The Joy of Responsible Gift Giving


The holidays are my favorite time of year, hands down. The lights, the trees, the movies–it’s all magical. But back when Lori and I were living beyond our means, the pressure we put on ourselves to get the most extravagant gifts for our family caused us major stress at the end of the year. In today’s episode, I’m talking about how we’ve switched the focus from presents under the tree to really tapping into each other’s love languages and enjoying the holiday season with our family. I’m sharing some ideas for how you can spread Christmas cheer while staying on track with your financial goals. 



( 1:03 ) Welcome back to The Chris Harder Show.

( 1:11 ) Today we are talking about the fear, shame, guilt and unworthiness that comes along with holiday spending.

( 1:51 ) Chris talks about how he and Lori got caught up in the pressure giving extravagant gifts.

( 4:32 ) Chris explains their new family traditions to celebrate Christmas without going into debt.

( 7:25 ) Chris gives advice for how to have conversations with family about money during the holiday season.

It does not feel
good at the core
to give when
you shouldn't be
giving as extravagantly.

You’re Going To Hear About:

  • The pressures of gift giving 
  • How to give more meaningful gifts 
  • Our family traditions that have helped us reconnect and relax during the holidays 
  • Advice for how to have conversations with family about money during the holiday season

Resources Mentioned:

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