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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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Sleepthiefismyfavourite · 28/11/2019 23:14

Over £1000 on a new tablet. We go mad at Christmas with presents Blush

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Divebar · 28/11/2019 23:14

Between £300-£500. He just had his 50th birthday in September and I spent about £500 then too. I wasn’t actually sure what to get him for Christmas and the only thing I could think of was a particular coat he keeps looking at which is £375. I’m hoping for a piece of “ good” jewellery. We are not in the habit of spending these types of amounts on ourselves during the year so this is definitely “ treat” territory.

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Yestermost · 28/11/2019 23:14

Nothing unless we see something really good.

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SkiingIsHeaven · 28/11/2019 23:18

Normally a few hundred pounds but going skiing twice next year (WooHoo) so not buying presents.

Will probably just get a little something for him to open on the day.

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Ikeameatballs · 28/11/2019 23:19

Previous years it’s been around £300 but despite now earning more we’ve both decided to spend £20 on token/novelty gifts and then go out together for a nice meal either between Xmas/NY or in Jan, prob a booze lunch in town and then we’ll buy ourselves something in the sales.

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PrincessHoneysuckle · 28/11/2019 23:19

@whatthehelldowecare omg!! That is the cutest little thing.Heres mine although hes 3 not a pupSmile

To ask how much you spend on OH's at Christmas?
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MollyHuaCha · 28/11/2019 23:19

£25

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aibutohavethisusername · 28/11/2019 23:21

£100. Was much less last year. This year I’ve got him concert tickets so sort of a joint thing.

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Itsjustmee · 28/11/2019 23:22

It depends 2 years ago for his combined Christmas present and 50th birthday I bought him
a £5000 watch.
This year I’ve spent about £300 so far but will probably add between £100 -£250 more

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Ofalltheginjoints · 28/11/2019 23:22

Generally £150-£200 each Christmas but were in the process of buying a house so will be the lower end and he’ll be getting a lego set that he wants as well as a couple of small bits.

Usually have a daft £10 budget from the dog each too

DP is a huge lego fan so he’s stupidly easy to buy for for any occasion and the budget helps as it’s pricy

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whatthehelldowecare · 28/11/2019 23:22

@PrincessHoneysuckle ahh he's gorgeous! We pick ours up on 22nd and I cannot wait! Feeling like we're being judged from every direction for a Christmas puppy purchase, but we've been looking for the right breeder etc for the last 6 months, so excited it's all coming together now!

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Apirateslifeforme · 28/11/2019 23:22

It depends. First year we were together £500, for a few years £0. Last year was about £400 and this year we might spend about £300 each on gifts. Haven't started yet as were spending it in the states. We've said we will buy presents out there.

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PrincessHoneysuckle · 28/11/2019 23:25

@whatthehelldowecare hes stunning

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wlv12 · 28/11/2019 23:39

I’ve spent approx £200 on two tickets to see Joe Satriani and an Alexa show 8.
I hadn’t intended on buying the concert tickets but he loves Joe and I saw he was touring so went ahead and got tickets.

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nononever · 28/11/2019 23:44

I’ve spent approx £200 on two tickets to see Joe Satriani

I bought tickets for husband's birthday for Satriani's last tour, he was ecstatic, me not so much Grin.

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HerRoyalNotness · 29/11/2019 00:21

$60. He doesn’t tend to use what we buy him so this year it’s 2x Copper mugs, a local vodka and ginger beer. All of which I’ll probably drink when he goes away for work next Grin

In the past he’s had a pullover, a shirt, Lego calendar. Last year I got him one of those viewfinder things with a photo reel of a trip I took with the DC . I must remember to make a new one for this year actually. We tend to spend it on the kids and just buy each other token gifts. Although this year he was trying to measure my wrist so I guess I’m getting a bracelet of some sort

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TheGlitterFairy · 29/11/2019 00:34

So far - a weekend away so about £400 then there will some stocking fillers relating to this so about £500 in total.

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Emeraldshamrock · 29/11/2019 00:54

Wow Mnets really is bonkers.
I am seeing lots of £100's in comparison to the DC gift thread.
Most were get a wooden toy and an orange sorry a tangerine. 🤣
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3752894-Is-400-enough-for-two-dc

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Newmumatlast · 29/11/2019 02:47

Last year close to 1k as I booked a break for this year to see a band he might never get the opportunity see again and they were playing abroad. It's a bucket list thing of his and we had a rough time conceiving. This year about £50 so far and probably wont be much more. Love him the same of course it's just the last time was a total one off which I tend to do when once in a lifetime/bucket list chances come about

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Bickles · 29/11/2019 03:31

I spend a bit more on DS. We each have a stocking- DH has socks, gin minatures, coffee, a paperback book etc in his. We then usually have one main present but this year he’s got 2 - a sandwich toaster and a Lego technics Land Rover defender.
DS gets a stocking plus a main present from Santa, a main present from us and other smaller things like books, a dressing gown etc. DS has probably had £300 on his but we do like to go quite big at Christmas.

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playftseforme · 29/11/2019 04:05

Zilch

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feelingsinister · 29/11/2019 04:44

It varies but never more than 60-70 quid. I've said only stockings this year as I'm sick of spending money each year on stuff he doesn't want/need as he never asks for anything. I'd buy him music but his tastes are obscure and he never updates his amazon wish list.

He tries with gifts but really isn't very good at buying for me and I don't want any more unworn pieces of jewellery or novelty crap.

I buy stuff for myself all year round and really don't need anything. I could come up with a list if asked but if I really wanted it I probably would have found a way to get it.

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fruityconfusedhotdog · 29/11/2019 04:51

£140 on tickets to an event ('though I'm going too so £70 on DH) plus a nice bottle of wine and a couple of stocking-filler type bits. So around £100 total.

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Aebj · 29/11/2019 05:00

My dh buys something he wants and will wrap it and put it under the tree, so the kids see that he has something. I give him a list of books that I would like and he buys one .
We don’t really do presents

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