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Spending for xmas

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banned9y, 4w agoPosted 9 years, 4 weeks ago
OK my missus has started the shopping for the kids for xmas already. By this weekend the current spend will go just over £200 for both children (£400 total), I think this is enough already, but she says she just has a few more 'bits' to get.

Please tell me she is insane :w00t:
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banned9y, 4w agoPosted 9 years, 4 weeks ago
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#1
it soon mounts up.

i started early and almost done but i keep finding more i want to get
banned#2
i spend way over that, its once a year and i spoil thm rotten.













the other 364 days i neglect them:w00t:
banned#3
Yeah but for a 3yr old and a 5yr old, I think she's gone mad!
banned#4
refresh and fill out the poll
#5
i go away for xmas so dont buy presents.
#6
your just jealous!!
#7
[SIZE="4"]£200!!!!!![/SIZE]

Eeee.....we were lucky if we got a satsuma and a bag o' marbles in the bottom of Dad's smelly sock!:-( ;-)
#8
with 6 kids it easy mounts up, but then shopping savvy and using HUKD etc it helps to get bargains lol
banned#9
I just like her to buy something that I can play with, bloody elefun my bum!!
banned#10
muckypup
[SIZE="4"]£200!!!!!![/SIZE]

Eeee.....we were lucky if we got a satsuma and a bag o' marbles in the bottom of Dad's smelly sock!:-( ;-)



My point exactly!
#11
muckypup
[SIZE="4"]£200!!!!!![/SIZE]

Eeee.....we were lucky if we got a satsuma and a bag o' marbles in the bottom of Dad's smelly sock!:-( ;-)


:giggle: Someone had to say it!

Depends on the age of the kid really but the amounts are increasing each year with inflation. Should of been able to save a lot with all the toy deals throughout the year on HUKD
#12
thing is though they dont just want toys nowdays, our 6 year old wanted a mobile phone, but not any old phone it had to have at least a camera on lol

but

an action man £10
a camera phone £50
a games console £180
watching the childrens face as they unwrap the presents PRICELESS
banned#13
Whoose voted for over £500 spend, can I be your kid.....remember we are talking 'per kid' not total
#14
OMG, thanks so much for this poll- it's going to be just the research I need for a project! Please everyone vote.
Also, what sort of percentage of these spends are on computer games stuff? I'm thinking it's going to be a fair whack with the Wii, PS3, and 360 all releasing good games at the moment.
#15
Mmm...for the age of your kids that seems very generous - but i think it is up to the individuals concerned (EXcluding the kids!!) We have this arguement every year "you've spent too much" ...."yes but to see their faces " ect....We have the issue that it's my sons birthday on 25th December.
I have always made the point that he gets a separate 'pile' of birthday gifts. But following a row one Christmas Day, i can now see what my husband was getting at. Shoving a huge pile of gifts at my (then) 3 year old son in the morning was way more than he could cope with - he didn't know what to open next, 'cos we were trying to get them all unwrapped, so that he could start on the 'others' in the afternoon. It was almost gross to watch - he would have been quite happy with much less - he only really wanted the few things he'd actually asked for. He now gets Christmas pressies in the morning, and he opens our one 'big' birthday gift and 1 or 2 other birthday gifts in the afternoon, but chooses to open the others over the rest of the Christmas hols. This year he will be 10 and will probably get a T.V for his room (is he the only kids his age without one?) Last year i think i spend about 200.00 each on them - the other thing that drives my husband mental, is that i try and spend the same on both of them (within about 20 quid) - but with a 5 1/2 year age gap between my son and his older sister, they have very different requirements!!
banned#16
billyX
OMG, thanks so much for this poll- it's going to be just the research I need for a project! Please everyone vote.
Also, what sort of percentage of these spends are on computer games stuff? I'm thinking it's going to be a fair whack with the Wii, PS3, and 360 all releasing good games at the moment.


Well £100 of my 5yr olds spend is on a ds lite, so for him 50%, I think the missus wants to buy him some more games too.
banned#17
jelli89
Mmm...for the age of your kids that seems very generous - but i think it is up to the individuals concerned (EXcluding the kids!!) We have this arguement every year "you've spent too much" ...."yes but to see their faces " ect....We have the issue that it's my sons birthday on 25th December.


