my sil are very close and both have four kids each. we agreed on a 30 amount but give or take a bit so really its a 20/40 bracket. since we were first to have kids we decided that and now i just do the same with other siblings.
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19-06-2012 12:47 #11Senior Member
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19-06-2012 13:00 #12
My side we spend more as we all go overboard on celebrating birthdays/Xmas , DH side a lot less but still about $60 each kid
19-06-2012 14:47 #13
We don't have an agreed amount. We're all in different financial positions, and I have 3 kids (or will by xmas) whereas my brother only has 1 for example, so expecting him to pay $x for 3 kids and me only pay $x for his one isn't fair either. I just buy whatever I think my little nieces and nephews will like most, and don't care if my kids get back a $2 present. It's all the same to them, it's still something they will use and enjoy, and as kids they have no clue what things cost and are grateful for anything. Gifts are supposed to be about the kids to me, not a spending competition between me and my siblings. If they ever say I've spent too much, I just stick my tongue out and tell them that it's my aunty-duty to spoil them.
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19-06-2012 14:50 #14
we have 20-30 dollar limit but i dont stick to it lol
you only live once...
but if you do it right ~ once is enough.
19-06-2012 15:23 #15
We have no set limit and it depends on financial situations.
I usually spend $40-$50 on my 3 nephews for Christmas and birthdays but dont expect that much to be spent on my daughter as we are in a better financial position
19-06-2012 15:41 #16
I know my family would definitely spend more than $100 on my kids but they are quite involved in their lives. $30 sounds fine if you don't have much to do with them.
I don't think presents have to be equal value but do have to "look" equal.
19-06-2012 15:45 #17
usually no more then 50. but i dont go looking for something that is that exactly might be less might be a little more.
19-06-2012 15:48 #18Senior Member
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In our family and extended family my ds is the only child/toddler so we don't bother with the toy sales but for christmas we will probably spend about $100-150 on him.
But if i did have any niece's or nephews i would probably spend between $20-50.
19-06-2012 15:56 #19
I'm jealous, you get to choose an amount!
For DD's cousins we get a list of things to choose from, listed in order of price. You have to let their mum know what you're buying a few weeks before Christmas so she can make sure the kuds get everything they want. If you buy something that's already been checked off, you have to return it, and buy something else.
We cause a riot by disrupting the system every Christmas. We utterly ignore the list and buy them other stuff. Last year we were "assigned" a Barbie stylin' salon.
We bought them pink tinted, fairy floss scented glittery soap that had unicorn toys hidden in the middle. After you use the soap you reveal the toy. They were going through a no-wash stage so we thought that would get them in the bath.
The kids were rapt and insisted on an early bath time. Their mum had a sook
19-06-2012 15:59 #20
For my nieces and nephews birthdays I spend $30 and for Xmas its $50. I have no children of my own and buy for 8 kiddies.
TL-maybe this year you could do your own list
~baby clothes. Must be brand new and only label brands (no cheap sh!t).
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