Do you make sure all your kids' presents are 'even'?
I'm just about to wrap all my kids presents, I've laid them all out and realised that one child's 'Santa present' is more $$ than the other kids Santa present. It also is a lot bigger, not that they probably mind that so much. The cost *may* be something they notice, but I'm not sure if it would bother them tbh as every other year I've managed to get it really even.
WDYT? Do I need to rush out to the shops to even it up a bit?
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18-12-2015 16:49 #1Senior Member
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Another Christmas present question
18-12-2015 17:14 #2
I try and make mine fairly even.
The reason my older DD is getting the new 3DS is because her sister was getting too much. We didn't realise, until I put it all out on the bed.
I don't know what I would do if I were you, but I did equal it up a bit.
18-12-2015 17:53 #3
Cost-wise, yes even.
Santa doesn't bring big gifts though so we put a limit (say $150 each) and they get what they get from their list.
18-12-2015 17:58 #4
I think it depends on the age of the children. Younger kids I think I'd worry more about making the number of gifts the same rather than value. Older kids I'd probably try to even out the value.
18-12-2015 18:05 #5
Normally I do but this year we've had a really tight budget and so DD's santa present is $70 whereas DS1 and DS2 are only $20 each. At least they are all getting exactly what they've asked for
18-12-2015 18:13 #6
Not cost wise but I make sure they have the same amount of gifts. Either 3 or 4 from santa
18-12-2015 21:17 #7Senior Member
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OK so I just couldn't deal with the unevenness so I've just been rushing around all evening getting an extra few things, and now I feel much better lol. Thanks all.
Now to wrap everything!
18-12-2015 22:07 #8
As i got older I noticed that my sister always got noticeably more expensive presents than me. I never mentioned it to my parents but it did hurt.
18-12-2015 22:08 #9
I stress over this every year! I've got my two boys a fair few Xbox games and the new Lego dimensions thing with extra accessories to share, as well as heaps of individual presents but haven't got anything similar to the Xbox haul for DD. I have got her large presents though and she has lots more stocking fillers so I'm hoping she won't notice. *restrains self from buying anything else*
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