I have a close friend and her two daughters (ages 9 and 4) are like nieces to me. I'm closer to the older one so I have a tendency to buy her gifts and not to get as much for her younger sister. I decided to rectify this this Christmas.
I bought the younger girl: an American Girl doll ($104) but the doll (Caroline) had an ugly dress so I added a fancy Holiday outfit (another $36). For the older girl, I got her: a $25 iTunes gift-card (she loves her iPod touch) and a plush blue "Angry Birds" toy ($30). The girls are very good at sharing, so I'm sure they'll share the toys with the exception of the gift-card.
My question is, is spending a total of over $200 ($195+9% tax) too much for an "Aunt" to spend on two girls?
Please note I am not overshadowing Santa/their parents, her mother is a doctor and is buying them a very fancy dollhouse and more this Christmas. Last Christmas the older girl got an iPod touch (I'm not sure what the youngest got that year).
The girls are also not-spoiled, they are extremely well behaved, polite, etc.