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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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NoIDontWatchLoveIsland · 28/11/2019 22:53

Oh and we have a specific family tradition that santa gives everyone certain things in their stocking (largely edible things & a couple of jokey items). I sort DH stockimg and he does mine Grin

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StarClaws · 28/11/2019 22:54

We do stockings and nothing else. So about 20-30 quid I guess. Just lots of little fun things, chocolates, etc.

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Longdistance · 28/11/2019 22:56

£100 max. I’d rather spend it on dds.

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Perry94 · 28/11/2019 22:57

For the 4th year in a row we're not buying for each other, for Christmas or birthday. We just don't need anything and we'd rather spend the money on the house/a trip away.

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BroomstickOfLove · 28/11/2019 22:58

Between £10 and £30, in general. This year, I'm getting him a nice umbrella. Last year, he gave me a hardback book I really wanted.

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peachgreen · 28/11/2019 22:58

Pre-baby it was maybe £250? Now it's more like £30!

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ims0rrydarlin · 28/11/2019 22:58

We both have Dec birthdays. Mid December and then late December. We skip Christmas presents and just do birthday presents. I usually spend around £500 (he likes designer trainers).

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JustOneSquareofDarkChocolate · 28/11/2019 22:58

We also share finances completely but still get each other presents. Not sure why the poster said no presents because shared finances? Though it is tricky as we usually just get what we want/need during the year anyway. Would usually spend about £200 but I bought him a laptop last year. The gift was really my time going to shop and sorting it out. Cash rich time poor.

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Furrydogmum · 28/11/2019 22:59

No budget as such, we buy a token to open along with the children but otherwise don't do Christmas gifts to each other.

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Cineraria · 28/11/2019 22:59

I'm going to buy him a couple of casual shirts and then a few snacks and sweets for his Christmas stocking. I don't have a specific budget; it will depend where I get the shirts from. I'll look in H&M and M&S first.

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Gillian1980 · 28/11/2019 22:59

About £30 ish.

Neither of us particularly wants or needs anything and we’d sooner spend it on the kids.

We’re reasonably comfortable but definitely not well off.

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PrincessHoneysuckle · 28/11/2019 23:00

Around 100 but I've spent 170 this year

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Iwantacookie · 28/11/2019 23:05

It really depends if he wants anything. This year bits and Bob's I've picked up probably come to around £50. Might get him something else if I see something. If not I wont.

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PrincessHoneysuckle · 28/11/2019 23:05

@whatthehelldowecare what kind of puppy? I'm so puppy broody right now!

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motortroll · 28/11/2019 23:07

My husband is buying himself £300 bike wheels!!! So from me he's getting a Marshall amp key hook, a magazine subscription and a shoe dryer for his stinky cycling shoes (he already had that so I can banish his shoes to the garage!!)

I might get him a toblerone.

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smoresmores · 28/11/2019 23:07

£500, but we can afford it and enjoy it so 🤷🏻‍♀️.

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whatthehelldowecare · 28/11/2019 23:09

@PrincessHoneysuckle a little mini dachshund ❤️

To ask how much you spend on OH's at Christmas?
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ilovepixie · 28/11/2019 23:09

Normally spend about £100 on each other. But this year we're not getting each other anything. We're saving our money for holidays next year

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BarbedBloom · 28/11/2019 23:10

£300. We can afford it and he never buys anything for himself and looks after me without complaint (I have an autoimmune condition). This year I have bought him a Samsung smartwatch which has pushed it up. We sadly don't have kids, so probably have more disposable income though.

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BarbedBloom · 28/11/2019 23:10

Awww, look at the puppy

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Serenity45 · 28/11/2019 23:11

Between £50 and £100 ish. No kids but nieces/nephews. We prefer to get a few bits to unwrap and take ourselves somewhere nice for a weekend (Wales between Christmas and New Year this year Smile)

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MaryShelley1818 · 28/11/2019 23:12

Just over £300 this year. A lot more than I thought but just added it up! 🙈

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Yoohoo16 · 28/11/2019 23:12

Nothing. We like to put the money to a trip or our home.

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midnightmisssuki · 28/11/2019 23:12

No limit as depends what he wants/needs or what I would like him to have. One year was £50. One year was close to £1k. This year will be about £400-£500. I want something that’s costing about £150 so I think he might get that.

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Babyg1995 · 28/11/2019 23:13

It's usually more but this year it's £100 as I started my shopping alot later this year due to horrific morning sickness.

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