Real Life On A Budget

How to Handle Surprise Gifts for Your Spouse

Spouses having separate checking accounts in order to buy surprise gifts for eachother isn’t an excuse anymore! Here are three ways to handle surprise gifts when you share the same bank account.

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  • Jennifer

    We have a line item in the budget the month of the birthday, the cash goes to the spouse not having a birthday. That said a few years ago I knew that there was a BIG thing that my hubby wanted for his birthday in December, so all year I squirreled away gift cards in small amounts like $10 out of the grocery cash, $15 out of my blow money and when I put it all together with the budgeted birthday money I was able to totally surprise him! So it can be done you’re right you just have to be creative!