Mums & Dads ..... how much do you spend on your children at Christmas?

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Found 26th Sep 2009
If its a bit personal sorry, my other half thinks I spend too much.
Just wondered what was average really, I know every family are different and have different finacial circumstances but just wondered really

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I go OTT every year - I spend around £600 on my son

p.s I start my christmas shopping from August - and got loads in already!

bossyboots;6403788

I go OTT every year - I spend around £600 on my son



wow hun!!!

do you only have one child? x

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i buy alot throught the year, dvds, games, etc,etc so i wouldnt have any idea really, but probably to much - lol

We average about £200 each on our 2 kids.

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About £600 on both kids each.

Father Christmas usually spends £300 each

I wonder what the difference is in how much you think you spend and how much you actually spend.

I would say it's at least 50% more than what you think.

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skusey;6403803

Father Christmas usually spends £300 each



OMG he only gets the credit for the stockings in our house:w00t:

skusey;6403803

Father Christmas usually spends £300 each



thank god its Santa's money and it doesnt even cost him anything cos those hardworking elves make it all :whistling:

sassie;6403816

OMG he only gets the credit for the stockings in our house:w00t:



Same here Sass lol

:w00t:

it changes every year on what we can afford but i normally get about £400.

greg_68;6403815

I wonder what the difference is in how much you think you spend and how … I wonder what the difference is in how much you think you spend and how much you actually spend.I would say it's at least 50% more than what you think.



Absolutely xxx:thumbsup:

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borolad94;6403820

it changes every year on what we can afford but i normally get about £400.



lmfao

Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. They got about £500 each last year but it will be nearer £50 this year as ive lost my job and am on my own with them this year

bossyboots;6403797

Yes and thats why I dont mind spending that amount - plus because years … Yes and thats why I dont mind spending that amount - plus because years ago after my marriage ended I didnt have much money and so now I am really proud that I can spend that much



Oh I forgot you have your cleaning biz dont you xx

My kids generally get about 500 each ( have 4 ) but that's not a figure cast in stone... I wouldnt do it if I couldn't afford it and I don't think its the money that's important at all xx

This yr all the girls will have are their laptops and the usual new things they get like shoes, clothes, PJs teddies, music, DvDs books etc xx Just things that make their lives more homely really xx

sassie;6403829

lmfao



kids lol xx

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ClarityofMind;6403836

kids lol xx



mine has a job this year, so think mummy may even get something :w00t:

ClarityofMind;6403836

kids lol xx


:giggle: true :giggle:

pinkkitty2007;6403832

Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. … Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. They got about £500 each last year but it will be nearer £50 this year as ive lost my job and am on my own with them this year



I remember one birthday when my 15 yr old was ... I think she was going to be 2 as I was pregnant with my 12 yr old and we only had about a fiver to get her a pressie so I made her lots of little play figures etc... it's easy to make the money stretch a lil further when you have to xxx

Sorry to hear about your job hunni, hope you find summin soon, theres often lil things you can get in the run up to christmas that might help xxx

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sassie;6403839

mine has a job this year, so think mummy may even get something :w00t:



Awww that would be nice :thumbsup:

sassie;6403839

mine has a job this year, so think mummy may even get something :w00t:



dont hold your breath though lol!

My eldest works and I had to make a point this birthday of entirely overlooking any presents for him as he NEVER buys for his sisters and he doesnt have to do anything with his wage other than buy his own alcohol.

borolad94;6403840

:giggle: true :giggle:



We're gonna get you a paper round hun

Watch this space lol!! :-D

I find xmas awfully hard as my children already have lots of toys etc... i buy them both new things everyweek so when it comes to xmas they norammly have everything......


I normally would buy them 3 outfits each they get but really nice expensive ones so that cost me about £400 but they arent really presents as much even if i do wrap them up.

