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I think i am going to admit, i may i have spent too much on xmas....wot to do.

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8y, 3d agoPosted 8 years, 3 days ago
hmmm I know ive always said i buy what i can when i can, incase next yr my oh is out of work etc.. then the kids wouldnt have as much. I would never get into debt for xmas and have saved all year for now. Ive been speaking to people who think i should keep some presents back for the kids birthdays etc...
Part of me thinks noo its my choice to spend what i can... then the other part of me listens to others and makes me think maybe i ought to hold some back... I hate being undecisive. I just love giving to people.... the looks on faces when they open them up.

What do you think is reasonable to spend on a 7yr old and 16yr old?

Maybe i have gone abit silly this year cos financially weve been able too.. oh i dunno..
Family and friends have got me questioning myself now! grr why do they do this!
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8y, 3d agoPosted 8 years, 3 days ago
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banned#1
"Part of me thinks noo its my choice to spend what i can"

By the sounds of it thats the problem - you are spending what you can't as well.
#2
Spend what you want. You haven't gone into debt have you? so it's your choice, enjoy it!
#3
Only YOU know what YOU can afford!!
#4
vibeone
"Part of me thinks noo its my choice to spend what i can"

By the sounds of it thats the problem - you are spending what you can't as well.


OP said she would never go into debt for Christmas, but saves her money to spend. So how is that spending what you have not got?
#5
Lol yep I never get into debt, never had a credit card, never had a loan ( except mortgage)
I save all year...
Other people have said though its too much... ive two thoughts... Ive saved for it, so if i spoil them so what, then another part of me thinks, maybe there a right and hold some toys back... but i dunno. stupid really me worrying over this.. i shouldnt care what other people think.
sorry wanted to add more, lol

Then i think , omg we could be out of work next yr, then the kids would not have much.... give it while i can type of thing...
oh shurup cath, lol i shouldnt blooming let peoples comments winde me up!
#6
pcnutta
Lol yep I never get into debt, never had a credit card, never had a loan ( except mortgage)
I save all year...
Other people have said though its too much... ive two thoughts... Ive saved for it, so if i spoil them so what, then another part of me thinks, maybe there a right and hold some toys back... but i dunno. stupid really me worrying over this.. i shouldnt care what other people think.


At the end of the day, it's your choice. You're not going into debt to fund an extravagant Christmas, and if it gives you pleasure, then why not?

The amount of times I see people post on here making comments about how much someone chooses to spend on gifts, at the end of the day, it's no ones business but your own.

The only time I would say you should re think things is if your kids are spolied brats, but then it's often difficult for a parent to see that in their own, lol. Do they look after their stuff? do they demand all the latest must have items?
#7
most people do it, i had a list to stick to, was finished weeks ago, but i think ive bought every day since, extra bits i see and think 'oh daughter will love that, son will love this' etc, in fact i couldnt sign in to my internet banking this morning, rang the bank and they said they had pulled it so i would call in and go through security as there was a lot of internet usage :lol:
#8
I don't the amount of cash you spend should matter, the thing that will make a bigger difference is how many things they get. You could spend £150 and get 10 presents, but you could also spend £80 and get 20presents which in some ways is a lot worse as kids have no idea how much things cost so will feel far more spoilt if they have more presents rather than how much things cost. As long as you can afford it, don't worry about it, just buy them quality items rather than a load of tat and they'll feel less spoilt anyway.
#9
I think that £100 is reasonable but I would still consider it high. My parents always earned significantly higher than average and both worked full time but Christmas was never about expensive presents - we might get £50 cash total from all our presents combined and maybe a £30 pressie from the folks...

As long as 'stuff' isn't the most important thing...
#10
My daughter had a birthday a week ago, she asked for a rubiks cube and at the last minute asked for the kung fu panda dvd. she's 15. lol. soooo not spoilt. Her friend a few weeks ago lost her mobile phone, she had a look round for it for about half an hour, then shrugged her shoulders and said, oh well, my mum will get me a new one for Christmas. it was a £150 phone. I wanted to smack her face for her. Thats the kind of child I would buy a carpy selection pack for.

i just feel that if a child appreciates what they have, whether it's a lot or barely anything, then it's ok.
#11
Even though we all are a little older me and my family (three brothers and both parents) still like to get each other good gifts.

Myself and my brothers decided it would be a good idea to pool our cash and get each of us one large gift rather than smaller individual ones. This would have been a good idea if I ever did get the money from the tight bar-stewards as I've had to start emptying my measly car fund to cover the shortfall.

Next year it's socks for everyone. :roll:
#12
starsparkle2311
exactly, that's why i've been quite sensible this year too, my kids have things still unopened from last year, what i've bought has been stuff i know they will use and things they actually need! What makes it hard for me is that my kid's birthday is on Xmas day too, her sisters is 1 month before.


Snap. You're not my ex are you?
#13
thesaint
Snap. You're not my ex are you?


i hope not!!!!scary:w00t:
banned#14
ChipSticks
OP said she would never go into debt for Christmas, but saves her money to spend. So how is that spending what you have not got?


sorry missed that - in that case, whos bothered - spend as much as you are happy with
#15
You sound organised saving-so go with your gut instinct.

I had bought stuff, but couldn't decide on a man pressie for my 8 year old-he loves football so i got all things he needs-boots (he has gone up a shoe since since the last ones), sports socks etc, tracksuit for training, raincoat-all stuff he would need me to buy anyway, plus being buying in sales, bargains etc all year. But still stuck for something 'proper'. Went to a friends and OH and little fella loved the Wii-so have sucummed and bought one-would not normally spend that much-but it will be to the whole family-and i have saved all year too. So, i am comfortable with it.

I think you know yourself if its right or wrong-i am lucky-my brother and another family member always ring Christmas week asking what the children want-so any extras i'll put from them and they can send me what i paid for them !

As long as you don't go into debt-do what your comfy with !

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