It is no secret that the holidays are just around the corner. Since we already have our gift budget set aside I am anxious to get out there and start purchasing gifts before the stores are crowded. We were out browsing this weekend and came across a beautiful gold necklace that I loved and wanted for Christmas. It was in my purse so I grabbed it out and showed it to friends of ours when we were at their house for dinner. My friend was shocked that I knew what my Christmas present was and that I had picked it out. I tried to explain that we use Christmas presents as a way to stock up on the items that we would really like but feel guilty about purchasing otherwise. Don't worry we make sure that we leave some of the budget for surprises. We are working so hard on Dave Ramsey's plan to financial peace and that has really made us think differently about ever purchase. These steps have made such a huge difference in our finances and lives that we realize that any sacrifice is 100% worth it.
Do you think we are crazy as well for picking out our own Christmas presents or do you do the same thing?