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#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 Fenrir

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?

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 Frau Farbissina

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

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

#19 gina70

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 clm1982

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

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