This year we are going on our first ever overseas holiday in January so I didn't want to spend much on Christmas. Yesterday I caved in and bought the kids a scooter each for $45, so $135.
But both of my girls get:
New summer pj's
Couple of outfits for summer
New towels for the beach or pool
Sometimes new swimming costumes, not this year
Books to encourage reading
so plenty of it is stuff they need rather than want.
Some toys as well.
Struggling to justify how much they have- sometimes things don't even get taken out of the box.
A trampoline to share.
Ds1 is getting a truck with some little cars in it, plus heaps of matchbox cars for his stocking, plus he saw a fire truck in Kmart he wants so I'll get him that too.
Dd is getting a Jump in muddy puddles Peppa, a playdough set, barbie, bubbles and lip balm for her stocking.
Ds2 is getting a truck, plus heaps of matchbox cars for his stocking. I'll also pick him up something tomorrow too.
We try not to go overboard at christmas time because half of the toys don't get played with.
DD is 21 months and is getting:
Tee pee -$100
Peppa Pig talking soft toy -$30
My little pony - $40
Garden water play mat and flower sprinkler - $30
Bucket and spade - $4
Plastic sit on 'bike' (no pedals) - $9
I'm scared to see what the grandparents get her! DD doesn't need any more toys really. Unsure what to buy her for her 2nd birthday in March. I hate stockpiling toys and she has enough clothes.
I think next year she gets one present from us and one from Santa I'd rather buy toys for the wishing tree for kids who really need it.
Me 31, He 34, DD 21 months, waiting for just 1 more to complete our family.
Both girls are getting some handmade shirts, books, letter/number magnets, summer pjs and new bathers. Total about $ 200 for both kids. I've got a 1yo & 3yo.
We did tho all fly to Victoria to spend Christmas on the family farm... return flights $1600!!!
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DD isn't actually get anything! Well not on Christmas day anyway. We're getting her a baby seat for the back of my husband's bike but we won't be able to sort it until new year as the bike is in storage
Luckily she's got no idea what's going on at her and anyway, she'll be getting heaps so stuff from other people.
DD -LOTR stuff, quite a bit, costing quite a bit lol hunger games trilogy, a bike and helmet, a billabong bag
DS - an ipod, a bike, skylanders figures, octonauts stuff, a rip curl bag
I spent about 800 for both of them. When kids are little they are easily pleased. When mine were small I was shocked what some spent. Then my kids hit school. They want ipods, bikes, phones and expensive stuff.
DD is getting a power rangers costume, a board game, a hockey stick, a heap of books, a few other bits and pieces including stationery, clothes etc. all up I think I've spent about $250
Love seeing what other kids are into
Disney infinity wii game
I've sewed him a game storage bag and a hat and some pjs.
Star Wars pencils
Star Wars Yoda DVD
Ds1 2 yrs
From us- ikea kids kitchen
Sewed him a hat, pjs and a draw string bag
Peppa pig beanie toy
Peppa pig DVD
Pencils and paper
What's that, around $150 ish each. Adds up quickly. But like a lot of others there are some practical things there that they do need.
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