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julieg Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Just out of interest how much do people spend on their kids at christmas age range between 5-8, how much on each child i mean.thanks
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banned#1
£200.
#2
master_chief
£200.


Good work

Edited By: that0nehurts on Sep 19, 2010 21:19: .
#3
inb4 people say they spend £1000's and people say its wasted.
#4
there was a thread like this last Christmas and posters were getting slated for the amounts they spent on their children - which to me was bang out of order - as nobodys business how much they spend

I spend a lot on my son - he is my only one, I dont get into any sort of debt either for it but not gonna say how much.
#5
£0 as I don't have kids :D
1 Like #7
at least £2000 on each, i have 4
#8
Its not about the money really OP, its about the thought that goes into the present I think. Obviously children like the most expensive things, and if people can afford it why not buy them what they want. BUT I reckon most people would prefer a well thought out gift rather than say a gift card with lots of money on it.
banned#9
livingthelife07
£0 as I don't have kids :D


+1

I love christmas, I can be soooooooooo selfish :)
#10
asayer
Its not about the money really OP, its about the thought that goes into the present I think. Obviously children like the most expensive things, and if people can afford it why not buy them what they want. BUT I reckon most people would prefer a well thought out gift rather than say a gift card with lots of money on it.


This is what Christmas is about.
#11
Unlimited........about £1mill, LO wants a plane for chrimbo
#12
about tree fiddy
#13
choc1969
Unlimited........about £1mill, LO wants a plane for chrimbo


lmao!!! maybe u could stretch to John Travolta being pilot for the day as well X)
#14
livingthelife07
£0 as I don't have kids :D


ur just a young thing still !!
banned#15
Charlie Scene
about tree fiddy


this
#16
OOh depends , tbh, we always get a main present each and then loads of stocking fillers | but i do remember last xmas were we got them a two storey wendy house put up in the garden ( xmas eve ) whilst we were out !, they got up xmas morning loadsa pressies on lounge floor from santa , but no wii which they wanted SO a clue was in one pressie to go to french windows ! oh my there faces and then when they seen the wii remotes etc inside .............ahh cant beat it (_;) one problem now !!!, running out of ideas now what to get , kids have everything .sigh !!
#17
I havent even thought about christmas yet! Mine are teenagers and its starting to get difficult as what to get them.......might stretch to a selection box each this year
#18
my kids will be getting a ferrari and a lamborghini each,and just to keep tradition alive,an orange and a shiny sixpence in their stockings.
#19
bitseylango
I havent even thought about christmas yet! Mine are teenagers and its starting to get difficult as what to get them.......might stretch to a selection box each this year


Bitsey do you find at the ages your kids are its just money they want? My son is 11 and not yet at that stage but my friends who have teenagers say its just money money money!!
#20
bossyboots
bitseylango
I havent even thought about christmas yet! Mine are teenagers and its starting to get difficult as what to get them.......might stretch to a selection box each this year
Bitsey do you find at the ages your kids are its just money they want? My son is 11 and not yet at that stage but my friends who have teenagers say its just money money money!!

I feel an abba song coming on!
#21
barky
my kids will be getting a ferrari and a lamborghini each,and just to keep tradition alive,an orange and a shiny sixpence in their stockings.

lol, dont forget the nuts in the stocking too !!
#22
Mainly money :P
banned#23
vibeone says: It's a rich man's world.
#24
jellybaby22
far too much..... and i have another one to buy for this year... :p


so you have!! you will remember that thread last year where parents were getting so much grief for spending loads on their kids!!
#25
bossyboots


Bitsey do you find at the ages your kids are its just money they want? My son is 11 and not yet at that stage but my friends who have teenagers say its just money money money!!


eldest (21) will want money.......middle (15) wants a bass guitar or drums oO and youngest (14) wants clothes (the chavvier the better)
If I offered them all money I guess they would be happy with that..really not sure this year!
#26
bossyboots
jellybaby22
far too much..... and i have another one to buy for this year... :p
so you have!! you will remember that thread last year where parents were getting so much grief for spending loads on their kids!!

precisely why I suspect very few serious answers will be seen in this thread-amazing how many people know best when it comes to other peoples kids!
#27
I think most people's problem is that they spend what they don't have, spend £100,000 if your a millionaire or £10 if your poor. As i said earlier its about the day with family, and the effort and time that goes into a present or presents.

