In a post a few months ago, I talked about how birthday parties can break the bank. This past week, Isabella has had 3 birthday parties.
One is our good friend's son, so I bought him a present quite a while ago. But I didn't have any 'age appropriate gifts in my box (unless a manner's book is ok. I think the parents would be offended as their kids are very well behaved) so that means a purchase! I had a Groupon that expired in a few days to Barnes & Noble which I thought would be perfect to use for their presents!
After picking out a smallish present for both girls, I only had to pay $2 out of pocket which brought the total to $12 for two birthdays, or $6 each. That's something I can handle!!!
If you have room in your budget, buy cheap giftcards on Groupon when you can. You never know when they'll come in handy!