I think its generous. Dont get me wrong, I love the look on the face and the excitment, but after the first 3 or 4 pressies, they get bored with opening more pressies, so whats the point. I'd prefer the money to be spent on perhaps 1 or 2 big pressies that they are going to get a lot of enjoyment out of
#18
My dad has decided to buy my 8 year old brother a Wii for Christmas - which is frankly ridiculously generous. He usually spends excessive amounts on lots of smaller presents but is fed up of having the house cluttered with robot dinosaurs etc...
#19
i have 3 kids who have all had a new bike for xmas £100 each on a deal at toys r us :santa: then i have to buy games for wii and ps3 so piles are not very big so then i have to buy more presents so they get the wow factor on christmas morning. the only problem is i spend the next 3 months paying for it all then holiday to pay for oh god its never ending
THANK GOD FOR THIS SITE SAVES ME A FORTUNE
#20
UltimoScorpion
I think its generous. Dont get me wrong, I love the look on the face and the excitment, but after the first 3 or 4 pressies, they get bored with opening more pressies, so whats the point. I'd prefer the money to be spent on perhaps 1 or 2 big pressies that they are going to get a lot of enjoyment out of

Yup - it's taken a lot of Christmas' for the message to sink in - but i hate to admit it - you [SIZE="1"](and Mr J)[/SIZE] are probably .....oo this hurts.....[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]right!![/COLOR][/SIZE]
banned#21
got lots of bits already for daughter already.. £31.88 spent sp far thks to you sharp eyed hduk'ers - see below.
Money can go a long way on here;

Pop hits dvd game
High school musical books
Buzz ps2 game & buzzers
singstar game
England Footy shirt

Looking forward to more bargains...wonder if good 'ol Amazon will be letting us use the Hellmans make ur own sandwich deal again :whistling: :giggle:
#22
Hmmm my hubby's the biggest kid in our house & has the most spent on him :giggle:
banned#23
jelli89
Yup - it's taken a lot of Christmas' for the message to sink in - but i hate to admit it - you [SIZE="1"](and Mr J)[/SIZE] are probably .....oo this hurts.....[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]right!![/COLOR][/SIZE]


Oooo that must've taken a lot of courage, I won't tell Mr J, but it put a satisfied grin on mi face :-D
#24
Who's the tightwad who spends less than £20 on their kid then? Even Oliver got more than that!
#25
billyX
Who's the tightwad who spends less than £20 on their kid then? Even Oliver got more than that!

LMAO! just what i was thinking, thank god im a spoilt brat!
banned#26
billyX
Who's the tightwad who spends less than £20 on their kid then? Even Oliver got more than that!


Should have made it public.
banned#27
two of em......its spreading
#28
I voted <£20 but only because there was no <£5 option :evil:
#29
Shengis
I voted <£20 but only because there was no <£5 option :evil:

Hope your kids put you in a right dive of a nursing home!
#30
Lulu'sMammy
Hope your kids put you in a right dive of a nursing home!


:giggle:
banned#31
Lulu'sMammy
Hope your kids put you in a right dive of a nursing home!



He's talking to you from the nursing home. Dial up connection is the only pleasure they get:giggle:
#32
WooHooo :lol:

Forgone conclusion no matter how well you treat them is it not?
#33
omg, the majority spend over £500 per child :-(

i feel bad now at around £150 each
#34
loupomm
omg, the majority spend over £500 per child :-(

i feel bad now at around £150 each

your circumstances are different probably, as long as you spend what your happy with (providing it aint a poxy fiver) then whats it matter?
#35
Lulu'sMammy
your circumstances are different probably, as long as you spend what your happy with (providing it aint a poxy fiver) then whats it matter?

PMSL!

Seriously though I haven't got kids but I do think that this time of year puts a LOT of unwarranted pressure on parents. My 'boy' Tom will get his normal Thomas cat treats and like em ;-)
#36
Lulu'sMammy
your circumstances are different probably, as long as you spend what your happy with (providing it aint a poxy fiver) then whats it matter?


i guess, maybe they only have the 1 child, ive 3, that would be £1500 :w00t:
#37
loupomm
i guess, maybe they only have the 1 child, ive 3, that would be £1500 :w00t:

Just remember, its not how much you spend but how wisely you spend it:thumbsup:
#38
Shengis
Just remember, its not how much you spend but how wisely you spend it:thumbsup:



yup :)

starting early (july :giggle: ) combined with this site ive done ok :-D
#39
loupomm
omg, the majority spend over £500 per child :-(

i feel bad now at around £150 each

I don't feel bad at all :-D. i have no problem with people who spend over 1/2 a thousand pounds on each child - depends on the age of the child and what the child needs - maybe driving lessons etc. My concern is parents who feel duty bound to spend a fortune they can ill afford, and then spend the next 6 months or more struggling to pay the debt off - who benefits from that - you'll probably find that with very young children - the gifts are either unwanted or broken:-(
#40
I started 2 months ago but I have given my boyfriend 4 of his presents already......and he has given me 5......its a good excuse to buy more though lol....I've overspent greatly on my daughter this year...she's 3.5 so She's really excited this year as she knows Christmas is coming and it'll be her first proper christmas

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