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How much have you spent on pressies , total? No judging, I'm just very nosey, and like to see how far along the scale of spending I am!!

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mustrunmorewantsanewname Wed 05-Dec-07 22:09:39

So? How much/for how many people?

joyfulspike Wed 05-Dec-07 22:15:38

parents and dh parents £10 voucher each + photo of ds (my mum and his parents)

Sisters and brothers (2 each) 0, but their kids (7 in total) get £5 voucher each, except 2 oldest who have their own kids and we get their babies (2) small toy £3-4.

grandparents (2 sets) £5 voucher + photo of ds

we buy for 4 close mates - cheap bottle wine £4ish each

total about £85

I also buy a couple boxes of choccies/biccies just in case, so add another £10.

What about you?

Nemostwonderfultimeoftheyear Wed 05-Dec-07 22:23:04

DH photo frame £3, socks £3,
DS board game £4,LFC football and scarf £12,£30 towards a camera
DD1 stephanie costume £10, lazytown music transporter £15, winnie the pooh bike £4.20
DD2 Little people plane and bus £20

DC have lots of other stuff my mum has been buying through the year and comes in abundance to overly spoil them so instead dh and I stowed it in the loft..pmsl

Nemostwonderfultimeoftheyear Wed 05-Dec-07 22:23:25

meant to says tocking fillers for all 3 dc =£15

deckthehallswithFEETofTIGERs Wed 05-Dec-07 22:27:43

I buy for dh, dd, Mum, sister, two brothers, inlaws, friend+d+dd, other friend's dd.

Will probably spend about £200 on the lot

DH will spend about £50 on me

Also a tin of chocs for the work, tin of chocs for dd's nursery

So in all as a household I think we will spend around £250-£300. I'm actually quite shocked - I didn't think it would be as much as that

StudentMadwife Wed 05-Dec-07 22:30:28

dp mum £30-50
dp dad £20-35
dp bro child £20-40
dp best mate £15-20
my best mate £40-80
best mates child £30
dp £100-300
kids about £60 each and £50 joint

I don't know in all but got a wii off Ebay yesterday for DS1 and DS2 for £225 and seller is delivering to me! (made sure i found a local one i could pick up to save postage charge!)

StudentMadwife Wed 05-Dec-07 22:31:57


SantaBeClausImWorthIt Wed 05-Dec-07 22:32:11

I have no idea blush

I started at the end of August so have been spreading the cost.

It's probably more than I think. And certainly more than I want to know/confess.

But I love it! grin

I've bought most of my presents today, when I'm finished I think I'll have spent about £100

4 x tins of chocolates for £18 - 1 tin per adult couple in family.
4 x boxes of chocolates for £12 - for single adults in family.
6 x selection boxes for £15 - for younger kids in family, with a toy or a fiver.
stripey mens scarf £5, smellies set £3 - for bachelor brother.
electrical steamer £8 - for adult niece.
spongebob tshirt £8 - for teenage niece.
catapult and a tin of jellybeans approx £6 - for 12 yr old nephew.
box of nappies for baby in family £9 (well, they'll be more useful than yet more babyshoes!)

Need presents for my dp (booze and books, usually) two or three bits from claires accessories for the little girls in the family to add to the selection boxes, something for mil and a jumper or something for my dad. So perhaps more like £140-£150 total. Yikes.

BibiJesus Wed 05-Dec-07 22:35:30

Just off to tott mine up and be blush at the total no doubt. BUT, I have spread the cost over the last 4 pay packets and not bought anything full price - but I just know I'm not going to like the end figure.

I said we weren't going over £300 this year. Will post back as soon as I pick myself up off the floor.

BibiJesus Wed 05-Dec-07 22:37:06

Forgot to say it will be for 7 adults and 10 children (dds,neices and nephews). Not including me and DH.

Alambil Wed 05-Dec-07 22:37:32

DS £35

Sister £10

Mum £10

Dad £9

Nan £10

Then there will be DS's stocking at £5ish

So in total, £79 (ouch!)

mustrunmorewantsanewname Wed 05-Dec-07 22:41:09

Well, I was horrified when I added up mine, given that I bought most of it half price last years sales, and me and dh have a budget of £7 for each other. But I seem to be average compared with you lot! I just cant see how I ended up spending so much, when everyone seems to hav eso little from us!

