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    I normally give about 10 gifts. Normally one or two "big" things and then just smaller things. Really depends on what I can think of though

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    Dd1 is the next birthday in this house, she is turning 8. He present list is a bike, helmet, swimmers, skirt, tshirt, undies lol

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    It depends if I was to give a big thing like a bike she would get a bike, helmet and a small $5-$10 thing. If she's not get a big thing like a bike she'd get around 5-6 gifts. I usually like to give her a big present for bdays. Only once has she gotten more smaller things. I don't set a budget I just get what I want/ she wants.

    She also gets a new outfit to wear for her birthday.


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    Usually two things.

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    It depends on the year. I usually spend around $600 per child. I have no family and their dad doesn't give them even a card. I get them a big lego set and some more expensive items like wii U games ect. In January, my daughter is getting a lego set and a new Ipad.

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    We do the want, wear, read, need thing too.

    Plus they get to choose either a party or a big family activity (i.e. theme park)

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    My DD just turned 6 and we gave her a Furby, set of smiggle textas and Anna and Elsa (barbie type) dolls. Last night she asked me why we only gave her 4 presents. I explained to her that her Furby cost a lot of money so she didnt get lots of little presents but one expensive present and a few little presents. I also explained that she got lots of presents from her family and friends so she really didnt miss out. This is the first year she has questioned the number of presents. I dont think she was complaining though, just thinking about it really.

    FTR we dont tend to go overboard on the number of presents for Christmas or birthdays. Last Christmas there were 5 wrapped santa presents, plus a stocking of little things.

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    Wow, I must be the cruelest parent around! DD only gets one present from me for her birthday and one present for Christmas. I don't have a set rule regarding price. Last year she got a handmaiden mermaid doll from etsy ($30ish), this year I made her a dollhouse ($40worth of materials). The one present policy is extended to family and friends too. They know I don't like consumerism or waste, so they are generally pretty good with buying dd one thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nudge88 View Post
    Wow, I must be the cruelest parent around! DD only gets one present from me for her birthday and one present for Christmas. I don't have a set rule regarding price. Last year she got a handmaiden mermaid doll from etsy ($30ish), this year I made her a dollhouse ($40worth of materials). The one present policy is extended to family and friends too. They know I don't like consumerism or waste, so they are generally pretty good with buying dd one thing.
    I dont think you're cruel at all, I think its wonderful!

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    Wow at all these answers!! It's never even crossed my mind to spend big bucks on their presents for a multitude of reasons. 1- can't afford it (how do I find $600 for a birthday present) and 2- it feels unnecessary to me. Not bashing the people on here who are - all power to you but I've never dreamt of such a thing! In the end it's not really about the price tag but whether or not the child will enjoy it.

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