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What are you spending this Christmas on your child?

How much are you spending on your child this Christmas?? We wanted to try and stay around $100 - 150 per child, but it's hard! Seems like all the "cool stuff" is super expensive this year. So I guess we're not getting cool stuff!

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Mom2GnT

Asked by Mom2GnT at 5:37 AM on Nov. 26, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Well my 5 yo had a pretty big birthday so I am only spending around 100 on her. My son I am spending around 150 or 175 I think, he is 8.
    I am spending 40 to 50 on my 1 yo.
    350 on 3 kids isn't too shabby ;)
    upintrees

    Answer by upintrees at 6:17 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • my daughter is 16months old, will be almost 18 months old at christmas. Already got all her x-mas gifts. Ive spent around 200bucks. BUT we're living in germany, toys over here are more expensive than in the states. but its still too much lol. i couldnt resist though :P
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 6:37 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I have always spent about 145 -160 on my daughter. This year having 2 now I spent about 120.00 on oldest and about 60 on my 9 month old.My oldest hasnt really been into the gift thing. Last year was the first year she has ever asked for anything. I also buy year round. I have a plastic bin which I strore things in all year. I have boughten these books with tricks and things for 2.00 each. With each book have 10 different tricks in them. I priced them and they go for 18.00 each. That way I get more for my dollar.
    moma22angels

    Answer by moma22angels at 6:53 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I only have 1 child so i will be spending about 500 on him. He is spoiled.
    teresalangston

    Answer by teresalangston at 7:49 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Well I will probaly spend 100 on each child I have 2 and that's just toys they need clothes as well about 3 outfits a piece so hopefuly no more than $300- $350 altogether
    moviestartaal

    Answer by moviestartaal at 8:41 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I usually try to keep it around 100-125 per kid. I have 4 so that adds up quick. But they're definitely not hurting. They'll get more stuff from grandparents and all that so they'll make out just fine.
    jenettyshome

    Answer by jenettyshome at 8:44 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • My dd is 2. We've spent 400 so far but we'll see how much more we get on Black Friday : )

    The cool toys are much more expensive, and we got the cool toys
    gypsydancer7

    Answer by gypsydancer7 at 9:41 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I have 7 kids and 1 granddaughter. I have 5 kids living at home now and I will spend around $300 ont hem and for the 2 that are out and my granddaughter I will spend around $100 each.
    JLynn0871

    Answer by JLynn0871 at 9:42 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I did manage to keep it around $150/kid and yes you're right most of the 'cool' toys are expensive this year ($40 for one Dance Cam, etc) -- so they will just get a few neat things instead of TONS of junk!
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 9:44 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • For my 12 year old I am shooting for $150 or less. For the one year old twins I think I can get by and not feel guilty at about $75 each. So approximately $300 for 3 kids. I know it will be more when the twins are older and into electronics.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 9:47 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

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