(Closed) How much do you and your Hubby/SO/FI spend on eachother for Xmas?!

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We also have a $200 limit this year. We are recovering from wedding costs ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are on a wedding budget for the next 10 months.  Our limit was $150 each this year.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We got our families wedding photos, too! We made photobooks for our parents and wedding party at shutterfly, and we also got some people framed enlargements. That’s all anyone wanted this year, they told us.

The hubs and I usually spend between $200-$400 total, including stocking stuffers. We don’t try to set an exact budget because sometimes, one can afford more than the other. Usually, we just say, “Whatever you think is appropriate this year.” Of course, we both always end up splurging a little ๐Ÿ™‚ This year, I got him a nice watch. I got him a watch the first Christmas we were together because his previous one was from HS. The one I bought wasn’t that great, either, because we were broke. But it was still an upgrade. Since then, it’s been a joke because it always breaks and falls apart, and I always told him, maybe the first Christmas we’re married, I’ll get you a really nice one. So I’m sure he’s expecting it, but hey, I kept my word! I also got him a cashmere sweater and some other smaller things.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Oh goodness – me & the Fiance this year aren’t doing anything. We have tooo much to save for the honeymoon so we decided to only get gifts for our dads & moms and grandparents, and the kids, ofcourse, too. But yesterday we went “christmas shopping” for everyone and I wound up spending $35.00 on this shirt I LOVED and looked over at him & said “do you want to get yourself a Christmas gift too, since I’m buying this?” And he goes “YEAH!”

So he got him a Florida State sweater. SO, I guess you could say THAT’S our christmas gift…even though we said there would be none :).

Me & my fam this year had our christmas early…Saturday night actually! We did a “dirty santa” thing where everyone got $25.00 gift cards. It forced me & my hubby to spend $50.00 but you get $50.00 right back!

I can’t WAIT for next year – so we can be married & NOT broke! ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas girl & I’m so glad your MARRIED!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

LOVE the jacket! Looks like it’ll last for a while, too. So $99 isn’t a bad deal at all

Wish we had a Macy’s here! Lucky!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We set a $200 limit this year as well.  In the past, we have both overdone to the tune of $500 or so.  We obviously needed to cut back in order to save for the honeymoon and a house.  I LOVE THE LIMIT.  It made me come up with smaller and more meaningful gifts instead of one big fancy gift which we usually do.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

With all the saving up to do and the wedding being only 3 mos. away we put a limit of $50 for one another.  Usually we do about a $100 gift, since we both have large families, it’s hard to get something big for one another.  We try to save that for our birthdays. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We usually just do smaller gifts as well.  Sometimes it’ll be something bigger.  If it comes down to it and neither of us have gotten anything then we’ll usually just go out and have a really nice date night and call the next few purchases for the house ‘presents’ to each other.  Guess it sounds a bit different but it works for us. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We normally spend about $300.  This year we spent about $100-125 because we’re trying to save for the wedding.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

With our wedding next summer, we’ve gone skimpy and have a $50-100 limit for each other.  We typically spend about $150 on each other though…poor grad students here! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

this year our limit was $200… fi went over by a lil… ($400 he spent)

last year our limit was $300 fi went over by a lot… ($1600 he spent)

this year i spent $300, last year i spent $1000.

 

we’ve actually pretty extreme on our bday gifts as well: golf clubs, trip to vegas, tiffanys, etc…

 

but we’ve also skipped Christmas one year… and i think this year is the start to a budget abiding couple ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY to us

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