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To not buy any Xmas presents at all until 21st december

(31 Posts)
Charliefarlie1192 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:46:11

I physically can't until then due to finances. Ds is only getting 150 spent in him In total too, I feel so bah humbug this year!

WileywithSageStuffing Fri 07-Dec-12 13:48:31

In theory its a good idea .... sales will probably be on if you leave it a couple more days.

Rudolphstolemycarrots Fri 07-Dec-12 13:49:41

Is it worth waiting for the sales if you are really tight financially? He could open a few gifts Xmas day and tell him the majority will be new years eve.

givemeaclue Fri 07-Dec-12 13:49:48

150 is absolutely loads

specialsubject Fri 07-Dec-12 13:51:05

you are strapped for cash and you are spending £150 on presents?

there does not appear to be an icon for 'holds head in hands in despair'

redskyatnight Fri 07-Dec-12 13:52:33

YWNBU to buy presents at what ever time suits you.
YABU to think that £150 is not very much.

Charliefarlie1192 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:54:18

I won't be strapped for cash on 21st

Charliefarlie1192 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:55:38

Is it loads though? Some of my colleagues have spent in excess of 500 per child (which I do think is ridiculous ) 150 isn't going to go that far .....

InNeedOfBrandyButter Fri 07-Dec-12 13:57:13

Last year I did loads on christmasd eve, tescos was great got all their coats and clothes less then half price and loads of toys to. Thought it would be packed but I went early in the morning. I suppose it depends, if there was something like a furby your dc wanted you would have to get that before it would be sold out, but if they'd be happy with anything then christmas eve shopping is great. I'm working christmas eve this year sad

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Fri 07-Dec-12 14:02:31

21st is about normal for me, mostly because I never have a clue what to get anybody. The amount depends of the age of your child really. My DS is only 2 and his entire present collection costs less than £60 but I can see it gets harder as they grow up and get more sophisticated technological stuff.

Nobody will know or care really if you spend £50 or £500.

AmberLeaf Fri 07-Dec-12 14:04:41

I thought this was going to be about the so called end of the world due on the 21st december grin

YDdraigGoch Fri 07-Dec-12 14:08:42

£500 per child!!!! That's ridiculous.

I have the week off starting 17th, and will do all my shopping then. I haven't bought a single present yet.

honeytea Fri 07-Dec-12 14:09:28

Yanbu to shop on the 21st.

Yabu to think 150 pounds isn't much money, it's loads. 500 pounds on presents is just silly unless you are buying a holiday, 500 pounds on toys would mean a new extension needs to be built.

WileywithSageStuffing Fri 07-Dec-12 14:11:29

I thought this was going to be about the so called end of the world due on the 21st december

Oooh yes wait until at least the 22nd. It would be gutting if you went to all the grief of shopping and then the world ended when you just get back through the door!

HeathRobinson Fri 07-Dec-12 14:14:19

Yes, Amberleaf, I thought Charlie was hedging her bets re the 21st! grin

gymboywalton Fri 07-Dec-12 14:16:06

'only' 150 quid on one child???

the world is going bonkers!!!! i would not consider myself hard up at all-i thinkn i am comfortable ish but i would dream of spending 150 quid on just one child! wtf are you buying?

HalleLouja Fri 07-Dec-12 14:18:00

£150 per child. Mine should be so lucky.

I have bought some pjs etc that I would have bought them anyway. As I got carried away on Zulily.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Fri 07-Dec-12 14:18:35

I don't understand the point of your post; if you can't afford to shop until the 21st, then of course you are not being unreasonable. You are being unreasonable to think that £150 isn't much to spend on DS.

mamij Fri 07-Dec-12 14:22:04

We are fairly comfortable, but I find £150 for a child way too much! I've spent about £20 on DD1 and £15 on DD2.

£500...! Wow!

Each to their own I guess!

givemeaclue Fri 07-Dec-12 19:19:27

Yes 35 each here!

InNeedOfBrandyButter Fri 07-Dec-12 19:23:22

The OP didn't ask opinions on amount of money spent, for all we know she might do what I do and get things like jammies and socks and pants and slippers and clothes and shoes and toothbrushes ect which other dc get frequently anyway.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Fri 07-Dec-12 19:25:04

And no one in RL only spend £15 and at least 50% of people I know/aquaintences are on full benefits.

Tamisara Fri 07-Dec-12 19:29:02

I'm another who wondered if it was due to the 'end of the world' blush

Still, even so I'm not worried about the wasted presents if the world does end; it will give the zombies something to play with.

MaltesersR4LifenotJust4Xmas Fri 07-Dec-12 19:35:48

I think £150 is average for most people I know in rl, also getting more expensive as dc's get older, I still have a few pressies to get op, just can't face braving the shops yet! It will be fine then as long as you have a list

Northernlurker Fri 07-Dec-12 19:40:43

I will be doing quite a bit of shopping on 21st. I think £150 is fine. All in, with a big present of around £30-40 plus an outfit and pjs plus stocking stuff that's about what my dds get.

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