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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    I don't have a set amount I spend... I just have an idea of what I want to get in my head, and if it is $50 great, if it is $400 great.

    This year I spent $300 on each child. But last year I think it was about $100. And I forgot this year they are splitting their Christmas between ex-DH and I so they will be getting double the presents. I kind of feel they will end up with too much stuff this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Molly Coddle View Post
    Probably about $200 each this year, both Santa and us combined.
    Same.

    $200 gets DS a heap of good stuff. He's 15 months old so no expensive gadgets required. Also helps that I used to work for a toy company and still have access to good discounts!

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    Too much.
    I buy things all year and put them away. When I get them out at Christmas to wrap them, I am always shocked to see how much they have. Dh also makes something most years (so far a cubby, a sandpit and a spinning platform like you used to find in playgrounds when you were a kid. This year is a see saw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    Too much.
    I buy things all year and put them away. When I get them out at Christmas to wrap them, I am always shocked to see how much they have. Dh also makes something most years (so far a cubby, a sandpit and a spinning platform like you used to find in playgrounds when you were a kid. This year is a see saw)
    Aw I buy stuff during the year too but always end up giving it early! I am hopeless like that!

    Wow, your DH sounds talented. Your kids must love that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post

    It also helps that most of the schools in the Netherlands are either Christian or Catholic.
    I don't think that's a good thing.

    Seems like brainwashing to me. No wonder Geert Wilders has become so popular. Sad, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    It's like Easter Sunday and Monday. They just celebrate his birth on the 25th and have an extra day on the 26th. Here in Australia we have Christmas eve dinners on the 24th, whereas they do them on the 25th.
    Oh? Well we (in my little part of Australua) don't do anything christmas eve (except sing carols and peel spuds).

    Anyway, Australia is lot more multicultural than the Netherlands (particularly since the effective reversal of policy on multiculturalism in the Netherlands) and despite its origins, I would hypothesis that now Christmas day is celebrated as more than just the birth of JC for many Australian families.

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    I wasn't supposed to spend anything on dss . The deal was and he asked for it . No presents and we go to the sunshine coast for a holiday instead. But now I feel bad so I bought him a I pod and I draw for the wii.

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    DD's too young for Santa this year.

    We've spent around $600-700 on her this year (that includes one big item and 3 items under $50 each).

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    Honestly, I could work it out if I wanted, but I can't be bothered!
    Probably around $200 each for my girls and $20 for new bub (just a couple of books).
    I've got about 6 things for each of the girls' stockings and several happyland sets from ELC from us. I have bought virtually everything on special throughout the year.

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    Australia more multicultural? Hmmmmmm ok.


 

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