So on toys and bits and bobs about £200-£300 each

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ClarityofMind;6403858

dont hold your breath though lol!My eldest works and I had to make a … dont hold your breath though lol!My eldest works and I had to make a point this birthday of entirely overlooking any presents for him as he NEVER buys for his sisters and he doesnt have to do anything with his wage other than buy his own alcohol.



oh noooo, i had my 1st birthday pressie off her this year, a bottle of perfume and some make up, cost her two weeks wages bless her

bossyboots;6403788

I go OTT every year - I spend around £600 on my son


I don't suppose you've ever considered adoption?
I'm very clean and tidy and would never answer back :-D

Tinkytayls;6403865

I find xmas awfully hard as my children already have lots of toys etc... … I find xmas awfully hard as my children already have lots of toys etc... i buy them both new things everyweek so when it comes to xmas they norammly have everything...... I normally would buy them 3 outfits each they get but really nice expensive ones so that cost me about £400 but they arent really presents as much even if i do wrap them up.So on toys and bots and bobs about £200-£300 each



But your babes are still really young arent they hun... its different when they're that much older and eager to see what Santa brings xx

and then different again when they know exactly what materialism is all about and how to work mums and dads heartstrings lol xxx

sassie;6403867

oh noooo, i had my 1st birthday pressie off her this year, a bottle of … oh noooo, i had my 1st birthday pressie off her this year, a bottle of perfume and some make up, cost her two weeks wages bless her



oh my god... how sweet was that!!

Bet it made you cry x x

pinkkitty2007;6403832

Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. … Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. They got about £500 each last year but it will be nearer £50 this year as ive lost my job and am on my own with them this year



my mum use to spend about £50 -£100 pound for birthdays and xmas , she was a struggling single mum and i tell you what they were still great days and the things we did get we was so grateful

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ClarityofMind;6403885

oh my god... how sweet was that!!Bet it made you cry x x



well i wasnt expecting it for sure, but it was lovely, it was the new hynose by lancome, and its very nice

pinkkitty2007;6403832

Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. … Ive got 3 little girls so christmas is getting more expensive every year. They got about £500 each last year but it will be nearer £50 this year as ive lost my job and am on my own with them this year



I know exactly how you feel as was once in that position and its upsetting, but your children wont care about the cost - just the fact that santa has been.

Dont get down as your kids will just have the happy memories of another great christmas.

Things will definitely get better for you - they really will

ClarityofMind;6403882

But your babes are still really young arent they hun... its different … But your babes are still really young arent they hun... its different when they're that much older and eager to see what Santa brings xxand then different again when they know exactly what materialism is all about and how to work mums and dads heartstrings lol xxx



my girl is 2 and it will be my boys 1st xmas... i think i go over board as i never had a lot as a kid so over compensate x

About £150-200 each depends,I'll have 3 to buy for this year,cutting back.

Tinkytayls;6403906

my girl is 2 and it will be my boys 1st xmas... i think i go over board … my girl is 2 and it will be my boys 1st xmas... i think i go over board as i never had a lot as a kid so over compensate x



Oh dont start off like that hun or you'll be doing it for the next 20 years honestly... they have you and their Dad they dont need much of anything else, they're lucky babies xxx

I think mums will always spend more as i know if i left my partner to do it they would get a couple of things thats it x

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ClarityofMind;6403918

Oh dont start off like that hun or you'll be doing it for the next 20 … Oh dont start off like that hun or you'll be doing it for the next 20 years honestly... they have you and their Dad they dont need much of anything else, they're lucky babies xxx



i to would say the same, when it was just my daughter i went ott, although she never had throughout the year so come xmas i went ott, but then son came along and i started buying through the year and less ott at xmas

When my children where small, they got £20.00 spent on them at christmas.(main present)
Bulked it up with colouring books, crayons, tissue paper,card, glue, etc. I think they had more fun out of the odds and sods.
They are now 35 and 27.
It doesn't matter now,if I spend £20.00 or £500.00, they often talk about their great christmas's, from when they were little.
Your little ones will enjoy it and love whatever you get them.:thumbsup:

Tinkytayls;6403938

I think mums will always spend more as i know if i left my partner to do … I think mums will always spend more as i know if i left my partner to do it they would get a couple of things thats it x



Opposite here xx

My ex-husband will buy ... actually he buys the boys heaps especially the youngest whereas I generally think more about the girls, but then I think more in terms of day-to-day what do they NEED like tights, sanitary towels etc... no man would dream of buying those things lol xx

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ClarityofMind;6403976

Opposite here xxMy ex-husband will buy ... actually he buys the boys … Opposite here xxMy ex-husband will buy ... actually he buys the boys heaps especially the youngest whereas I generally think more about the girls, but then I think more in terms of day-to-day what do they NEED like tights, sanitary towels etc... no man would dream of buying those things lol xx



please tell me not for xmas :w00t::w00t::w00t:

sassie;6403982

please tell me not for xmas :w00t::w00t::w00t:



lol .... amd com i think he would be like that as he is the one that works where as i am just a house wife that spends it x
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