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This year things are just so tight and after budgeting for the month, we will only have $200 for Christmas this year. Anyone else in the same boat and do you have any plans/ideas how to make the most of the money? I wanted a Zune (like an I-Pod) but that ain't gonna happen! That alone is like $125. I am thinking, dh and I can forgo gifts, or maybe allow $50 each to buy something for the other, and that would leave $50 for our two girls, which seems so little. I want Christmas to be fun and memorable for them. Any cheap gift ideas? We've already factored in the Christmas tree which we've budgeted $30 for, and have to buy lights too, so the $200 is what we have left for gifts. We definitely won't be buying anyone else gifts but I was thinking about baking cookies and putting them in decorated jars or something. I am curious to see if others are on such s tight budget this year for Christmas as well. I don't remember a year this bad ever. I guess I am just grateful to have any money at all leftover after paying bills, iykwim. I'm a SAHM and I would glady take a holiday job but there just aren't any this year.