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Old 11-18-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Hw much are you spending on your kids for Christmas? More or less than last year?

We were going to do a really small Christmas since we are driving up and down the country to see family but ended up spending a little more than planned. My fault
We wanted to have all shopping done by Thanksgiving so we could save for vacation and for boarding our dog while we're gone.

For DD we spent $90 plus a few things we had tucked away in the closet. For DS we spent $33 so far, another $45 toy and $10 toy to buy, plus a few things from the closet.

Oh and right before Christmas we'll buy some candy and fruit for the stocking so another $10 or so.

This is much less than what we spent on them last year.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Well, DD1 is getting a regular bed, so a lot. But otherwise usually $50-$75 per child max. My husband and only spend $50 on each other, or buy something big we both want.
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We've always spent $50 on each kid, which for us is more than enough.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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I am spending about the same. I spent about $75 per kid.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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This year I'm spending less. $75 on each of my boys, $25 on my nephews, $20 for parents and ILs, and $20 each for secret santas (2 for DH, 2 for me.) So just a little over $400 total.
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I spend $300 ish each, yikes. Maybe that's why I stress so much about gifts! I'm spending way too much! I pretty much don't buy them much other than birthday and Christmas though. If they see things they like they add them to their wish lists and get them at occasions.
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Re: Hw much are you spending on your kids for Christmas? More or less than last year?

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I spend $300 ish each, yikes. Maybe that's why I stress so much about gifts! I'm spending way too much! I pretty much don't buy them much other than birthday and Christmas though. If they see things they like they add them to their wish lists and get them at occasions.
That is exactly what I do--add it to the list and ONLY give gifts on birthday and Christmas. We give each child 1-2 gifts for birthdays and 3 (like Jesus got) for Christmas. Usually spend $50 for birthday and $100 for Christmas for each child. Our spending limits we have are by choice, not necessity.

We don't gift to anyone except our kids, our parents, and DH and I. Same thing--by choice, not necessity.

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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100 each, which is the same as last year, only last year I only had the one kid! I probably am borrowing some from my currently 6 month old for my 5 year old, but the 6 month old won't care. I'm probably going to have to up it next year, DD1 is starting to get hard to buy for and stay within that budget now.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:57 AM   #9
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pretty much the same. we spend $200 -250. i figure it to b $40-50 per child for all 5 kids. including stocking stuffers. each kids gets 5 gifts w/ one of them being there big gift. i got really good w/ finding gifts u can by mutable gifts for a good price. like 3 puzzles pk for $6-8. i see that as 3 gifts for 3 kids.
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I'm spending about the same $1000. That's my kids, my DH, my parents, my inlaws and teachers. I actually am pretty much done shopping already and stayed well within my budget.
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