The Observer asked: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?

The Observer asked: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?

Word on the street: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?

The Observer asked: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?

For those who find their bank accounts suffering due to overenthusiastic gift-buying during the holidays, the Observer took to the streets to ask residents what their budgeting strategies are. Here are some of those responses.

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“I totally do, what I do is I buy one big gift. One child is going to Mexico, one has all her cowboy boots and hat and that’s it.” – Stacy Keen

“I totally do, what I do is I buy one big gift. One child is going to Mexico, one has all her cowboy boots and hat and that’s it.” – Stacy Keen

“Not going overboard, having a budget for everybody, deciding on how many gifts to get and not letting your heartstrings take over your common sense.” – Erin Campbell

“Not going overboard, having a budget for everybody, deciding on how many gifts to get and not letting your heartstrings take over your common sense.” – Erin Campbell

“No strategy, just not spending much on Christmas this year. We give the kids cash, no presents, that way you don’t go overboard.” – Ruben Orr

“No strategy, just not spending much on Christmas this year. We give the kids cash, no presents, that way you don’t go overboard.” – Ruben Orr

“No, no strategy. I always overspend, I don’t care – it’s Christmas!” – Marilyn Munro

“No, no strategy. I always overspend, I don’t care – it’s Christmas!” – Marilyn Munro

“Budgeting is good, at least have certain spending limits for each person.” – Blake Maurer

“Budgeting is good, at least have certain spending limits for each person.” – Blake Maurer