As we look to decrease our debt, W and I discussed gift giving. For Christmas the plan is to make gifts to give to everyone. I have some ideas lined up for gifts and will work on those throughout the year. We made the choice for birthdays to give only birthday wishes. I know this is probably not a popular way to save money. If anyone in our family needed anything, I might feel differently. All of the children already have too much stuff. This choice is not meant to be selfish or cruel. Getting out of debt requires making choices that are not always fun or easy.
How do you handle gift giving on a tight budget? What are some of your best handmade gift ideas or are you totally against handmade gifts?