I have spent £178.38. Thats for dh, ds1, ds2 (whose main pressies both came off freecycle, thank god!), my Mum, about 15 other children, and (mostly small things) for about 12 adults.

suwoo Wed 05-Dec-07 22:41:52

Oh God I'm not sure, but significantly more than most so far. Seems like I have so many to buy for. We spend about £10 on each child and £30 on each adult. Me and DH don't buy each other though as seems mad from a joint account. Poor DS who is 1 next week has gifts I bought him with his (£500 odd) christening gift money in July and DD has £179 this year- which is more than ever. Have been buying since September to spread the cost.

smartiejake Wed 05-Dec-07 22:44:00

Mum/ dad/ Mil/ granny £25 each
Neices and nephews(6) £20 each
Brothers/ sisters/and inlaws (6)£5 each
dh £150 ish
2 dds £400 in total (including wii £260)

wolveschick Wed 05-Dec-07 22:55:47

In total will spend around six hundred on presents but this includes DD1 and 2, DH and numerous relatives and friends children. Compared to friends this doesn't actually seem that bad. DDs not yet wanting Nintendo/Wii thank goodness!

BibiJesus Thu 06-Dec-07 08:38:40

I've spent about £400 on my 3 dds and 6 neices/nephews and 7 adults. Which is a lot more than I intended or budgeted for! Bibi has been merrily spending and ignoring her budget obviously.

That's very conservative compared to what I know my relatives and friends are spending. My auntie has spent that on her dd1 alone (DS lite, Heeleys, HSM everything etc).

I'll hopefully be on a career break next Christmas so the budget will be a quarter of that!

Hulababy Thu 06-Dec-07 08:46:50

I have 20 odd presents to buy for and it comes to an awful lot more than most figures on here so far. Not sure I dare add it all up!

morningpaper Thu 06-Dec-07 08:49:36

30 people - spend about £10 on children, £20 on adults and £50 on close friends/family

Have also been buying for a few months to spread the cost!

LadyMuck Thu 06-Dec-07 08:49:47

Into 4 figures, though mainly due to dh's present, and most of that comes out of his "hobby" budget, rather than our Christmas one.

DH's family have always been very generous with Christmas presents, so we end up reciprocating to a certain extent. My family have been historically more thrifty until my brother married someone for whom Christmas is a big deal which has started to lead to present inflation there too.

Proportionately we've spent very little on our dcs, but then as everyone else is giving them mega presents we don't feel we have to. Ds1 was some Star Wars Lego, ds2 wants Peppa Pig's campervan. Their stocking will be a board games and chocolate variety pack.

morningpaper Thu 06-Dec-07 08:52:38

Present inflation is very difficult to resist, isn't it? Without looking like a tight bastard.

FlossALump Thu 06-Dec-07 08:53:06

DP 40-50
Mum(her request to keep it to 10) 20ish
Step dad 15
FIL 30
MIL 30 they have higher expectations than my family FIL "I'd like a shirt, not a cheap one".
Nephew 20
Friends 15-20
Friends children around 10.

Don't know about DS yet. Have some little stocking fillers. Depends on what DP and me argue about decide on really. Something around either cars stuff, scooter or DP wants an iteddy.. hmm I'd expect it to be between 50-100. He is 3.

TwinklyfLightAttendant Thu 06-Dec-07 08:54:53

I think about £50 for mum and dad combined, as they have been so generous this year, bought a car for us to use etc. shock I still feel it isn't enough though cannot afford it really.

Ds1, about £40 total I think. Ds2, about the same - one big thing to last him a while! I started buying months ago, in the sales etc.

Other people, prob about £5-10 each, not too many of those though smile

So maybe about £150- 200, tis more than I thought blush

My family is so generous, doesn't feel like there is much choice but to reciprocate.

TwinklyfLightAttendant Thu 06-Dec-07 08:57:40

(I try to save presents in the cupboard for a suitable recipient, some of this year's are from years ago!) Shh...

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