Jump to content

How much do you spend on your kids for Xmas
Sorry if done before


  • Please log in to reply
43 replies to this topic

#1 Grobanite

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

Just wondering how much you spend on your kids Christmas presents?
Do you have a amount to stick to?
Does each kids get the same amount spent on them?

We try not to spend heaps but we generally try to only spend no more than $100 if not less.



#2 >Catskers<

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

Too much  ph34r.gif

And way too much on the husband as well lol


#3 kpingitquiet

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

It'll probably add up to around $100 when all is said and done. She's an Only, at the moment.

#4 wesse

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

I splurged about on them this year, my guess would be about $300 each. But they don't get any impromptu presents during the year.

#5 BadCat

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

We spend the same amount on each of them.  It's around $400 to $500 each this year but it varies depending on what I want to buy for them and what I think they might like.

#6 Justaduck

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

Like PP we spent a bit but it is to cover mostly anything for throughout the year. We put $10 a week aside for both birthday and Christmas. Presents have to cover the next developmental stage. DD might get two or three little things at the mid-year toy sales but that is that.

#7 mrshappymum

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

I spend around $200-$250 each usually. Give or take depending if they get something big or not.
Probably a bit too much considering I'm a single parent, but I budget throughout the year and they don't have many relatives to buy them things.
I like to spoil them whilst they are young original.gif

#8 katniss

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

About $100 each.

#9 livvie7586

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

$100-$150 each atm.  this year it's only the higher end, their main presents are bigger (usually we spend around $50 each on a main present, this year we've spent $100 each), but i can see the number going up as they get older (currently 6 and 4)

#10 emjrose

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

Usually no more than $100 each but this year have splurged on mini micro scooter plus helmet and a few other gifts so more like $250

#11 *LucyE*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

Just wondering how much you spend on your kids Christmas presents?

It varies.  Last year, it was minimal from us (I think it was a book each?) because they were being spoilt rotten by extended family.  

This year, they are getting something with a high dollar value but it is one item only.  We're going away for christmas so won't be with extended family for the gift orgy.

Do you have a amount to stick to?
No.

Does each kids get the same amount spent on them?
Not deliberately.  This year they are getting the same thing so it will be the same amount - for the older 2 at least, the 2yr old will have much less spent on him.  Usually we get them something we think they will appreciate regardless of cost or equality.


#12 JJ

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

I try not to get too hung up on the dollar amount but ultimately I do have to watch it due to budget constraints. This year I spent about $135 on DS and probably around $100 less on DD - she's easier to buy for, but she's got everything! Last year I spent lots more on DD as she was getting a bunk bed. They get lots from other family too.

They do get stuff throughout the year, sometimes "just because". Christmas isn't a big deal in our family (I pretty much only do it for the kids), so I don't go overboard.

Edited by JJ, 13 December 2012 - 10:17 AM.


#13 carriesshoes

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

I blew budget this year... in excess of $1000.  But in defence of my excessive spending, Over $700 of it was a new vuly trampoline.  Justified in my mind original.gif

I only buy them little bits and pieces throughout the year.  I would say in a normal year I would like to spend approx $500 between them.

#14 Littleone84

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

This year we have spent $500 on DSS, we usually spend more, because he doesnt get anything throughout the year, but this year we are going to QLD so that limited the amount we spent on him.

#15 lafonda

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

About $700

#16 sophiasmum

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

There is no budget & I don't keep track of costs.

#17 dogsneaker

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

We don't set a budget. I collect items when they are on special during the year.

But at a guess maybe $200-300 each.



#18 FestiveFrau

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

I haven't added up, but probably around the $200 each.



#19 Nerileeway

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Usually around $300 each?  I have a Christmas account and not many other presents to buy.

This year less as I bought  ragdoll kitten for all of us.

#20 maybeonemore

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Just wondering how much you spend on your kids Christmas presents?

It varies, we try to do a 'big' present from us then smaller stuff from santa. Most years its about $200-$300

Do you have a amount to stick to?
No not really

Does each kids get the same amount spent on them?

We only have the one at the moment.

Edited by clm1982, 13 December 2012 - 10:57 AM.


#21 Chardonnay Buffay

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

I have no idea? Like the other PP, don't keep track of the costs. They usually get one big item each & then some smaller stuff. This year the big item is a mini micro scooter.

They always get lots of pj's and clothes for the coming year & useful stuff too (DD is getting a toy box & a hairbrush, DS is getting a new quilt cover with a firetruck on it) Since they're close in age I try to make sure the expenditure is evenly distributed.

#22 trying~again

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Heaps-too much.  But I love doing it, they love recieving it.....I think they're such great kids they deserve it <3

I don't spend an equal amount on each child, as there is about 8yrs between the youngest & the oldest.  The amount is proportional to their age.  The siblings that are close in age & gender receive very similar gifts (so therefore similar amounts of $$)

#23 adnama

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

I spent too much. I think at the moment its at the $300 mark each. I've picked a few extra things up for DD but some of it I will keep for her birthday. I still need to do their stocking fillers (which include swimmers, towel, pj's and then nick nap things.

#24 #tootired

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Wish I could keep it to $100!

The bigger they get the more expensive the items get.

They are getting a joint basketball sytem $600 and then roughly $200 each.

They don't get anything throughout the year, aside form birthdays.

#25 frozie

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

I have no idea of the dollar value I spent as I don't keep track but it does vary with each child as they like different things which vary greatly in price (DS1 asked for some Ninjago Lego sets whilst DD asked for a furby and some plastic jewellery).  They don't see the price differences.. they only see the things they love and asked Santa for  wink.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.