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    We dont do a price limit, we do a present limit (regardless of the cost).

    They each get 4 presents. We follow this:
    Something i want, Something i need
    Something to wear, Something to read.

    This year they are getting an outdoor playfort. As well as their 4 presents. They also get presents from Gma and Gpa and Nanny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverClogs View Post
    I think I spend far to much looking at everyone else. I do go OTT an DH tells me off every year!

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    This is normally the situation in our house every year.

    This thread has made me really want to cut down.. I'm setting myself a challenge! 😊


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    This year $140 on ds, $50 on dd, $20 joint present (pool). Have also got smaller stocking fillers ive been picking up over the year, they are afew dollars each. Will probably spend 50-100 more getting them things they need (shoes, hat, bag)

    Home made gifts from the kids to the adults on dads side - this year making decorations. Max $20 for craft supplies.

    No gifts between adults on mums side - and my 2 are the only kids so they will be spoilt rotten (we are still giving everyone a photo of the kids, and a $20 photo calendar from the kids to their grandma)

    Inlaws usually 50-100 combined.
    Dh siblings we dont buy for -- only for the kids. Our nephew - first xmas - interstate we have agreed his parents just buy something and label it from us and we do the same for our kids from them. (This year 20 each) Our nephew here - first xmas - we have spent 40 on him.

    Dh & I dont exchange presents.





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    I have spent about $280-300 on DS this year. Way too much maybe but I couldn't help it! And I know he'll love his presents.

    Also buy for my siblings, Nanna, and parents. Just buying everyone books and wine this year - have a family if avid readers and wine appreciators.

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    Usually we are quite generous, however this year we have really buckled down on our savings so we will only be buying for our parents and our nieces/nephews. We are buying two big presents for our daughter as she already has everything!

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    About $60-$70 each child for sticking presents and about $480 for their combined present from us.
    My family don't do Christmas presents (too many of us!), but I do get my parents presents. We also buy for DH's mum and sister.
    Somewhere around the $1000 mark all up.

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    DS is spoilt rotten, brand new dirt bike since hes way to big for his peewee. Plus all his other gifts from us at least 2k on DS alone and then theres 3 parents 200 on them each and my 8 step sibs 50 each on them and I over spend on my 3 year old half brother as well around 400ish.

    Dh is getting a voucher for 1500 to spend at TJM he wants new things for his 4wd.


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    Hmm, not a lot. We will buy/have bought for DD ($2 so far, maybe up to about $30), my sister & BIL (max $30 combined), MIL, FIL, FIL's partner, 3 young SIL (8-11), my parents, maybe something small for each other.

    So as an estimate, an absolute maximum of $200 total. Probably less.
    None of our family NEEDS anything they don't have, and we're not going to spend a lot of money on buying things just for the sake of it. As far as I'm concerned, the thought & effort is what matters... if we don't find things that would be really good for a particular person, then we generally won't get them anything. We will though be seeing each of the family members who is important to us, which is the best gift from my perspective.

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    I'm cash conscious so I try to keep any gifts under $20. But I also put a heap of thought into things and go crazy looking for that perfect present. Usually I stockpile during the year - I find that prices are a bit more reasonable during the year and you can catch the sales too.

    DS has only just turned 1 so we haven't really got a Christmas budget for him yet. Last year he got a pile of books that cost about $50. I imagine that'll change from now on! (That reminds me: I haven't got a clue as to what he's getting for Christmas ...)

    This year I'm skipping the presents and everyone's getting cookies. I have a pretty big extended family who all try to outdo each other with presents and, quite frankly, ain't nobody got time for that! Even buying just for the kids, it can run up over $300 - add in wrapping paper and miscellany, and I can't even imagine.

    The grandparents and godparents are getting hardcover coffee table scrapbooks of DS's first year. I managed to find a place that has excellent prices and fantastic quality and I spent a week scrapping the damn things. I don't even CARE ANYMORE.


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    DS $200-$250
    DSS $200-$250 (this year went a little over).
    Mum $50-$100
    Dad $50-$100
    DP $50-$100

    I buy my 3 nephews a Christmas lolly stocking each year.


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