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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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pelirocco123 · 28/11/2019 22:13

We share finances so it would be a bit pointless .

AllergicToAMop · 28/11/2019 22:13

About 200. But bear in mind we don't buy for a family as they are way too far and suffer from "Idon'tneedanythingilitis" and half doesn't even celebrate it.
All ok, most gifts are practical and get used nearly every day.

We spend shameful amount on food and drinks for Christmas though. Like a family of 4+ budget for 2 of usBlush

SpeckledyHen · 28/11/2019 22:14

Nothing. We stopped buying presents years ago.

AllergicToAMop · 28/11/2019 22:14

I am still pondering spending further £14 on United oddsocksBlush

Boobiliboobiliboo · 28/11/2019 22:17


FluffyRabbitGal · 28/11/2019 22:18

£50 from me, £10 from our pet (yes we’re that sad!), and he spends the same. We used to go mad, but we tend to buy ourselves things throughout the year as we want/need them.

Atalune · 28/11/2019 22:18

Around £150. Try and keep it around that figure as it gets silly otherwise.

Feeling very pleased this year as I have gotten him something he really wants but has forgotten about it. I know he’s going to be stoked!

FizzyIce · 28/11/2019 22:19

About £250/£300.
Dh usually spends a bit more on me but he makes more than I do

Snog · 28/11/2019 22:19

£130 ish this year including a stocking for my dh

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Nogoodusername · 28/11/2019 22:21

£50 - mainly on things from the kids. DH and I don’t really do Xmas presents to eachother. Spend about £300 on each child, then family to buy for - we are out of money!!

Judystilldreamsofhorses · 28/11/2019 22:24

I tend to buy with deals, so the value is more than I spend. This year he’s getting some Adidas trainers, a jumper, a couple of long-sleeved t-shirts, and a music quiz game thing. (Plus always new socks from the cat.) I’ll get him some fancy sweeties too.

LolaSmiles · 28/11/2019 22:24

We usually spend £150 on each other, but we also tend to request an item that has been on our radar for a while and use Christmas as a nice prompt to get it. We tend to know what the main present is and then we get the same things for stockings each year because it's become a daft tradition.

Given it all comes out of the same pot at the end of the day it doesn't make much difference.

JaceLancs · 28/11/2019 22:29

Around 150 and same for birthday (January) plus go away for weekend around his birthday
This year doing stocking fillers instead and paying for a holiday in canaries in Jan

fonxey · 28/11/2019 22:31

0-£30. We spend more money on celebrating our anniversary on the 5th Jan by going out too a nice meal so the idea of spending a fortune on each other for xmas is silly. Besides, if there's something we want we usually just get it.

So for xmas and birthdays (as ours are a month apart) we normally go to some fancy restaurant or book a holiday.

VictoriaBun · 28/11/2019 22:36

This year, a big fat £0 . Not because he's pissed me off , or we are about to split, but because he really does not need anything . Even clothes I bought him last year ( a few tops ) are in his wardrobe with the labels still on.
We both do not need / want anything so this year we have decided not to get something just for the sake of it.

Sarcelle · 28/11/2019 22:37

300 quid, but I am going to tell him it's a 150 limit this year. We are in a lucky position of having disposable income. If we want something we get it throughout the year, but that means I don't actually want anything now. We are going to see a pantomime at the Palladium with very expensive seats. I would rather just do that and not bother with a present but he likes a present. He came from a family that made a big deal of Christmas and as his family has got smaller due to deaths in the family it feels like I have to step in and do the present thing. I find it a chore. It feels wasteful.

whatthehelldowecare · 28/11/2019 22:38

£200-300 usually, and then maybe another £30 for something from dsd.

Not doing presents this year though, because we're jointly buying a puppy 😍

AllergicToAMop · 28/11/2019 22:38

Last year i was given a library book ( which I had to take back 3 weeks later)-genius.

That IS genius!😂

Mummyshark2019 · 28/11/2019 22:39


Wiaa · 28/11/2019 22:43

Around £100 but often we dont actually bother and just go on a little spending spree together we dont have separate spending money anyway its all in one account. Bit of a pain when buying a surprise gift though luckily were both last minute shoppers so we just warn each other not to check the bank till after the event lol

feelinghelplesstoday · 28/11/2019 22:45

More this year-signing over the house to him 😂


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weegiemum · 28/11/2019 22:47

About £100 usually.

This year more as we are going on an arctic holiday after Christmas so are buying each other our gear for that.

But usually about £100 or so.

NoIDontWatchLoveIsland · 28/11/2019 22:51

I sort of mentally prepare based on around £100, but if theres some thing i know he will like and its less then its not like i need to spend that amount. I can afford more and would spend perhaps £200 max if there was something really special that be specifically would love. Thats omly happened once in the last 5 years when there was a gadget related to his (unusual) hobby that he was completely blown away by receiving. Last year i spent £90 on a board game, some socks, a book on herb growing and a bbq tool he had been hankering over. Plus £20 on some cufflinks toddler DS desperately wanted to get him (related to a silly game they play).

thaegumathteth · 28/11/2019 22:51

Probably about £100 ish

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