It totally depends on the year. Some years have been much more generous than others. We try to limit the number of gifts per child to three each plus a stocking. Both sets of grandparents are really generous, and it would be really overwhelming if we did more than that. But the expense of each of those items varies. It's interesting, because I've noticed that the kids are equally happy when we spend a little as when we spend a lot. I think that sometimes parents put more pressure on themselves to go over the top than they really need to.
we spend about 1000.00$. we start buying things around october.
Well I don't have many people to buy for anymore....
I get my SO one expensive gift and a few little ones
My son has been getting money since he was 18 (now 20)
My niece and nephew get a really nice gift each.
My sister gets a decent amount on a gift card at a store she likes.
Some cousins and Aunts/Uncles and friends get gift cards to fave stores.
its only my son i really shop for...and a few ppl here and there...i have a SMALL budget of $100 for my son ...but i pick up stuff along the year for him and others...
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