View Poll Results: how much do you spend per kid on Xmas

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  • Santa <$20

    6 6.59%
  • Santa $20-50

    9 9.89%
  • Santa $50-100

    24 26.37%
  • Santa $100-200

    18 19.78%
  • Santa >$200

    21 23.08%
  • you <$20

    1 1.10%
  • you $20-50

    11 12.09%
  • you $50-100

    12 13.19%
  • you $100-200

    29 31.87%
  • you >$200

    28 30.77%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    Nup not a typo. Since he was 11 months old, she had him watching Santa on youtube and on DVD's repeating herself over and over "That is Santa. Sannnnn-TA" "Santa buys lots of toys. T-oysssssssss for you".

    Now that Santa has arrived at the shops, she goes there each and every day and sits there for an hour while watching Santa having photos taken with kids and continuously saying:
    "That is Santa. Sannnnn-TA" "Santa buys lots of toys. T-oysssssssss for you".

    He's now almost 14 months and knows exactly who Santa is and what is in his bag. As soon as he sees Santa he goes "SSSSSantAAAAAA!!!" then he points at the bag and says "Tuh-oysssss!!!"
    Sorry not seeing the issue or why you are hung up about it.

    What we spend varies - last year it was $1200 (we only had one child) but that included a wooden outdoor play centre. This year $150 on each child all from Santa. Just depends what they need.

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    We spent around $600 all up on 3 kids. Out of that, $235 was on a trampoline as a joint present for them, dd got a kitchen, ds1 got a remote control tarantula, ds2 got spy gear and the rest is books, clothes and shoes. Relatives buy the kids toys, so we try steer clear.

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    Nothin'. I can't hold back the grandparents though... she's already got baskets of gifts cluttering up the place. Beh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I totally stand by my crazy comment. Misschief said her friend spends an hour at a shopping centre every day staring at santa while constantly repeating "santa". An hour
    Every day. It's not some magical Christmas wonderland display; it's some old guy in a red suit at westfield.

    That conjures up a funny, but crazy image to me. She needs something else to pass her time.
    Just have to LOL at this mental picture.

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    From Santa $200 for both kids 1 big pres each n sticking fillers
    From us $50 both kids DS Is 5 n knows all about Santa DD just turned 1 last month so heaps from her bday n then Xmas too and the family goes over board with pres for kids they end up with so much


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    This year I have only spent between $150-$200 on DD but that is mainly due to finding super bargains, like her cam-corder I scored for $20

    Usually i spend about $300-$400 but that is spread out throughout the year and includes a new summer wardrobe, new books and school bag/lunch box, basically everything she will need for the following year.

    At 18 months, DD took it into her own hands after working out the fat man in the red suit gave toys and would run to any Santa she saw, put her hand out and say 'ta' this was all her doing though, I just found it way too cute to stop haha.

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    We did our shopping yesterday and spent approximately $400 on DD as a combination of us and santa presents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    We just never ever should forget what Christmas REALLY is about. Not about presents or good food. Just the birth of Jesus Christ. The rest is just extra's.
    Not for me....I make a point of making sure Christmas has NOTHING to do with JC or religious blah blah.

    For me Christmas is about magic and love

    I haven't "brainwashed" almost 2 yr old DD but she has seen enough Christmas stuff on TV and she knows who the fat dude in the red suit is and she puts her hands on her belly and shakes it like a bowl full of jelly as she says "ho ho ho ho"
    It's magical

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    Santa presents are small in our house. They are there, but small. My ds has been saying he wants wooden train track from Santa for a month, that's it. So, that's what he's getting - 2 packs of track. My dd is not yet 3 months old so she's just getting 2 little toys from Santa.

    I believe giving presents from parents is important - we give presents to other children (ds's cousins/aunts/uncles/grandparents) so we definitely give him some from us. There's no big present this year so I stocked up on lots of smaller things. Didn't keep track of spending like I should have though - really have no idea how much I've spent. It's all so tricky cause his birthday is 3 weeks after Christmas. By the end of January he's got heaps of new stuff and is a little overwhelmed. This year he's having a big party for his birthday for the first time (with all his kinder friends) and I didn't count on all those presents as well. I think he'll have a small number of birthday presents from us this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannonigans View Post
    Not for me....I make a point of making sure Christmas has NOTHING to do with JC or religious blah blah.

    For me Christmas is about magic and love


    What she said!!


 

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