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How Much Did You End Up Spending On Christmas?

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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 Sorry, but I need a change of direction. All of these Sandy Hook posts are wearing me out. You may (or may not) have noticed that this is my third post today, and none pertain to guns or shootings.

So...how much did you end up spending on Christmas, and are you done shopping yet, or do you still need to grab up some last-minute gifts?

I am officially DONE purchasing Christmas gifts. In all, I spent around $600 on 8 kids (1 son, 1 step-son, 1 nephew and 5 nieces), 5 adults (1 husband, 3 sisters and 1 sister-in-law), and 3 cats. This was spread-out over 2 months. I also gave $10 to a homeless woman yesterday, cause I roll like that (and no, I don't care if she *might* spend it on booze or crack cause she may also spend it on food or any kids she might have).

I spent the most, by far, on my son, followed distantly by my step-son (who I've never met). I spent roughly $25 on each of the other 6 kids, and $20 on each of the adults (excluding my husband).

I think this just might be the most I have ever spent on Christmas in my entire life.

 

 


"Roger that. Over."

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by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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Claire-Huxtable
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I don't even want to know.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Not much.

Less than $500

More if you add the food for entertainment purposes.

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM

We are done.  We spent what we budgeted.. right under $500.  3 kids and 3 sets of grandparents.  That includes Christmas dinner, baking etc.

Tiffanydshives
by Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I have 4 kids, i have spent close to 1,000. Family about the same. And i have clearance shopped.

soulofsunmama
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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Almost $40 on supplies, making gifts for everyone
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radioheid
by Libertarian on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:13 PM

 I did that a couple years ago. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a crap-ton of beads, cord, clasps, etc and made beaded necklaces and bracelets for everyone. Back in '05 I baked for everyone---cookies, brownies, cakes, all the good stuff.

: )

Quoting soulofsunmama:

Almost $40 on supplies, making gifts for everyone

 


"Roger that. Over."

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Ms.Maaamaof2
by Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Almost done, need to pick up wrapping paper and stocking stuffers plus misc items for parents.


1200 on the kids

545 on Husband

150 mom

100 2 nieces

Brings me to a grand total of BROKE lol



Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I haven't tallied it up. I'm guessing about $1000 on 15 people.

candlegal
by Judy on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Don't know yet, not finished.   

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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Trip to Disneyland = $2,500

A few small gifts for kids = $100

Gift for niece = $25

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