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How many adults do you buy for and how much do you spend?

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brokenshoes Fri 22-Nov-13 16:28:36

Between us, DH and I buy presents for:

Each other
My parents / PILs
My sister
His sister
Two grandads

We spend about £20 per head. Doesn't sound much each, but just realised that's £200!

NewChoos Sat 23-Nov-13 21:20:36

Loads, IL's are very generous, we try to be very thoughtful back.
PIL £150
SIL £120 ish (single, we buy her lots as she buys for all of us).
SIL (plus her DH and DN) £150

Finally managed to get my sisters to agree to no presents last year, still buying for adult nephews and nieces though so approx £100 (Although never see 2x nephews!!).
BF £35 molton Brown gift set
DH no set budget but we really both have said we don't need anything this year.
DS £300
Baby DD £100
oh and Nursery 8x approx £5 presents.

AuditAngel Sat 23-Nov-13 21:49:58

For my family:
Dad a book £15, usually accompanied by tin of sweets
DM black pearl necklace (€10 in market in Greece)
DSis1 amethyst necklace and bracelet (€10 in market in Greece)
DSis2 not saying as she comes on here grin
DB nothing
BIL book £5
DNephew book £6
DN wife silly socks £4

DH about £350 on various including new ski jacket plus gloves and base layer, body warmer plus stocking

Then for DH's family it is a £50 secret santa from each of us.

Plus I have got a groupon voucher for photo calendars for DM, MIL and assorted aunties and cousins abroad

Bumblequeen Sat 23-Nov-13 23:10:05

We stopped buying gifts for each other several years ago. We buy for the dc and focus on having nice food and drink.

As a teen/in my early 20's, I enjoyed buying gifts for friends/family. I do miss those days less responsibilities and more money.

PassTheBaileys Sun 24-Nov-13 10:58:27

Sisters x3
Stepgrandparents x4
Family friends x7
My parents I spend 20
Sisters around 15
Everyone else between 5 and 10
I actually buy for quite afew people and thats not including kids shock

Bertrude Sun 24-Nov-13 11:13:38

4 x parents
4 x siblings (28 - 34 years old)
100 quid each, 3 things to open each.

6 adult friends (we are a group of 4 childless couples and are all expats so few if any pressies from family to open), max 20 quid each, but it MUST be the most ridiculous thing possible. Last year one bloke received a USB hub that looked like anal beads. I got a she-wee.

Then husband and he gets stupid amounts spent on him because he has expensive tastes

lade Sun 24-Nov-13 19:34:56

I buy for:

Mum, dad and brother. About £50 - £75 each.

My grandparents (x2) about £20 - £30 each.

My aunt and her family £20 (family gift)

DH about £100

DH sorts out his own family.

I don't subscribe to the Christmas is for kids philosophy. Personally, I like to show my appreciation to my parents for Christmas as they do so much to help. Of course, I try all year round and buy my mum the odd bunch of flowers every now and then, just to say thanks, but it's so easy for life to get into the way. Christmas is a nice time of giving, and to say thanks for all the things they do for us.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Sun 24-Nov-13 19:50:09

DH - not sure but keeping it small as we are both getting new iPhones <£100 - stockingy bits
My parents-£30 on my mum and about £90 on my dad this yr (joint with Xmas, special present this year)
His parents - About £25 plus some digital family photos on a USB stick
DS godparents - about £20 (food hamper)
Dsis and BIL - about £20
BIL1- £28 on a shaving set
BIL2 and DW-to-be - about £25 (food hamper in a big baking dish)

So usually £20-30 per person/couple

plus DS, a niece and nephew, and a few tiny token presents for extended family we are seeing on Xmas day

Hadn't thought about how much it adds up!! But really pleased with presents chosen this year and I love giving gifts!

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