(Closed) How much do you spend on SO's birthday?

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  • Post # 3
    746 posts
    Busy bee

    It depends.  DH’s birthday is right before Christmas, so sometimes I’ll get him a really big gift and have it be for both birthday and Christmas.  If it’s just a birthday gift it’s usually in the 50-100 range.  

    Post # 4
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Usually around 100 for his gift but we do an at home poker party every year for his birthday so we spend another 150 in food and beer plus 100 in poker, unless he wins. 

    Post # 6
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee

    @SparkleBee11:  last year I took him skydiving, it was like $300. This year I bought him $70 shoes and baked him an apple pie from the apples we picked at the orchard

    Post # 7
    7590 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    During college I was lucky if I could pull together $25 to spend on him. Now I spend about $100. I would probably spend more if there was something I knew he really wanted.

    Post # 8
    746 posts
    Busy bee

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    @SparkleBee11:  Exactly!  Same here.  My birthday is a couple days after Christmas and, as an example, last year my parents offered to get this 100-year-old dying tree cut down on our property as a gift to both of us, for both birthday and Christmas.  It was originally going to cost about 3 grand, which was why it was our only gift, and we were psyched they offered.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah normally DH and I spend around 200ish on each other (like 200 for both birthday and Christmas for one person, so 400 tops for the whole season) unless finances are tight, or unless there’s some big splurge that one of wants, then we spend a little more.  Works out pretty well.  

    Post # 9
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My SO’s birthday is the day before mine, but we both spend around 100. I like to make him feel special and we don’t buy a lot of stuff throughout the year so Christmas and birthdays are opportinities to get the other things they need and want.


    Post # 10
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @SparkleBee11:  We always do right around $300 for xmas and birthdays ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 11
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @SparkleBee11:  It really depends on our financial situation. Whenever we’ve had extra income, though, I’ve spent up to $150, but I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than that.

    Post # 12
    2513 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It depends on our budget for the given year. It’s been as high as $500 and as low as $25.

    Post # 13
    5187 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I usually just re-stock him for his birthday (cologne, boxers, socks, undershirts) whatever he needs more of. So less than $100.

    Post # 14
    1409 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m really broke, and I s


    pend about $40 on a present or two and a drink. I’d love to spend more (it would be so much easier to figure out what to get him if I could afford gadgets!), and I think basically I’ll always spend as much as I can on something he’ll love. I can’t even afford to buy him a cake and a meal, so I make up for that by making the cake and a nice meal myself ๐Ÿ™‚ But it’s also a little hard on me because it’s only 2 weeks before our dating anniversary! Luckily we’ll have a different anniversary to celebrate soon, so that’ll take some pressure off ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    970 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I have gotten him new lenses and new cameras the last few birthdays. He was gonna get them anyway so it was a good excuse. Around $1000. And then I pick up some small things like socks, new razors, chocolates. 

    Post # 16
    2036 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I said 150-200.

    SO LOVES baseball, so the past two years (and it’ll probably continue) I’ve got him the mlb.com baseball package.  It s only 24.99 a month (Or I can pay 125.00 roughly up front), and then I usually get him a fancier scotch whiskey than his fav 35.00 glenfiddich.  

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