It's those who spend £1000 when they can't afford it and end up in debt that slightly annoy me. Leaving there kids without in the long term because they are paying back loans for christmas presents that end up in a cupboard.

Edited By: asayer on Sep 19, 2010 21:41: mistake!!
#28
asayer
I think most people's problem is that they spend what they don't have, spend £100,000 if your a millionaire or £10 if your poor. As i said earlier its about the day with family, and the effort and time that goes into a present or presents.

It's those who spend £1000 when they can't afford it and end up in debt that slightly annoy me. Leaving there kids without in the long term because they are paying back loans for christmas presents that end up in a cupboard.


Cannot agree more, my parents used to spent £1000+ and me each year and they didn't have it, and it the long term i didn't get all my essentials for school as we had next to no money
#29
bitseylango
bossyboots
Bitsey do you find at the ages your kids are its just money they want? My son is 11 and not yet at that stage but my friends who have teenagers say its just money money money!!
eldest (21) will want money.......middle (15) wants a bass guitar or drums oO and youngest (14) wants clothes (the chavvier the better) If I offered them all money I guess they would be happy with that..really not sure this year!



I suppose its different when your kids still believe in santa , my daughter is 10 and borderline with her wether she still believes !! but my son is 6 and deffo still believes so is so much easier to wrap a load of pressies up and pretend there from father xmas
2 Likes #30
I have 3, ages 9, 6 and 3 (well she'll be 4 by christmas) and they have about £50, £60 each on them, one main pressie and quite a lot of extra bits.
If people want to spend loads thats up to them, I can't afford it so I don't, and I dont want my kids expecting hugely expensive things, just to appreciate what they do get.
By not bowing to peer pressure I don't think I've ever got them a gift they didn't like, or never played with, so I've never felt I've wasted money.
Getting into debt at Christmas is just silly imo.
1 Like #31
I have no money yet I take out credit cards and max them out just so my child can have some crap toy.

Christmas for some people is waaaay too much. People buy for the sake of it, just seems silly
#32
We have spent about £100 on our 7 year old -but his birthday is very early January, so we spend about the same again for that. But he gets a LOT of that £200 ... we're very good shoppers.

Our toddler gets about £50ish spent ... but again, he gets a lot for it as we find a lot of bargains and shop throughout the year.

We've pretty much finished our Xmas shopping for the kids already :-)
#33
http://www.hotukcheapskates.com is what this site should be called

Edited By: wickedteen on Sep 19, 2010 22:05: cos i can
#34
Perhaps the question should be what percentage of monthly income is spent on kids at Christmas, then at least It's relative and people won't get bogged down in actual figures
#35
i usually spend around £400 on each
1 Like #36
When our 2 were small you could fill their stockings for around £30.00.With lots of small things.Then PS 1 and PS2 ect games costing £30.00 or more was costing way to much.Now they are 18&15 and last year 18 year old got a new mobile bit pricy but we knew it would be the last 1 we would buy and 15 year old a new digital camera that she wanted.Also little nic kacks,smellies ect that they had mentionded during the year.I still put up a stocking fill it with a tangerine,a banana and nuts.We also do the shoe box appeal where you fill a shoe box to go to poorer countries and they go to poor children.They have good food know they are loved and to me thats the most important thing.They also have to leave a glass of milk,sherry,mince pie for santa and a carrot for Rudolf.Dad sips the milk,takes a bite out of the carrot (hates that bit) I sips the sherry,take a bite out of the mince pie.Christmas eve they want a story told not 18 year old now but 15 year old.Mum its a traditon now so we have to do it.On Christmas Day whoever is up the 1st shouts He's been,He's been.So 1 up all up.So can I be the 1st to wish you all a Happy and Merry Christmas.lol.pmsl It must have took 30 mins to type this.lol
#37
Not that much as I think it's more important to spend it on their birthday than xmas.
1 Like #38
Sometimes spent close to £200 on them each,last Xmas,being a single parent I spent about £125 or so on the 2 older ones and a fair bit less on the baby as he was only a couple mths old.I'm going be spending less this year not so much due to money but I no space for lots more new toys.
suspended#39
i buy all the time for my kids, nearly every time i go shopping! However i look at the sale section first got LO 2 tops the other day for £1.25 each, bought her puppy in my pocket hospital from Home bargains £10 (£20) in argos. Max i spend is about £100 but makee sure they get what they ask for and search for hours for a bargain.
#40
wickedteen
at least £2000 on each, i have 4
wish i had your job

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