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How much do you spend on presents at Christmas

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Empress13 Mon 28-Nov-16 07:05:51

Just that really. How much do you spend on each person e.g. Child, partner, mum, dad, siblings etc

FrogTime Mon 28-Nov-16 07:10:31

Child is only 1 and has had a £45 activity centre to crawl around it and a few little books etc so about £60 total. Me and DH set a £50 limit and everyone else is £20 smile

Bauble16 Mon 28-Nov-16 08:38:13

300 on each dc but that includes stocking and Xmas eve pj's etc.

£100 on DH and £10 on everyone else, parents get £15 though. I've a huge family so big gestures aren't possible

HandbagCrazy Mon 28-Nov-16 10:12:17

No dc here.
£100-150 on DH
£15 on parents / siblings / nephew / nieces (or £25-30 if doing joint presents like hampers)
£10-15 each on auntie & cousin
£5-10 on babies (there are 4 to buy for this year)

All together Christmas will cost around £250-300 this year fsmile

What do you spend OP?

delilahbucket Mon 28-Nov-16 10:56:19

Dp I think I've spent about £250, ds about £350, my family couples £40, nieces and nephews £30-40 each and DPs family we do a secret Santa so £20

cottencandy55 Mon 28-Nov-16 11:00:58

Dc about £350 each dp £150 dm £100 dsis£50 nephews £30 each everyone else plus friends £5-£10

harverina Mon 28-Nov-16 11:06:26

This year I have probably spent around £200 in dd2 and £250 on dd1 - this includes Xmas jammies and their stockings etc.

We spend about £70 each on my in laws and my mum and her partner.

DH and I are buying a new camera this year which will be a joint present. It's much more than we usually spend. We will buy a couple of extras too as a surprise which would usually be around £40. I would spend much more if I could afford it to be honest.

Maryann1975 Mon 28-Nov-16 21:32:48

I reckon between the three dc we have spent about £900-£1k between them. They don't get much, if anything through the year and what they asked for we could afford so have splashed out this year. Last year was probably less than half that much. We don't have set amounts for people generally, have spent £150 on my brother (who hasn't had a Christmas present for about 4 years as there is nothing he wanted and has set up home this year) but will spend no more than £10 no bil and sil. Nieces and nephews up to £20, depending on age, older ones, cash, younger ones toy up to £10. Parents, not decided yet, but anywhere between £15-£50 depending on what we get for them.
Dh tends to spend more on me than I do on him, but I think that is more because he is thanking me for sorting his Christmas out. He only has to worry about my gift. I worry about EVERYONE else and sort out the whole festive period, food, entertaining, hosting events etc.
I only spend what we can afford and this changes year by year.

MsHybridFanGirl Mon 28-Nov-16 22:09:03

DD £300 this year so far. May spend more. She has a chronic illness and deals with it so well that I like to spoil her. Mum and brother £50 each, grandad £25, all other extended family between £5 and £25. Present for ex (from DD) around £50 and he usually spends about £100 on me.

All together about £500-£600. This is bargain shopping with discounts, codes etc so what I've bought for everyone is worth a lot more. I've only paid full price for one item.

wobblywonderwoman Mon 28-Nov-16 22:12:19

I spend 100 on dh

30 each on work colleagues (two) and twenty on another. I couldnt do my job without them.

Then 70 each on DC - pre school age I got in sales

Dh sorts his side of things out. I cut out all other gifts except wine for neighbours and about 30 for childminder.

ColdCottage Mon 28-Nov-16 23:06:50

Wow people spend a lot.

I don't spend as much these days but even even I had a very well paid job in the city I never spent more than about £60-£80 on anyone be that my husband or mother.

I've not stated shopping properly this year but for close family including my 2 year old I will spend about £30 each maybe a bit more on DS with the odd bits and pieces but even £30 feels a lot for a a 2 year old (who already has so many toys he has been given) and who will get more from family come Christmas Day.

As much as I enjoy buying and giving gifts for people - especially if it's something you know they will really love and are expecting, Christmas is more about seeing family and friends, spending time together and sharing lots of yummy food rather than the gifts.

Everyone to their own, whatever makes you happy and doesn't put you in debt (ideally, I know this isn't an option for some people to even enable them to give their children something small to open come Christmas morning sadly).

