for every place, Gap, Baby Gap, Express, Macy's and even a Visa card that you can put money on that they can use anywhere. Also, another good one is Movie passes, you can buy books of movie passes for a really good (low) price, and kids always like movies. Just a thought!!
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Those are good ideas, Maybe I will do that happy hoildays to you!
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• United States
5 Dec 07
and Happy Holidays to you Marcie!!
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• Singapore
5 Dec 07
Children and grandchildren make the family so much more complete. :)
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• Australia
6 Dec 07
What kid doesn't love art and crafts. I'm sure you could go to a discount store and pick up heaps of art and craft supplies for next to nothing. Buy the bulk lots and then divvy them up into smaller packs.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Hi, I went to the Library yesterday, they will be having different crafts for the Kids, and I will take them there so they can make some Christmas Decoration, and then I will take them to see some Christmas, that they display every year. I will probaly bake them some goodies too. There are just so many, and 2 of the boys out of 13, are in Colorado Springs.
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• Australia
8 Dec 07
I'm not sure what else you could do then. boys are alot harder to please than girls! lol.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
7 Dec 07
Get a good DVD movie that the whole family can enjoy. I know that they have a lot of Christmas movies on sale. Maybe you can find one good enough to become a family tradition in their home. Or you could give the little ones a couple of dollars and take them to a dollar store and pick out something that they will like. Baking them treats, also sound pleasing and yummy. What ever you do, make sure you use your imagination and you won't have to spend as much.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
7 Dec 07
That is what I guess I will end up doing.
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
6 Dec 07
I suggest that you bring to a store they will like and before you bring them there check on the prices of the items if you can afford them. If then, bring them there and tell them to get one or two of what they like. It's just a suggestion.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
6 Dec 07
I have did that before, I might try that Happy Holidays!
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
6 Dec 07
Oh yes my dear..many many times..specially when I was younger..:) When I'm assigned to do a task, a household chore..I always wished I ahd a magic wand and everything will be over and done in just a wink of an eye.. Now that I'm older..and life is harder..I still wish it sometimes.. and just ike you, If I ahve it now, I'll buy my mom and da anything they want and all my nephes and nieces, will also include my siters and brothers as well..of course..I'll have the best gift to my hubby..one that he wouldn't dare think of receiving from me..sigh..If only.. Colring books and activity books are a hit to some kids too..and is not very expensive..I'm actually giving some as my gifts to my godchildren.
@marciascott (25552)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Yes I hasve a few of my Grand-Children that are small enough for that.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Oh Marcie, I wish I had a magic wand for you and for me. I have a bunch of grandkids too. I am done with all my shopping. They are all getting a set of jammies, and then something else. They are also getting socks in their stockings, the boys will also get some hot wheel cars. This is what my gramma did when her family started to grow and grow and she couldn't afford to get all of us something. She made each family a plate of cookies and then each of the kids got an envelope with a crisp dollar bill in it. The kids loved it and us big kids loved the cookies. She would go to the bank and get the dollar bills and they would even give her the Christmas envelopes. If you can afford it, you can give the kids a $2 bill, the kids like that too. The gold dollar coins are fun to get too. One year for the neices and nephews, I bought stockings, put their name on them with glue and glitter and then bought lots of little stuff and put that in the stockings. You can buy bundles of socks and split that up between kids. You can also get stuff like chap stick, candies, apples and oranges, coins. Wrap up everything, unwrapping is part of the fun. Kids do understand when you don't have lots of money. One year when I didn't have stockings for the kids, the girls were disappointed. They had said that part was the most fun, getting the little stuff. You can find all kinds of good stuff at the dollar store. Good luck.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Hey Vicky those are all good ideas, My sister said I should go to the dollar store too. Baking cookies is good.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
6 Dec 07
What about making personalized ornaments for each of your grand-children. I made Christmas sleigh's last year. All you need is craft sticks or ice cream sticks, craft paint, glitter, ribbon or string. You can look online for so many Christmas crafts. Same goes with there parents, you will save on money and create memories your kids and grand kids will love forever.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
6 Dec 07
That's a good Idea. Happy Holidays.
@magikrose (5433)
• United States
5 Dec 07
To be honest if I had a magik wand that could make money I waould erase all of my debt and my husbands debt and make it so that we owned a house and my kids would never want for nothing at all. I really hate not being able to bearly pay our rent and having to go to the local food bank every 2weeks just to get groceries. I have always believed the best gifts are the ones from the heart. The best way to give a gift from your heart is to make it. Get some really cheap tshirts and sow them up and fill them to make pillows. Then you can decorate them any way you want to. Make your own cards out of construction paper, stencills, and markers. There are so many thing s you can do on a small budget.
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@marciascott (25552)
• United States
5 Dec 07
That is good, It is from the heart. ASnd it is the thought that count's. Thank you!
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
6 Dec 07
Yes sometimes I wish that I have a magic wand...If I have a magic wand then maybe things will be easier for me. There rea things taht I really have to do for myself. And I believe that having a magic wand will ease a lot of troubles. Regarding the gifts, I think just give with all your heart and things will be fine... it maybe simple and cheap... but the fact that you want to make them happy will give the difference.
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@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
6 Dec 07
I did wish I was rich, but a magic wand no. In my hand, it would be too dangerous. I would be zapping cars who do not let pedestrians go across the street, rude and nasty people. I was hoping on a mythical rich uncle, man, or lady who I did not know I helped, suddenly sending me a bank draft or money order in the mail with enough money so I could buy gifts for all my family. Since I do not believe in magic, that is the way I would like it to happen.
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• Singapore
5 Dec 07
Oh yes honey. More times than I can count.:P I would love it if I am rich. Because I love being generous and giving people gifts. Believe you not, this is one of the primary reasons why I want to be rich.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 Dec 07
You could do a family thing! Get a basket and put items such as a DVD, popcorn, and some bake goods etc. I don't have money for Christmas gifts either. My girls already know not to expect anything. They both owe me money so I will probably just deduct a bit off of what they do owe me.
@marciascott (25552)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Ok, Yes I could do that. Thanks Happy Holidays to you and your family!
@taurus67 (176)
• Philippines
6 Dec 07
yup,of course everyone wants to have one Magic wand... :-)
@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
6 Dec 07
well it all depends on the ages of the grand kids the little ones would probably be happy with something from the dollar store actually you can get stuff for the older ones too there and its cheap. i'm 27 and i love the dollar store i go there all the time. i was raised its not the cost of the gift but the thought behind the gift. so my suggestion is go check out some dollar stores