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Could you do a decent Christmas with a budget of $500 for 4 kid?

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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A teen, a tween, a 6yo and a preschooler?


I'm just trying to get a feel for whether or not I overdo it with my kids after talking to a friend. 8)

(I usually spend about twice that, she spends less than $500 for her 3 kids.)

Also, yes, I know someone of you spend 10k. You're very lucky. I'm just a regular middle class gal. Be nice. lol

by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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AjsMom0508
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:29 PM
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I usually spend $75-$100/kid. I don't go crazy at Christmas. 1 or 2 "big gifts" an outfit or two and their stocking.
wkukid
by Beach Bum on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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I just shop. I have no idea what I spend.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM
My kids are younger. 3 and 6. I typically spend about $200 per kids. I don't know what I'm going to do this year. Neither of them need anything and we have so many toys it's ridiculous.

I think it would be hard for you to spend so little on a teen and tween. They get more expensive the older they get!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Nope.
morgiefae
by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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500 is more then my budget for my two kids, dh, and my family... >.<

Uzma_mom_of_2
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM
My budget $150 per kid. So your around that, just a little less.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM

No I couldn't do it with that budget. I hope you find some great presents for your kids

mem82
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM

My kids' big gifts always seem to cost at least $70. 8(

Quoting AjsMom0508: I usually spend $75-$100/kid. I don't go crazy at Christmas. 1 or 2 "big gifts" an outfit or two and their stocking.


ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Yeah. I'd think that'd be more than enough.

ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:32 PM

That's about what we do too.

Quoting AjsMom0508: I usually spend $75-$100/kid. I don't go crazy at Christmas. 1 or 2 "big gifts" an outfit or two and their stocking.


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