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to ask how much you spend on DCs christmas presents?

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Splatt34 Sun 02-Dec-12 07:50:39

Just that really.

DD is 2 & have finally decided what to get her. Adds up to around £70 in total.

how about the rest of you?

rubberglove Wed 05-Dec-12 18:21:12

I have spent 50 quid on dd (3). A little ladybird dressing up dress and red patent shoes to match. A book about fairies, beautifully illustrated and a Brave jigsaw.

Ds (6) presents will come to about the same.

We go to mils for xmas and she gets them loads, spoils them rotten. So we don't go mad and save some money to do a nice concert and fun stuff over the holidays.

Bumblequeen Wed 05-Dec-12 22:26:11

MrsEBruce My apologies my previous post about being patronised was not intended for you but for Mrsdevere blush

MrsDeVere Wed 05-Dec-12 22:46:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thebody Wed 05-Dec-12 22:53:05

Hi haven't read all posts.. So.

We spend in our 4 kids (23 to 12)what we can afford year by year.

So last year it was 2 iPads and 2 iPods.

This year less materially but they understand that if we in the money then g8 if not its a top from primark and a mug.

No biggi and its a life lesson.

crocodilesmiles Thu 06-Dec-12 14:32:09

Oh,*rubberglove*, the ladybird dressing up dress sounds really sweet. My little niece would love that! smile

I don't think there is a standard here. People should do whatever suits them and their family. As others have said there are loads of factors that can affect what you spend...buying presents thoroughout the year, what other people buy your children, income, your own experiences of Christmas as a child etc.

I do think it's important not to get into debt for Christmas though.

Lower budgets require a bit of creativity you can get cheap dvds, popcorn and sweets, wrap them in cellophane and ribbons and make Movie Night parcels for example...opening the multipacks of pyjamas and wrapping them up separately so it looks more!

No one should be made to feel bad about how they do things and what they spend.

Bumblequeen Fri 07-Dec-12 00:41:42

Apologies to Mrsdevere

MrsDeVere Fri 07-Dec-12 07:47:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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