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How many presents will one child get ?

I've heard a lot of ppl go by this rule:
1thing they want
1 thing they need
1thing they wear
1thing they read

We are low on money this year. So my son is getting a few toys and some from his grandma. We got him new shoes and some clothes but I'm not wrapping the clothes since he's only 16 months old this year. We got him like 4 toys from us and then Santa will bring some toys.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Dec. 10, 2012 in General Parenting

Answers (17)
  • more than she needs now that her other grandparents are involved in her life

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 8:03 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Each kid gets about 20-25 things.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 8:04 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • At that age, they didn't get much. Now that they're older, they get a lot more. I don't know how many gifts, exactly. Maybe 15-20 for each, and a few that they will share.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 8:07 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Well, my older ones are getting fewer presents because their things cost more. My 2 and 4 yo's are each getting around 10 things from Santa, 1 from us. They will all 5 get around 20 from family (grandparents, aunts and uncles)
    I think 4-5 is plenty for the age of your little one. My youngest was 17 months last Christmas and after she opened the 1st present she wanted to play with it instead of opening more. A lot of presents gets overwhelming.

    Answer by missanc at 8:09 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • At 16 months, you can give a kid wrapped boxes, because it's tearing the paper that's the fun part.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Not sure, I'm not done shopping for them. They did get their 1 big joint gift - a puppy. They'll each get 1 "big" thing to go with the big thing the grands are getting them (DS case, Kindle covers, farm animals) and then whatever little stuff I get - a pile of coloring books is always a must, probably new toothbrushes, whatever other goodies I find when I shop later this week.

    Answer by idareyou at 8:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • They're each getting 10 things. That's one "big" gift each (LeapPad2, Tinkerbell Power Wheels) and 9 "small" gifts. And there are two additional gifts this year that are for both of them.

    Then, probably another 30 things each from grandparents, aunts and uncles. :/

    Answer by DusterMommy at 8:22 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • They'll each get about 10 things this year. About 6 from me, 4-5 from Santa. Then 1 or 2 mutual gifts (that they share), oh and one from each other. Then they get from their grandparents (5-10 each!) and MY grandparents (usually just 1 big thing).

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:27 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • 14 from us but they end up with about 30 with my family aunts uncles grandparents.

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 8:38 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Maybe 8 or 9 things from us/santa, I don't really count them, so I'm guessing. Grandparents send money since they're 2000+ miles away. Our boys don't count how many they have, and if they get caught acting like they're being ungrateful they won't get to keep anything.
    We are adamant about not raising entitled kids. So far it's working.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:03 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

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