Every year I set a specific amount that I can spend on my girls. I tend to spend that much and usually more. When I find good deals on anything I think they might like, I buy it. This year I want to shop with a purpose. They already have tons of toys. I've already purchased a few gifts for each of them that I found some good deals on but I'm going to try not to buy anymore random things.
Big Ripples wants a vanity for her room, which I will hopefully be able to find a used one that I can clean up. And I'll continue to look for arts and crafts supplies on clearance. Big Ripples loves to draw, color and write her own stories.
I want to get each of the girls their own bowling balls and bags since they are both on a bumper bowling league.
I'll have to do a little more thinking about what Little Ripples could use or really enjoy that we don't already have. It so hard to shop for her because she plays with Big Ripples' toys plus has all the hand me down toys that Big Ripples' had when she was younger. I really can't think of much else. Maybe a kids sized basketball hoop for the playroom.
And each of the girls gets to ask Santa for one gift. Santa brings the one gift they asked for and usually one extra gift as a surprise. I already have a couple gifts that I can use as Santa's surprise extra gifts.