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Old 09-22-2009, 02:18 AM
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How much do you spend on Christmas Presents for your kids?

Christmas is just around the corner.

Do you spend the same amount on each kid no matter what the age group? Do your kids give you a list of what they want? Do you stick to that list or get other things off the list?
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:12 AM
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We don't do the same amount of money per child as the older ones want things that are more money. We do keep the number of packages from us the same.

I do buy things on sale through out the year to use as fillers and then buy one or two things from their list.

Most of the list I dole out to family for items of what to get them.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:22 AM
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We have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. We send the 2 boys that are both adults and no longer live at home $50 each and we also give our dil and dil to be $50 each. Then the 2 girls that are 17 and 18 get gifts. I spend ruffly $100 to $150 on them. Then I buy the granddaughters presents.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:26 PM
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First off, December is a 4 letter word in our house! We have 7 family birthdays in December! We usually spend $150 on each kid (12-24) depending on what they want. With the eldest, her birthday is on New Years eve, so sometimes her birthday and Christmas amounts are divvied up between them. It all works out in the end. I also use their lists to decide what to get them.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:08 PM
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We also try to keep the amount of presents the same but the amount we spend may be different due to the boys ages and their toys.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:28 AM
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Cooked you have a busy December with all those birthdays.
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We keep to a specific $ for christmas and birthdays, more money is spent for christmas though and even though there's been inflation the $ value is still the same after 8yrs.
As they've got older it's harder for gifts so I usually buy a present to unwrap and put the rest in $ value in a card.
I find gifts hard for my son who has moved out as he only has a room in the house as his and he doesn't have much space to store things.
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