(Closed) How much does xmas usually cost you?

posted 4 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How much do you generally spend on xmas? This includes gifts, baking, travel, and decorating!
    100 to 199 : (9 votes)
    4 %
    200 to 299 : (21 votes)
    10 %
    300 to 399 : (10 votes)
    5 %
    400 to 499 : (16 votes)
    8 %
    500 to 599 : (34 votes)
    16 %
    600 to 699 : (17 votes)
    8 %
    700 to 799 : (13 votes)
    6 %
    800 to 899 : (8 votes)
    4 %
    900 to 999 : (14 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7092 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love Christmas but it sure is expensive. I voted $700-$799 but once I thought about it some more I realized it’s probably even more expensive than that as I forgot to factor in a few gifts. Good thing I get my yearly bonus right before Christmas!

    Also, it will be even more expensive for us this year as we will be traveling more than usual. I never sat down and calculated it out before… It’s kind of depressing.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Definitely more than a thousand bucks! I love Christmas but I hate spending so much money. Aghhh…..

    Post # 5
    Member
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    For just my money I try to cap myself at 400. But I usually go a little over. With FI however we easily spend over 1000. Oi vey.

    This year is going to be lame, we’re moving soon, and having the baby in feb. Meh.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    It varies, but I would guess $800-$1000.

    We travel for 3 days visiting families, so we spend a lot on gas. We als host Xmas Eve and have an elaborate dinner that costs several hundred.

    My DH and I set a max of $50 each last year that we could spend on eachother because we just cant afford it!

    Post # 8
    Member
    2833 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I spend about a grand around Christmas time. I’m really going to try to cut back this year! (That’s what I say every year :/ )

    Post # 9
    Member
    5652 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Way too much!  Even though I don’t have kids, don’t have to travel, and don’t have any big events to host, I seem to manage to spend an exorbitant amount on gifts each year.  Ugh.  It’s annoying because I don’t feel like any of my family members need expensive gifts (we want for nothing) it’s just a norm we’ve developed.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1290 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We fall to the high end of that, because we have 5 children aged 14-26 and make a big deal out of Christmas. Also we travel several states away for Christmas to visit family.

    Post # 11
    Member
    8475 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I make christmas gifts, so it probably costs me $200-$300 in materials each year.  I’ll usually send a custom ornament and cookies/cakes.  My mom and a few close girl friends get jewelry as well.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I voted up to $900 as we’ve budgeted $750 for family presents (yikes!) and capped our limit for each other at $100.  We’re on a strict budget this year as we are aggresively paying off debt and also saving as we are TTC. 

    No new decorations this year and I never bake lol.  Luckily our family is mainly local so no traveling for us.  Its a bare bones kinda year!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Close to a grand after factoring in the gifts for family and close friends, plus I usually go overboard on food for the holidays (i.e. baking 6-8 batches of cookies in the week before Xmas) which adds up.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @housebee:  I wish I could make Christmas gifts! That way I could cut back on my spendings!

    Post # 16
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I always spend more than I want to…thats why i try to start early and spread it out…lol i voted 1000

    ETA we also have 2 children and EVERYONE on his side of the family buys stuff for them and us…so naturally we feel we should do the same.  

     

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