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How much do you spend on your kids at Christmas?

How much total do you spend on Christmas presents for your kids at Christmas?

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Asked by lovemydivas at 2:46 PM on Nov. 12, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Depends on how much we have. It usually runs a couple thousand. (4 kids)

    We only spend what we HAVE --- credit cards are off limits for gift shopping.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 2:48 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • 1 million

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • One child, under $300

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • we ddi layaway. we spend about $350 ob both kids may eb a lil more am not sure

    Answer by piwife at 3:37 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • We only spend on what we were able to save that year. This year we saved $2,000, but we also have to buy for other family members and this is our granddaughter's first Christmas. I think it will average to about $300 for each teen (we have 2), $150 for our adult daughter, $300 for our granddaughter, $400 for extended family & friends, and the rest for decorations - we had to buy a new tree this year. We may be able to spend less on our granddaughter (she'll only be 10 months old at Christmas) and on our extended family & friends, in which case we will put it towards the new dishwasher we are saving for after the new year.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 3:59 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • Wow, with me and my SO fired, this year is yard sales and goodwill. So probably about $20 -$40 each. 2 kids, I may spend about $50 total.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • We usually spend between $75 and $100 per kid with 4 kids. Although we've done it on $50 a kid before. They usually get so much stuff they don't know what to do with it. I don't see why would need to spend more. They don't need more "stuff".

    Answer by justanotherjen at 4:33 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • About $100-200 for one kid.

    Answer by lstrickland at 4:58 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • Well I'm not sure. Its going to be my DS's first Christmas.

    Answer by bjw_053109 at 5:02 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • I do not have a set limit, whenever I feel I am done that is when we stop, LOL!

    Answer by lapcounter at 5:27 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

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