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splendid Tue 14-Dec-10 04:46:11

How much do you spend on buying a family's Christmas present for each adult and child?

christmaswishes Tue 14-Dec-10 05:44:49

Depends who the family members are.

christmaswishes Tue 14-Dec-10 05:44:49

Depends who the family members are.

HappyMummyOfOne Tue 14-Dec-10 07:45:12

Depends on who it is. Spend a lot on DB and his children but not so much on others.

ShanahansRevenge Tue 14-Dec-10 07:49:20

We don't buy for adults...r at least not for the ones who have kids. We buy for my bro who has no family other than us...and we buy for our 21 year old niece and nephew....not a lot of money....the family stick to between 15 and 30 pounds.

FOr my little niece and nephew about 15 pounds each.

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Tue 14-Dec-10 08:19:18

We dont buy for adult siblings. £10 per adult (parents etc), around £5 per child. We have a large family and would bankrupt oourselves trying to spend more!

classydiva Tue 14-Dec-10 08:25:32

Nothing, we never have, its all about children.

I only ever buy for my two children.

Callisto Tue 14-Dec-10 08:27:21

We have a family wide budget this year so everyone will buy presents that cost between £10-£15. It is good because the extended family is quite big so we have loads of presents to buy. It does depend on what and who though.

sims2fan Tue 14-Dec-10 08:27:38

This year I have spent £2.87 on 3 year old nephew, I think cousin's kids presents were £1.50 at the most, my brother's gift was £2.99, and shamefully I haven't bought anything else yet! I usually buy for all aunts, uncles, cousins, etc but this year I'm only doing very close family and children as money's tight.

splendid Tue 14-Dec-10 09:23:27

Thank you for your repliees. Do you have same budget to spend on presents for your family-in-law?

Olifin Tue 14-Dec-10 09:26:08

OH and I are spending about £40 on each other; £40 on his parents, £40 on mine. About £25 on DB and his gf. £25 total on 3 nieces. For our children, we have spent £85 on the two of them, including stocking fillers.

This is way more than we have spent in previous yeas but we can afford it this year so

thesecondcoming Tue 14-Dec-10 09:26:47

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muminthecity Tue 14-Dec-10 09:31:24

I've spent roughly £10 on each adult (mum, dad, grandad, 4 best friends), more on my sister (about £30-35) and about £10-15 on each child, apart from my best friend's daughter who I spent about £30 on. I'm single so don't have to worry about in-laws thank God!

SeaTrek Tue 14-Dec-10 09:39:05

Adults - don't really do it anymore except for parents. That varies quite a lot. Last year I think I spent about £75 on mine and this year it will be £40 (between them). DH will probably spend around them same on his. Some years it might be a lot more if there is something big we think they need/want.

Children - nephews/neices etc - used to be about £20-25 each. I have stopped doing that nnow though as we don't live close to any of tthem and posting up 8 lots of presents twice a year to usually not even get them acknowledged started to seem silly (and irritating). I now buy them gifts/treats as and when I see them, so I know they really want what I buy.

Own DC - varies massively depending on whether a big ticket item is wanted. Usual spend is anywhere between £75 and £300. This year I think it is around £200.

PaxoIsEvil Tue 14-Dec-10 09:44:07

We only buy for the parents, and typically spend £30-£40 per person. We stopped buying for siblings because it got too expensive, plus we found we were really just passing vouchers about. Don't have any nieces or nephews yet. Everyone else just gets a nice card.

LornMowa Tue 14-Dec-10 09:46:47

My own children, it varies between £30 and £100, depending on what they want, and how generous their birthday present has been! Nieces and Nephews, £10-£15. Usually buy parents and PILs a book or two. Don't buy presents for siblings.

verytellytubby Tue 14-Dec-10 09:49:39

I've spent more than ususal this year but DH has had a big payrise and I'm not getting into debt for it.

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