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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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SimonJT · 29/11/2019 17:25

About £250, but we’re having a weekend abroad.

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OneDay10 · 29/11/2019 17:41

We buy stuff for each other throughout the year so no big surprise gifts just for xmas. We actually dont buy each other anything anymore as theres nothing particular each other wants. We just put it all towards travelling.

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Sunflowersok · 29/11/2019 17:44

We are making something for each other this year, none of us like the pressure of Christmas so since it’s our first official Christmas together we have decided to do that and break a few Christmas rules and make our own traditions!

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ClashCityRocker · 29/11/2019 17:49

See, I'll probably sound like a right twat here, but me and Dh usually buy a wee holiday for each other. We have similar tastes and a good idea of what one another would want to do...

Only minibreaks in the UK, but I reckon including them and little bits such as new pjs and the odd CD or dvd probably comes to around £500 each.

But bar the traditional week away, that's our holidays for the year so I don't think it's excessive.

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BatleyTownswomensGuild · 29/11/2019 18:02

About £100 roughly. We used to spend a lot more on each other before DS came along. Now we try and reign it in.

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Singlebutmarried · 29/11/2019 18:03

Sub 100.

We get anything we want throughout the year.

So I usually get voucher for a meal out somewhere nice (then spend 5 x as much on wine when there Grin)

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user1487194234 · 29/11/2019 18:03

£200

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Yeahnahyeah1 · 29/11/2019 18:04

In the past, I’ve spent between £50 and £1000. Depends how flush I am at the time. I like to spoil him where I can, but money doesn’t always permit and I try to be sensible Grin

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MWNA · 29/11/2019 18:06
  1. We don't buy each other Xmas presents.
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krustykittens · 29/11/2019 18:12

We cap our spending on presents for each other at £100 and give each other a list of things we would like, with the view that just a couple of things get bought, not the whole list. We normally include presents of around £10 on there to give our teenage daughters an idea for a cheap present. We don't always spend the whole £100, it just gives us a sensible budget. This time of year is expensive as my DH and my daughters all have their birthdays in January as well!

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Rezie · 29/11/2019 18:12

We dont buy Christmas presents we do a non normal activity day together. It's probably about £150 In the end including food and drinks for that day

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Mummyshark2018 · 29/11/2019 18:16

About £300 in total. This has gone on a new coat £100, concert ticket (£80- I've bought one for myself also), a book and a few small bits. He'll spend the same on me if not more. We have separate accounts if that matters so it doesn't come from shared money.

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WhoCaresWins01 · 29/11/2019 18:22

A few token gifts each, more for the kids sake! We don't really bother. We have booked a nice weekend away for all of us between Christmas and New Year as a treat - nice lodge, swimming pools for the kids, private hot tub etc. We will enjoy a quiet few days together relaxing, eating, drinking, playing games and doing jigsaws.

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firstimemamma · 29/11/2019 18:23

Zero. We're in no way struggling, it's just what we prefer.

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Curious2468 · 30/11/2019 18:27

100-200 depending on what we actually want. I wanted the stranger things Lego set this year so mine is more than usual. I’ve spent near £200 on him though but more on bits and pieces

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IdleBet · 30/11/2019 18:36

Same here Clash we spend around £1000 which sounds over the top but that includes a trip to somewhere in Europe and stocking fillers.

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speakout · 30/11/2019 19:47

IdleBet you send your Oh to Europe for a trip as a christmas gift?

Gives you a break I guess.

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IdleBet · 30/11/2019 20:13

Sorry speakout my post wasn't clear, it's a trip for both of us.
One year we spent a fortune and realised we could actually have a holiday instead. So now we do a holiday and spend say £100 on small bits.

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GooodMythicalMorning · 30/11/2019 22:56

£100 this year on each other. I'm struggling as I want to spend more on him. joint account but im not going to go hunting through the statement.

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