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My kids are 6yrs appart. So right now I dont think they notice the number of gifts. The older ones gifts always cost more, so I dont worry about the $$ for each. But as they get older, I will try to make it look even.
We will do the same amount of money. DSS will be nearly ten years older than his other siblings so I can't imagine buying him less substantial gifts just so they match the amt his baby sibs get.
My mom did it that way too. I'm 7.5 and 9.5 years older than my brothers and she ALWAYS made sure she spent the same on each one of us (I won't tell you how much, my momma was crazy). Their gifts were always bigger than mine, but their price was always determined by me.
Take last year for example. Baby Brother wanted a PS3 kit. Cost at the time in Canada for Game, extra controller etc was $400. So mom ordered Me and my other brother new laptops and my sister (her step daughter) a net book. That's in addition to all the other gifts we got, but she was attempting to compensate for it being the first Christmas with out my dad.
So that's my goal, everyone gets the same spent on them. DSS will hopefully be past the "hey he got more than me!" phase (he has an ASD and has hoarding tenancies. It's all about quantity and not quality right now)
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when they were all little we did but now that Tyler is 13 and even Austin who is 9, the things they want/get tend to be more expensive so they get less gifts, but we try and spend the same amount on all 4 kids.