Jump to content

What is your Santa budget?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 mandarins

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

Just wondering.

I know it will be different for everyone depending on circumstances and personal choice.

We spend about $100 per child for the big pressie.
If we had more cash then I think $200 would be what I would like to spend. $200 gives a lot more options.


#2 GamerMum

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

I think in total I slept about $100 for DD. I was expecting, and had budgeted, to spend a lot more, but I found a lot of things cheaply, and couldn't find the 'big' items I had been planning on. She still has 20 or so presents, they are mostly clothes and books.
Next year I'm sure I will splurge. I'm not sure I'll be able to help myself.

Spending less than expected on DD meant that I could spend a little more on DF and nieces and nephews, which is nice.

#3 FeralDancesHere

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

$60 for DS this year.

He is getting an art set and some books. We are spending about the same as a present from us.

Santa is giving the grown ups a bottle of wine to share.

#4 Domestic Goddess

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

There was no budget this year..... As in, there was no money to budget in lol. But DS wont be left behind. He's getting some nice handmade stuff and secondhand items and a brandnew bike from nan and pop biggrin.gif

Edited by Domestic Goddess, 19 December 2012 - 03:00 PM.


#5 Always amazed!

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

Dont really have a budget and don't budget a certin amount per kid.

But i think all up so far i have spent
aroun $800 on our family of 6 Maybe more maybe less havnt kept a runnign total

#6 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

We don't have a budget for Father Christmas.

He fills a stocking (pillowcase) to the brim with mostly useful things - knickers, pj's, craft, stationery, books, shower gel, hairties, drink bottle, small toys etc.

All the presents under the tree are from us.



#7 namie

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

I didn't have a budget as such, I layby'd some things for the boys back in the mid-year toy sales.

All up I think I spent around $100 on each boy, but $40 of DS1s is for his new bike which is from us (no way is Santa getting the credit for that, lol!). DP wished we could spend more on them but I honestly don't think they need any more than what we're giving them.

#8 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

No real budget, but I've spent roughly $350 per child- some is from Santa, some not.

#9 luke's mummu

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

DS (7) asked for a packet of Uno cards, so that is a ?$10 budget from Santa.

I think presents in total we have spent around $200-$250 per child, but that includes clothing, books as well as toys for the year.

#10 Nofliesonme

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Santa's budget was approx $150 each child. I didn't meet it with a couple of kids and 1 I went over. But the others are made up for in our presents. I think I spent about $400 each child.

DD1 getting lots of craft stuff and Lego and an iPod touch.
DD2 getting dolls house fisher price loving family one and iPod touch and a few odds and sods.
DS1 new stereo and cars and trains
DS2 haring the new stereo, leap frog scout, few odd things.

Oh forgot all are getting clothes and books too original.gif

Edited by thunda, 19 December 2012 - 04:21 PM.


#11 TwoTs

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I try and stick to a $150 per child that includes something from Santa, Santa presents are usually something small in our house like books and etc the bigger presents are from mum and dad




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

Tales from the homefront

When you're at work you sort of assume that your house is basically just sitting there quietly doing nothing until you return. However, since spending my days at home, I've learned this couldn't be further from the truth.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Single, pregnant - and 51

She first became a mum at 49 - now, two years later, Tracey Khan is pregnant with her second child.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
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.