2 Concert Tickets as a Birthday Present.

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Busholive Sun 11-Nov-18 17:50:57

My OH's birthday is very close to Christmas, so I never really know how much to spend! I've settled on tickets to a concert for a band my OH likes, they're £55 each. Should I count the price of the two I'm buying (£110) or just the £55 towards total birthday spend?

If it's the £110 then it probably overlaps with Christmas a bit too, it's just that I'll be going with him so the other ticket is really for me... Thoughts?

For context: We're in our mid 20s and have a fairly low income but live quite frugally so can afford a treat every now and again.

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Move2WY Sun 11-Nov-18 17:53:31

This is a very weird question.

Do you have a limit for him or something? If you’re counting all of it then he should get to choose who he takes.

If you’re going then don’t count it. But thats a strange question in my mind.

Move2WY Sun 11-Nov-18 17:55:01

I should probably clarify, will he know and/or care how much you spend on him? Just get him the gifts for the both events and give him them.

Busholive Sun 11-Nov-18 19:30:28

I guess I'm just weird then blush. He won't tell me off or anything if he thinks I'm spending too much I just don't want him to feel hard done by! Doesn't everyone have a rough spending goal for birthdays and Christmas's? I'd normally spend about £70 on him for each event, depending on what he wants/needs.

I already asked his friends that are local if they wanted to come as well and make a thing of it but they aren't into the band, we do most things together so I don't feel bad for assuming I'll go with him.

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Move2WY Sun 11-Nov-18 19:52:41

No, you certainly shouldn’t feel bad.

I was just questioning why it matters what amount you spend. You have got him a very fun generous thoughtful gift.

Its up to you if you want to get him more for Christmas or split it. I don’t think there’s a norm that you can seek advice for.

SelinaMyers Sun 11-Nov-18 19:54:32

Not sure why OP said it’s weird! Surely most people have a budget for Christmas/Birthday presents.

ChippyMinton Sun 11-Nov-18 20:01:00

Organis and pay for everything else on your night out too, so it feels like a treat for him (travel,babysitter, a meal/drinks).


huggybear Sun 11-Nov-18 20:02:38

Not a weird at all! We have a budget for each other. I would count the whole spend towards it, OP.

Who are you going to see?

Busholive Sun 11-Nov-18 20:24:36

@ChippyMinton Good thinking!

Yeah I didn't think I was the only one who budgeted, tbh though I use MN to ask the questions that are a bit odd to ask friends and family! We're going to see Hozier smile

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