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    Just wondering how much other parents think is acceptable to spend on their children for christmas?

    I've spent about £180 each on my 9 year old and 6 year old and about £100 on my 8 month old, But feel they have way too much! The little one has 5 small prezzies and a sit n ride and the other two have 10 things each! Is there an average amount parents tend to spend???

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    well i have spent £500 each on my 3 this year but i usually do about £200 it depends on what i can afford really.

    Alfonse;3833063

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    very true.......all depends on your financial situation and what you regard as too much , too little etc.
    Personally we dont go mad at xmas as we like to spend the money on holidays abroad

    sounds like a lot, it depends how much you can afford .

    Apple and an orange in the xmas stocking
    Thats what my eld dears used to say they got.:thumbsup:

    this year we have spent about 400 on each of ours-some years we have spent more-some years less.

    they also get taken to disneyland paris for the new years eve fireworks and a few nights stay so we have to factor that into total cost of christmas.

    £180 for 10 prezzies is good going...
    some toys are £50 each

    Banned

    we don't go mad, if my little one needs bits them he gets them through the year, same as i did and still do with my mum and dad, lol

    this year i have spent less, but retail is more than usual as i have brought some cracking deals, elmo live, half price from additions and v tec digital camera with £50 discount from additions, and picked up some top tips from this site. on my present list this year i have two colums, one of which it actually cost me and the other what it should have been !! saved loads being a savy shopper

    xxx

    ps my little boy is only 5, i know it will cost more as they get older !!!

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    well we try and set a limit each year.
    but we have had a good year so we have spent about £350.00 on on 4 children.
    we got most of off HUKD and save a lot of money
    if not had been for thi site they i would of not spent as much.
    thankyou to all the people who have posted wicked deal on here.
    have a good xmas and newyear

    IMO Only give them what you can afford & what feels right for you ... if it feels too much then it probably is! you could always put some away for birthdays or sell some!

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    DAMNOME;3833150

    £180 for 10 prezzies is good going...some toys are £50 each



    I haven't paid full for anything! My eldest son is having a 24" really nice bike, 3 sets of lego, something transformers, tech deck set, mobile phone, 2 board games and a tamagotchi!

    My daughter is having a ds and game,pink cd player, hsm stuff and sylvanian families!!!!

    I've SPENT £180 each but the value is much much more!

    mumofthree;3833718

    I haven't paid full for anything! My eldest son is having a 24" really … I haven't paid full for anything! My eldest son is having a 24" really nice bike, 3 sets of lego, something transformers, tech deck set, mobile phone, 2 board games and a tamagotchi!My daughter is having a ds and game,pink cd player, hsm stuff and sylvanian families!!!!I've SPENT £180 each but the value is much much more!



    yeah done the same here the value is a hell of a lot more than i paid!

    snowtiger;3833323

    IMO Only give them what you can afford & what feels right for you ... if … IMO Only give them what you can afford & what feels right for you ... if it feels too much then it probably is! you could always put some away for birthdays or sell some!



    We've done just that, his birthday is in February and we realised we'd bought too much when wrapping so put some away for his birthday

    greyparrot;3833103

    well i have spent £500 each on my 3 this year but i usually do about £200 … well i have spent £500 each on my 3 this year but i usually do about £200 it depends on what i can afford really.



    £1500 on xmas, thts too tmuch imo, i get £100 spent on me lol

    Mine have had about £120 each - I've saved lots of money through the year - buying things in the sales.

    I think people spend too much on their kids these days - when we have our little one next year, I don't intend to take up this habit.

    When I was a kid, I recall always getting one present that was 'special' and 2-3 smaller stocking fillers. My mum brought us up on her own mostly, and that was all she could afford. This certainly never amounted to todays equivalent in the 100s of pounds - nowhere near it.

    I understood that she could only afford so much, even at a young age, and now appreciate what I have a great deal more, I feel.

    spent about 650 on each of my 2 but they both got new laptops that were 430 so had to get them some other pressies to open

    ive spent 150ish on each of mine alot of deals think they have donwe very well this year told them not to expt it next year lol .... if you can do they grow up soooo fast
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