Post # 62
We ended up spending $700ish this year – $200 on each other ($100 each) and then $500 on our families. Last year we spent about the same amount. I hope that we’ll be able to spend a bit more in the future, but we have a limited income since I’m a student and so we have to spend less to stay within our means.
Post # 63
@SincerelyShe: We spent $450 on 22 people….thats right we buy gifts for 22 people every damn year!!
Post # 64
My parents, his parents, and my two SIL and BILs all agreed we would only do gifts for the babies, my niece and nephew (and both SIL’s babies who are on the way). No gifts for the grown ups. Each of us has what we need and don’t really want anything. Plus, Darling Husband and I have a cross country move to pay for next year, so we’re in saving mode, big time. Darling Husband and I agreed to do a trip for my 30th birthday in February as a combination Christmas gift. We both just buy whatever we want so it’s hard to buy for us. My parents just straight refuse gifts that aren’t edible but I found out today, they’re taking Darling Husband and me to Vegas for a few days. Hopefully, they’ll let us buy them a nice dinner while we are there.
So this year, it will be less than $500 total. In previous years, it’s been up to $3,000 but we’ve all come to the consensus that we’d all rather spend time together than feel obligated to buy each other gifts.