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Wow I feel like a miser LOL.......we spend about 30.00 per child, if that each year. That is including all three gifts (I am a major bargain shopper) and stocking stuffers. We spend no more than 20.00 on each other, and most years we choose to go out on a date instead of giving gifts.
Ours varies a lot. I usually do the vast majority of the shopping, and I buy stuff on clearance throughout the year. Riley's "big" gift this year from us is going to be a dress-up box. I got him like 3-4 costumes on post-Halloween clearance. We'll see what else I can find between now and the holidays, but I don't pay too much attention to the total of what I spend since none/very few of the individual things are very expensive.
Last year I spent over 300.00 on Adrian in total. But what can you get a 10 year old when all the video games alone are 50.00 a pop, his clothes alone are 20.00 for jeans as they get older, it adds up quicker.
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Last year we spent about $100 on Danny and about $300 or so on each other. Randy's was closer to $800 actually, because he got to do this seminar thing that was $400something. This year will be a LOT more thrifty, about $100 on each of us and making everyone else's!
Originally posted by ranidae@Nov 5 2004, 12:23 AM most years we choose to go out on a date instead of giving gifts.
great idea. that is what i'm going to ask for.
hmmm. this year i am not done. i have about 160.00 more dollars of presents to use on everyone else and ashton got tons of clothes. i put 113 on my gap card only i used it at old navy since it was way cheaper. we dont have alot of extra money especially since DH will miss drill next month and wont get paid for his two weeks gone until after christmas. i think we will probably spend about 30-40 more dollars on ashton and i got DH some personalized golf balls that were 30 bucks and some clearence winter clothes from old navy and i'm asking to go on a date. probably 350 in total after everyone is done for. but i usually start shopping right after christmas for the following year. this year was hard though because everyone in both my family and DH's family wanted to draw names and they dont do their shopping early so we havnt even drawn names yet. but i rigged the drawing because ashton had to get my niece because i had gotten tons of stuff for her earlier this year.
Way to much. I said I was going to cut it down this year but Myles had to have this new Gameboy advance sp (which is really freggin cool BTW), and that thing was 80.00 alone. So after the games for it and everything else I'm sure we will be in the same boat as always. Next year I will do better!!
Originally posted by grneydgurl@Nov 5 2004, 10:14 AM Last year I spent over 300.00 on Adrian in total. But what can you get a 10 year old when all the video games alone are 50.00 a pop, his clothes alone are 20.00 for jeans as they get older, it adds up quicker.
you should check for used video game stores around... thats where i buy all mine.. it might now be too much off but something is better than nothing
It usuallt comes out to about $100/kid. That includes stocking stuffers too. Sometimes the older two's gifts come out to more, and the younger two less. But it usually ends up being around $400 for all four kids. Then another $200 for mine & his parents. And about $75-100 on each of us (that includes taking the kids to the dollar store and letting each of them pick something for mom & dad with "their own money").