What's your Holiday Gift Shopping Budget?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What's your Holiday Budget
    About $25 per person : (8 votes)
    20 %
    more like $50 per person : (12 votes)
    30 %
    $75-ish a person : (10 votes)
    25 %
    $100+ per person : (3 votes)
    8 %
    I spend $1000+ on presents : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Budget Smudget - it's the holidays I buy people what they want : (2 votes)
    5 %
    I'm a DIY diva and make all my presents! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    13020 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    ABout…. $25 for kids, $50 for siblings, $100 for parents.

    Post # 3
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    1433 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t have may people to buy for, my brother and his girlfriend, my parents, my SO, maybe small things for my assistant and my best friend.  I end up spending about $100/person for each of those people (other than assistant and friend). If there were kids in the family I would cut back my adult budget to buy things for the kids. I also have to watch myself shopping for myself and random extras during the holiday season.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6749 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a small family so I’m usually just buying for my DH, our 2 kids and my parents. DH and kids are $150/each and my parents are $100/each.

    Post # 6
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    781 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I basically did $50 for everyone this year, even FI since were just doing stockings. I have both parents, my sister and her SO, my FI, his parents, his sister and her SO.

    Post # 9
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    1077 posts
    Bumble bee

    We do approx 50 per child and siblings and 100 for parents.

    We have a Christmas fund (a box) where we stash cash throughout the year.  Then we figure out what we have and assign accordingly.  We spend what’s left between the two of us. 

    Post # 11
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    1077 posts
    Bumble bee

    MsGinkgo:  Holy cow $800!!!  I roll our change pretty frequently…so we’ll get $20 bucks here and there and I always stash it.  We actually have several different stashes (xmas in a box, cruise in a savings account, house in another savings, and an extra secret stash that I put little bits here and there for fun stuff–we had almost $100 and it’s all gone now haha!)

    Post # 12
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    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    For our kids, we just do a lumpsome budget.  So about $600 for all 4 kids.  It has been more in previous years and less in previous years.  We’ll have to see this year.

    As for the other people I shop for, I try to stay under $25 each for my bil, his wife and their 2 kids.  My il’s need nothing so we just buy what they might liike…. we spend about $20-$50 on them.

    Post # 13
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Depends on the persn, but anywhere from $20-$100+. We spend the most on close family though, and make sure to do at least 1 giving project each year.

    ETA: I really didn’t add it up, I just shop as I go with money I have on hand. We buy for (between us 2) each other, 2 sets of parents, 2 sibling and one sibling’s SO, 4 young kids, 2 sets of grandparents, 2 aunts/uncles, and 4 close friends. I’m not sure I even want to know how much I spent, but it’s all paid for in full, so I’m feeling fine about it.

    Post # 14
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    423 posts
    Helper bee

    We decided to only buy gifts for the little girls this year. I spent less than $15 on each little girl. We are doing stockings for the adults and everybody contributes to the pot. I’ve been spending about $5 a person for their stocking stuffers.

    My husband and I set a $500 limit for each other.

    Post # 15
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    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m a grad student who is working part time and planning a wedding, so my budget is pretty low. I’m probably going to spend about $25 per family member (4 people) and $50 or so on my fiancé.

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