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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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MaButterface · 29/11/2019 06:27

Nothing. Because we both know if we want something we can just get them.

Appletreehouse · 29/11/2019 06:30

£0-20 we only do tokens for xmas. About £20-30 for birthdays though

Millie2013 · 29/11/2019 06:32

Around £100, usually something he “needs” like clothing, as he rarely buys himself anything to wear, other than work suits
Anything else he wants, he tends to buy himself through the year, but he’s not remotely materialistic

Frogsandsheep · 29/11/2019 06:42

This year I’ve spent nearly £100 but often we’ve decided to buy each other nothing/ very little, especially when the children were younger and we earned a lot less money.

Aroundtheworldin80moves · 29/11/2019 07:03

He needs new motorbike helmet, gloves and some waterproof trousers. No idea how much this will cost, he's buying them and giving them to me to wrap.
The presents I'm buying are relatively cheap. Some polo shirts (not into brands) and I'm making his other one.

thatwasMauijustmessingaround · 29/11/2019 07:12

£0 and we never have in 11 years

WallyWallyWally · 29/11/2019 07:14

Nothing - we haven’t done gifts for years. Just a smooch under the mistletoe ;-)

Sometimes we buy a treat for ourselves and say it’s our Christmas present from the other. We aren’t really into the whole stuff / gifts thing.

WalkAwaySugarbear · 29/11/2019 07:18

£0 we don't give gifts to each other.

thiscouldbethehill · 29/11/2019 07:47

Loads this year because he wants the new Sonos Move (about £400) but he does have a birthday in December so this will be his main present for both and he will also get some books, posh tea and coffee and other little bits.

sonicshoegazes · 29/11/2019 07:51

I've spent a silly amount on my husband, he wanted new clothes-he never ever buys anything so I've got a lot of Pretty Green stuff for him.

His birthday is near Christmas as well so all in its cost me about £600-£700 🤷🏻‍♀️ I can afford it and it's once a year spend-like I said he buys nothing in the year for himself.

ShatnersWig · 29/11/2019 07:55

Used to be £100 but as this will be my tenth Christmas single, I guess I've saved up £1000 I could spend on myself.

YouJustDoYou · 29/11/2019 07:57

Maybe £15?

nocluewhattodoo · 29/11/2019 07:58

Nothing this year, for either of us, because of DP not paying a parking fine which has now cost us £500. All our spare money for the month (and more) gone.

Ragwort · 29/11/2019 08:02

We don’t give each other gifts, apart from maybe a small box of favourite chocolates, in over 30 years of marriage we’ve never really got presents right for each other Grin . We might choose something for the home or tickets to a show ... all money is shared anyway so we don’t feel the ‘need’ to treat each other with presents. This year we are talking about getting Netflix as our ‘Christmas present’.

AuntieMarys · 29/11/2019 08:03

This year £100 each...all surprises, but we are both very good at finding unusual and meaningful gifts. We used to spend a lot more but prefer to spend on travelling.

Fridaysgirl17 · 29/11/2019 08:03

I've spent just over €100 (in Ireland) so far on clothes for him, I'll probably spend another €50 or so, I tend to buy him practical stuff as he comes from a country where Christmas wasn't as big of a deal and getting gifts can overwhelm him but if it's things he can use he likes that Smile

mrsbyers · 29/11/2019 16:00

Varies between £100 and £500 - we usually base on situation at the time and if we actually want / need anything in particular

mrsbyers · 29/11/2019 16:00

Another one where his birthday is a week before Christmas so have to work around that too

Toughmonkeys · 29/11/2019 16:07

Each year is different depending on items but anywhere between £50 and £200 I'd say.

Spied · 29/11/2019 16:16

£135 this year.
Usually £80-£100

Tableclothing · 29/11/2019 16:35

Usually circa £300. It feels very indulgent having read this thread but I think we spend pretty conservatively the rest of the year. Also, he's lovely and I like to try to spoil him a bit sometimes.

He tends to get 1 big present and then a few things that I know he likes (have had nearly 15 years to observe his responses to different presents so I know his tastes pretty well now).

The big present is usually something I know he has wanted for a while. This year he's getting a Kindle oasis (he's been looking enviously at my paperwhite for 8 months, bless him). Last year we bought each other ski boots.


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Hagbeth · 29/11/2019 17:01

£35 Smile

Alaimo · 29/11/2019 17:16

0-50ish. Most years we don't get each other anything unless we happen to come across something that we think the other would really like (usually things like concert tickets).

Nodancingshoes · 29/11/2019 17:21

Not much - probably about £50. We would rather spend on the kids and then treat ourselves to something in the sales after Xmas

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