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 said <$20 for Santa because DS is too young to understand.

    This year we spent about $1,000 on him, but that included a trampoline.

    I think we'll probably keep it to around $500 per child, combined Santa/Us presents each year (which would include joint big presents out of that total)

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    Santa has spent about $100 on DD. I'm not planning on giving her anything, as I noticed under my parents' tree there is a HUGE pile of gifts with DD's name on them (we will be there christmas morning) There's no way she will notice if I don't give her anything so why would I waste the money?? lol

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    About $50 from me and $150 from Santa... i just had NO idea what to get her this year and I figured being an only child with 3 sets of grandparents and 9 uncles and aunties she will get more then she needs!

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    -- I thought Santa had elves that made all of the toys fro him!?

    ...I didn't realise you had to pay him!

    Ooooops -- no wonder he hasn't visited here

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    Santa gets all the credit in this house
    I spent around 150 each child
    This year I struggled to get present as they got so much for their birthdays (september and November) and my family spoils them

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    At this stage nothing this year.

    He is the only grandchild on both sides, so will have those presents plus from my partner's siblings.

    His 3rd birthday was in September anyway, but I get him little things throughout the year, eg. A dvd, matchbox car, plastic animal.

    He doesn't really understand the santa thing, probably because I haven't explained it to him. I'm not boycotting santa, but it hasn't come up. Oh, except at the shops, where he wearily considers him from a distance. Today we Could go within 10m without him freaking out, and he said "santa's not scary. He's just a man." Not sure where that came from.

    Anyway, that was a long answer but I wanted to explain that no present wasn't due to poverty or deprivation. We just don't really get into Christmas.

    in any event, I should save my money on presents now as no doubt Christmas gets more expensive as they get older.

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    Santa $100 -$250 us depends on list but easily another $300- 1000 yep there's been some big ticket items but unless it's her bday she gets nothing. Plus computers etc have to Chrissy presents .

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    I honestly wouldn't know as I usually just pick things up as I see them in the months leading up to Christmas. So I guess I have no set amount and I definitely don't spend equal amounts per child as it just depends on what I've bought each one really.

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    About $100 from us and $30odd for her Santa gift. This is the first year we've really spent much. Her first Xmas we just rewrapped toys she already had Because she is our first she gets so much stuff through the year for no reason anyway eg trampoline etc and she hasn't really been that excited about Xmas and Santa until this year.

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    I just added everything up. Don't tell hubby. $250 on DS1, $200 on DS2. I've been buying and paying off things slowly so it has added up. Really hoping hubby doesn't lose it if he finds out.


 

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