This year we spent about $1600 between our kiddies for Christmas, all of which they will think came from Santa. DD is too young to understand this year and DS is just getting the idea. I guess we spend roughly the same amount on them for their birthdays, but thats all they get all year. I am not someone who buys anything much for my kids through the year. I don't shop according to what I spend kind of thing though.... I buy them what I think they will enjoy. I know it might sound excessive and my husband and I are far from 'well off' financially (I put on laybys throughout the year and pay them off that way). I don't think its excessive, if I had more money I would probably spend more. But its not about the money for me, its about the enjoyment my kids will get from their presents DH and I don't get anything for Christmas usually cause we can't afford it.
I'm too scared to add it up.. We tried to stick to a $200 limit for each child but I know for a fact that DS1 has gone waaaaaay over that!
Whoops! I love christmas though and always go overboard and we really don't buy them much other than Xmas and b'days.
over excited (21-12-2011)
This year we have spent $3000 but $2300 of that was on a trampoline. DS is 3 and is only just understanding Santa and Christmas but we just say its all from us bar one present which will be from Santa. Obviously we wont be spending this much every year, from now on we will prob spend around $1000. He doesn't get much throughout the year and we never buy up big on all the plasticy type toys, lego is usually the only plastic type thing he gets. We live in the country on acreage so he gets a lot of outdoor things!
Probably anywhere between $500-$1000 if I'm honest. The way I see it is...there will be times when you can afford that much, and times when you can't. Just roll with the good times
Oh, and all from Santa, too
id say we spent about 200 on DD1 and 100 on DD2.
santa is bringing them a swingset to share that was 350
I don't like Santa getting all the glory.
My children have one present from Santa, $50 max.
My daughter wanted a baby that has one of those trike things and she wanted that. That's her Santa present. From us, she is getting a littlest pet shop figurine, 2 board games, a dump truck and some clothes.
My son is getting an aeroplane from Santa. From us he is getting a toy digger, a little trike with a trailer and some clothes.
I bought both a portable DVD player for the car. My son has no interest in tv, but I'm hoping it will keep him occupied when I visit my parents who live about 1.5 hours away.
I bought everything this year in toy sales, apart from clothes, so about $300 in total was spent on toys. That's enough IMO, they don't need it.
Last edited by BigRedV; 21-12-2011 at 21:10.
$600-700 on each child (3yo & 18mo)
Little Boys Blue (21-12-2011)
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