So with the toy sales coming up I have 2 nieces and 3 nephews to buy for, just wondering if anyone agrees on an amount with siblings on a max to spend on kids? Or weather you just buy what you are going to and that's that?
Just a curious, I spend way too much on my nieces and nephews lol sometimes $50 each, could that make their parents uncomfortable?
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19-06-2012 08:25 #1
19-06-2012 08:44 #2
I think $20 is a fair amount for relatives. I wont spend more that $15 on a friends childs present
19-06-2012 08:53 #3
I only have 1 niece and no other family children to buy for except my own.
What my sister and I decided last christmas is the kids buy each other presents (or I buy them for them to give). Last year we decided on $30. So my neice gave DD1, DD2 & DD3 presents @ about $30 each and each of mine gave their cousin a present @ about $30 each. (Mine give each other presents too so it does add up but I think its fair)
19-06-2012 09:03 #4Senior Member
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I personally hate when ppl spend too much because then I feel obliged to do the same back
19-06-2012 09:16 #5
19-06-2012 10:44 #6
Agree with the parents of children what is an acceptable amount
With my sisters and brothers kids we spend $50 on each kid for Xmas and birthdays but with my cousins children I only spend about $20-30, we have agreed on this amount
I only have to buy for 4 children however if I was buying for a lot more than that then it would be less (my GF has 12 nieces and nephews so spends less which is reasonable!)
19-06-2012 10:54 #7
We just buy whatever, I wouldn't have any idea how much my brother and sister spend on DSS. I gave 6 nieces and spend around $100 on each, it's way too much but I work hard and enjoy buying them nice things. We dont buy for adults in our family though, it's all about the kids
19-06-2012 10:54 #8
With DH nieces and nephews, 6 altogether, we now do a secret Santa type thing so each child, 9 altogether, buy for one of their cousins. So we have three kids, therefor we buy 3 presents not 6... We have agreed $30- each child. It was getting too much and some are now teenagers and all they want is $$$!
I have no nieces or nephews on my side.
19-06-2012 11:20 #9
Thanks! You have all helped a lot :-)
We do secret Santa too which I forgot about on DH side of the fam with. The kids, we buy to pressies, lol and the ages very so that will have to happen later in the year :-)
19-06-2012 12:09 #10-
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Im blessed to not have any nieces/nephews or other family to buy for, other than my parents.
Yet if I had to, I would buy something small for each child of equal value.
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