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WipsGlitter Mon 24-Nov-14 17:41:35

I've seen lots if threads about people with huge lists to buy for and was wondering what was the 'norm'. Aside from santa for the kids I get:

My mum
My sister - £10 limit
My bil - £10 limit
Three nieces
One nephew
DP
Secret Santa for DP's side of the family
Work secret Santa
One friend - maybe she lives abroad so I have to be organised!

DP gets his dad and the family secret Santa ( he will spend more on his dad than mine combined!)
Me

montymum Mon 24-Nov-14 17:54:48

Dh
ds
Mum
dad
step dad
grandma
sisters x 2
sil x 2
Bil x 2
Mil
fil
husbands grand parents
4 x nieces
2 x nephews
One friend
my wonderful teaching assistant
4 x friends children
we both gave fairly large families, we usually get most things bought in one day though.

curiousgeorgie Mon 24-Nov-14 17:56:28

DH
DD1 (4)
DD2 (18 months)
DDog
Mum
Stepdad
Brother & girlfriend
3 nephews
Brothers ex
Brother 2
Brother 3
1 niece
Nan
Mil
FIL
BIL
SIL
Another nephew
Cousin 1, husband & 2 kids
Cousin 2, husband & 2 kids
Cousin 3, wife & 3 kids
Cousin 4 & husband
Best friend & boyfriend
Other best friend
Friend, husband & 2 kids
Friend, husband & 2 kids
Friend, husband & 3 kids
Friend, husband & 1 child
Friend & husband
Aunt
3 other children (close friends of DD1)

51 people. And I'm sure I've missed a couple! I've been buying bits since August.

WipsGlitter Mon 24-Nov-14 17:57:23

OMG. That's loads! My friend and I agreed we wouldn't do presents for the kids when they were little because they got so much!

meglet Mon 24-Nov-14 18:04:11

DS
DD
Mum
Stepdad
Stepmum
Stepgran
Money for the teenage cousins
Plus a few little bits for teachers / TA's and the beaver leaders.

I refuse to do office secret santa (we're all employed adults with enough stuff) and I'm not buying my sister presents anymore.

WipsGlitter Mon 24-Nov-14 18:04:20

Double OMG curious that's loaves and loads. Are you sure they all still want to do presents??

curiousgeorgie Mon 24-Nov-14 18:08:49

Well, last year I didn't buy for a few of the adults and they bought for us, and we had to have a mad Sainsbury's dash on Christmas Eve to rectify it!

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Mon 24-Nov-14 18:09:14

Dd's 1&2
Dh
Mum
Fil
Fucking Shitty secret Santa at work.

WhoeverYouWantMeToBe Mon 24-Nov-14 18:12:28

DP
DS (10)
Mum
Dad
Brother
Nan
DS's dad
3 x friends.

I have a tiny list and it still feels stressful sometimes!

curiousgeorgie Mon 24-Nov-14 18:12:55

Actually, I didn't include DD's nursery teachers. But there are 4 of them... Do I buy for all 4?

SouthernOne Mon 24-Nov-14 18:14:25

24 in total, 21 family members and 3 friends

RubMyLamp Mon 24-Nov-14 18:19:46

DH
DSS
DD1
DD2
DNeph
DNiece
DSis1
DSis2
DSis3
DSis4
DSis5
DSIL&DP
DSIL&DP
DBIL&his DW
My Dad & his DW
My Grandparents
DHs Dad & DP
DHs Mum & DP
My best friend, her DP & 2DCs

28.

CelibacyCakeAndElevatorMuzac Mon 24-Nov-14 18:23:40

DD
DS
MUM
DAD
DB
SIL
Grandma
Grandad
Cousins (children) 9
friends (children) 6
Friends (adult) 7

So 30 people shock

I never realised. I thought I had a small list.

In fairness the children all get presents under £5, usually in sales, that I buy throughout the year.

I save with Park, I use vouchers for the rest and tend to do the Boots 3 for 2 offer for my friends.

BathshebaDarkstone Mon 24-Nov-14 18:25:17

3. DC and DH. smile

FairyPenguin Mon 24-Nov-14 18:25:59

Immediate family on both sides plus close friends' children = 13. Not bad!

ClashCityRocker Mon 24-Nov-14 18:27:36

DH
DM
Mil
Fil
DB
DSIL
DSIL
Dbil
Dn
Dn
Dn
Dgd
Dgs
Df
Dsm

15!

MrsDumbledore Mon 24-Nov-14 18:28:28

Between us, dh and I get each other plus
Dd
Mum And Dad
Mil
Sister And Bil
Sil And Sil's partner
Nephew
Grandparents in law
My best friend's 2 kids (one is my goddaughte)
A secret santa for one of the kids from our nct group

So 13 people. Next year 15 as my sister and I are both pregnant! also do a charity donation instead of present for my uncle and his family. Some years there is a work secret santa, but not this year.

Awks Mon 24-Nov-14 18:30:15

dh
dd1
dd2
mum
dad
mil
niece x 3
nephew
friend x 2
neighbours kids x 3
god daughter
friends kids x 5
team at work x 5

26

bananapickle84 Mon 24-Nov-14 18:32:02

DH
DH's Parents (Joint present)
Parents (Again joint present)
BIL
Secret Santa for my siblings (x2 as I get someone and so does my DH as it includes partners)
3 x Nephews
3 x Nieces
Godson
Friend x 1
I then make gingerbread biscuits for friends and DD's friends, which equates to about 200 biscuits but it's good fun and has been made easier this year now I've discovered IKEA do pre-made gingerbread dough :-)

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Mon 24-Nov-14 18:32:51

My 2kids and parents.

There is a perk to not having many friends grin and far to many nieces and nephews that it would be just stress for all

CleaninQueen Mon 24-Nov-14 18:33:07

Dh
DSD
My mum
My step dad
My brother
Mil
Fil
Sil
Bil
Nephew
Grandma
Grandad
Dh grandad
Dh grandma
Cousin x3
My uncle
Secret Santa at work

CleaninQueen Mon 24-Nov-14 18:33:40

Close friends x6
Friends children x5

Letthemtalk Mon 24-Nov-14 18:36:39

DP
DD1
DD2
Brother & gf
2x nephew
3xneices
2x sil
2xbil
DM
Dmil
2 teachers
Secret Santa

19!! Never added it up before. Just as well I did this list, had forgotten about one of the bils!

xalyssx Mon 24-Nov-14 18:36:57

DP
DS1
DS2
DM
DF
DMIL
SIL
FIL
Granny
Dp's nan
Dp's best mate
My friends x 3
XP
XP's grandad
XP's DGPs
XMIL & XFIL
XMIL's sister and her partner
XP's cousins x 6

(XP is DS1's dad, and has ASD)

So 28 people. And they all have autumn/winter birthdays!

HeyheyheyGoodbye Mon 24-Nov-14 18:37:57

DM
DH
DMIL
DPIL
DBIL x 2
DSIL x 2
DH's Gran
Aunts x 2
Cousins x 2
Cousins' kids x 2
Friend&DH x 4
Friends' kids x 4
Family friends x 4

Flamin' eck fhmm

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