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    MIL + husband $150
    FIL + partner $150
    BIL + SIL $150
    Niece 1 $75
    Niece 2 $70
    Nephew 1 $60
    Nephew 2 $60
    Mum $70
    Dad $60
    Sister + BIL $150
    Sister $70

    DH and I don't buy for each other because we don't really believe in doing gifts for adults at Christmas. We only really buy for our adult family members to keep the peace. We've broached the subject of not doing gifts a few times and it's never well received. We'd prefer no gifts and maybe just a nice card and a phone call/Skype session.

    But yeah, all up just over $1000.

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    Last year I didn't spend any money. We were tight financially and I had no savings, so it was either food and bills, or presents. Food and bills won out!

    This year I saved a little (not a lot, but a little) so I lashed out...

    Mum and Dad $265
    Nieces and Nephews x 8 $280 (total)
    Brothers and Sisters and Partners $180 (total)
    Husband $35
    Best friend $25
    Work KK $20
    Self $50 (Well, if kitchenware counts as 'for me' and not 'for us' lol.)

    I'll also be spending about $100 on food for the family lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    I have just finished my Xmas shopping yay. Here's what we spent in family:
    $130 dad
    $120 mum
    $100 brother
    $45 aunts x 2
    $250 DD 17 months old
    I also spent $300 on DH
    Totally blew our Xmas budget yesterday as I splurged on a $250 table and chairs set for DD. It's a bit extravagant but I figure it's practical and she will get years of use out of it and it has handy built in storage for all her crafty things. So we are now well and truly done!
    I also forgot to add to my original post that we paid half the cost of DH brother's flight over on Xmas eve (from London) so that was another grand. Xmas is looking decidedly expensive now

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Totally blew our Xmas budget yesterday as I splurged on a $250 table and chairs set for DD. It's a bit extravagant but I figure it's practical and she will get years of use out of it and it has handy built in storage for all her crafty things. So we are now well and truly done!
    I also forgot to add to my original post that we paid half the cost of DH brother's flight over on Xmas eve (from London) so that was another grand. Xmas is looking decidedly expensive now
    A good child's table is definetly worth it. We spent a fortune on a handmade one for dd when she was 1 and at 7 she still uses it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Poppy View Post
    A good child's table is definetly worth it. We spent a fortune on a handmade one for dd when she was 1 and at 7 she still uses it.
    Oh thank you that's good to know! I'd been eyeing this one off from hipkids all year and finally bought it for our living room so I really hope she uses it a lot

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    I feel a little grinchy this year but we are off to fiji in less than 2months so this Christmas has been rather tight.

    Dd 200
    Ds 50 (newborn)
    Dh 0
    Mum dad 100
    Sister 50
    Nieces and nephews 20 x 8

    And that's it we are skipping mil. Fil. Sil x 3 bil x 3 this year and they are not buying for us either.

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    We plan to spend $200 per child this year so that's $1000 for the 5 kids. Nothing on each other as far as I'm aware and I don't think we're buying for any adults in the extended family.

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    We always go overboard at Xmas. We say we won't each year but we do lol. I love giving gifts

    DD: probably about $1000, but that does include a 6 piece swing set
    DH: $500ish
    My mum and dad: $50 each
    Mil: about $50

    We're not buying for our adult siblings this year.

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    I always go overboard at Christmas!

    $2000 all up for DS1 & 2 (that includes a new laptop DS1 requires for school)

    $150 for 5 nieces and nephews

    $120 on my parents

    $100 2 secret santas with friends

    $40 teacher gifts

    $50 my best friend

    $150 DPs parents and brother

    $200 for DP and I

    I did cut down the number of people I buy for this year as previously it felt like I was buying for 20-30 people!

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    Default How much do you spend at Xmas?

    We spent a bit more on the kids each this year (bought iPads) plus little gifts so about 550 each. Usually we keep it in the 200-300 range.

    Spend about 100 each year on each of DHs parents (divorced - they get a canvas of the kids and a little gift each)

    Spend about 50 each on my two nephews.

    About 100 on my youngest BIL who is 11.

    We don't buy for anyone else. Family agreement with DHs family that siblings don't buy for each other (with the exception of the little one) and I don't have a family.

    And DH and I don't buy for each other either.


 

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