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To ask how much you spend on OH's at Christmas?

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Tartanrug123 · 28/11/2019 21:35

Was chatting with a friend who intends on spending a few hundred on her partner. Other friend spends a lot less. Both have similar incomes. Just curious as to what people spend on average?

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CheeryB · 28/11/2019 21:55

£20. We agreed to put a cap on Xmas gifts several years ago, including grown up children. Has taken a huge amount of expense and stress out of Xmas. It's daft to tell people what you want and even dafter to spend hundreds on a surprise that you think they'll love but they're secretly disappointed. £20 is less of a waste.

nononever · 28/11/2019 21:55

Token gift for each of us this as we are going on holiday straight after new year and we have booked a once in a lifetime experience for ourselves. Initially I was going to book it as a surprise for my husband for Christmas but couldn't keep it to myself so he suggested we both do it.

RingtheBells · 28/11/2019 21:56

About £10 on a small pressie for under the tree

geekone · 28/11/2019 21:56

We buy loads for each other 200-400 though it is his birthday too.

adaline · 28/11/2019 21:59

About £100.

But this year we'll spend the money on house stuff as we're in the process of doing the place up, so it'll probably go on paint or something equally exciting 😂

lotsofoysters · 28/11/2019 21:59

Depends. Most of our presents to each other are stuff we'd buy ourselves anyway just masquerading as Christmas presents so it's money that would be spent either way.

Turt · 28/11/2019 21:59

We agreed a budget of around £250 each. Our last Christmas spoiling each other before we become a 3 next year!

charliesp · 28/11/2019 22:00

Depends on your budgets, surely?! I'll be spending £300-500 on DH but other years it's been a lot less.

Hecateh · 28/11/2019 22:01

I don't have a partner, I work on the principle that if I did we would work out an approximate budget to spend on each other.

As there is just me, I work it out for myself and buy myself something around that value.

One year it was a 50 inch telly, this year it will be around £50 and I've got a coffee grinder, a painting by numbers set and a tool bag. Grin

Peanutbutteryogurt · 28/11/2019 22:03

Well DP has asked for an electric golf bag thingy which is about £100, and then I've bought us some stand up comedy tickets to go to together, so about £150. I'd say it's generally around that each year.

56Marshmallow · 28/11/2019 22:04

About £130 but the value of the gifts is £210 if I'd paid full price.

speakout · 28/11/2019 22:04

Depends on your budgets, surely?!

Not really. Attitudes surely?

CherryPavlova · 28/11/2019 22:05

Not really counted. Stocking fillers about £150.
Main present is usually a city break or similar with a travel guide or something related like a new cabin case or swimmers.

Logjam · 28/11/2019 22:05

Maybe £10 - £20 - we have everything we need/want so maybe a pair of socks or a small box of chocs. It all seems a bit pointless.

Lipperfromchipper · 28/11/2019 22:06


TooMuchSun12 · 28/11/2019 22:07

@PutOnYourDamnSocks Grin

56Marshmallow · 28/11/2019 22:07

Got him an Echo Dot, sandwich toaster, Milton Brown aftershave and shower gel, Hugo Boss deoderant, A spa afternoon with a back massage, a tool to keep on his keys and a book. Will prob get him some sweets too.

HotSince82 · 28/11/2019 22:07

Thats all he'll spend on me too.
We have Nov/Dec birthdays where we will spend a couple of hundred on each other. Added to this we have five children so it seems ridiculous to then spend any more on ourselves at christmas.

Logjam · 28/11/2019 22:08

Depends on your budgets, surely?! I'll be spending £300-500 on DH but other years it's been a lot less. I would say that spend less because we have no need or desire for more - our budget is irrelevant we could buy whatever we wanted for ourselves.

Caramel78 · 28/11/2019 22:09

We spend about £400 on each other’s birthdays though (a couple of nights away somewhere usually)

Ithinkwerealonenowtiffany · 28/11/2019 22:10

£0. We’ve never bought each other a Christmas present.

TooMuchSun12 · 28/11/2019 22:11

Varies from year to year depending on what he wants and/or what I think he’d like. One year he got the new iPhone, this year he’s getting two paperbacks unless inspiration strikes me between now and Christmas! My gifts from him vary in price massively too (from holidays one year to a box of chocolates and a pair of slippers the next!)


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allthegoodusernameshavegone · 28/11/2019 22:11

Roughly £20 on a token, fun gift

Redwinestillfine · 28/11/2019 22:11

About £60

AaandBreathe · 28/11/2019 22:12

I have no idea. He ordered it himself and I'm going to wrap it for him. I opened the box, so he hasn't seen it in real life yet!

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