ColdCottage Mon 28-Nov-16 23:09:10

*aren't expecting (plus other typos whoops)

ColdCottage Mon 28-Nov-16 23:11:04

^^ "^Christmas is more about seeing family and friends, spending time together and sharing lots of yummy food rather than the gifts.^"..For me.

Buttercupsandaisies Mon 28-Nov-16 23:13:29

DDs aged 9&11 - between £500 and £700 each - big tech stuff this year

£20 on each of 8 nieces and nephews

£75 mum and dad each

£100 dh

Equimum Tue 29-Nov-16 08:23:28

Approximately £120 on DS1 (4)
Approximately £60 on DD2 (1)
£44 on DH
£25 on DM
£40 on PIL (they are sharing a photo that my mum also has, so not getting less each)
£20 on Dniece

Famalam13 Tue 29-Nov-16 09:36:00

DH - £100
DS (10mo) - £60 (will be under this as got his main present with a voucher)
DCats - £5
Parents - £20 each
Grandparents - £15 each
Brothers - £20 each
Friends and work colleagues - £10 each
Secret Santa - £20

I don't have to go up to the full amount though. If I find the perfect present for less then I can save some money smile

Maxwellthecat Tue 29-Nov-16 09:40:00


I spend about £100 on DH
£50 on DS and two nieces (each not all together)
£50 on DM
£15 on grandma and five aunties
£15 on 5 friends
£50 on mil and fil

Sooooo that's more expensive than I thought. I save for it all year though.

Maxwellthecat Tue 29-Nov-16 09:40:53

Forgot the cats!!!

This year we got them an advent calendar, a special Christmas dinner and a new cat bed so £50 eeeeek

HearTheThunderRoar Tue 29-Nov-16 09:51:17

£75 on DD (17)
£10 on my mum - I buy her a calendar each year, she's in a rest home with little space.
£20 on a couple of friends (token gifts)
= £105

All my nieces and nephews are adults, my brothers and I haven't exchanged gifts in about 30 years.

I am low income though and am a single parent.

KikiNeedsABroom Tue 29-Nov-16 12:57:46

About £50 per child and same for DH. Then Father Christmas buys small people something extra - this year that is £35. MIL has had about £30 spent on her and for the rest just token presents. Children will also choose something for each other for about £15.

TheChristmasCardy Tue 29-Nov-16 13:16:03

About £100 each on the DC, roughly. I don't particularly keep a tally.
DC will also choose each other a present, around £10-£15 each

DH will have 3 presents, one from each DC, one from me. If DC choose small things, I will get DH something bigger from me, otherwise mine will be a token present. Probably around £50 altogether for the 3 things.
DH will do the same for me, three presents, from him and DC.

Nephews and nieces, godchildren, a couple of close friends' kids: around £10 - £15 each.

DH's adult family members, and a couple of close friends of ours, around £10 each.

My adult family members around £15 - £25 each. I might spend a bit more on my parents - £35 perhaps.

saltydogandme Tue 29-Nov-16 13:20:42

Kids: 100-150 each
DH- 50ish (he spends about that on me too)
DPs £20
close friends/siblings £15

Kenworthington Tue 29-Nov-16 13:25:32

Fucking hundreds. I'm a bit worried about adding it up but

Dh £200
Ds1 about £270 inc stocking
Ds2 about £300 inc stocking
Dd about £250 inc stocking
Dm £170 + £70 birthday present (early jan)- I soend a lot on her as she does a lot for us and noone else buys her anything
Df £50- he's in a nursing home with dementia so always a bit tricky - soft socks and photo book and jelly babies

Honeyandfizz Tue 29-Nov-16 13:26:57

Between stbxh and I we spend a lot. Ds has a new mountain bike which was....wait for it....£750, this was out of stbxh pocket not mine, he is madly into bikes himself but I am sure he could have got a decent one for less than half that. I think all in all around £1k a child. In my defence I save all year for Christmas so can afford it and no debt is ever accumulated. Do they need that much spending on them? Absolutely not. Do I like spending that much on them? Absolutely yes!

BackAwayFatty Tue 29-Nov-16 14:05:31

Way too much!

DP £100-£150
DD(7) - £300ish
Nieces/nephews X9 - £30 each
Parents - £30-50 each depending on what I want to get/can afford
2 sis, 1 bro + partners - £25-£30 each
Granny - £20
Uncle - £20
Secret Santa @ work £15
Dog £20

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