Inflation Is Ruining My Family’s Christmas Gift-giving

Shoppers at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, December 18, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B uying Christmas presents for our four kids has never been this difficult.

It’s not that they are getting older and pickier — or that their tastes have become more expensive. And it’s not that my wife and I don’t know what they want; after all, they gave us lists. It’s that every gift costs more, sometimes way more, than we had budgeted. And, even when we’ve found something, we’d be hard-pressed to get it shipped to us before February.

Over the past two months, we’ve found that toys are anywhere from 10 to 20 percent more expensive than we had expected, which

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