Quoting almuuh:" Thanks, its been a bad end of the year for us. It's still an upgrade from DD's first christmas though! ... [snip!] ... some books. I agree, my brother bought his 5 month old a ridiculous amount of gifts. That kid is content staring at walls lol."
I couldn't imagine doing that....I don't even think my son got anything for Christmas his first year. I think a bouncer? He was 9 months old and I was going to buy it anyway, so it wasn't really a "Christmas present". This year my mom and I went in together. I spent less than 50.00 on my half (an art easel - he's going to be 4) and she got the accessory kit that was like 25 and a few small things she mailed me, I think one is like a 5.00 movie and the rest is a sleeper I needed and some candy lol. This is "big" year for us, we usually just do some activities with the family. We've had a lot of money issues, too, so I totally get it and there really is nothing to be ashamed of ! People put way too much emphasis on material items instead of spending the time with family anyway.