(Closed) How much have you spent on Christmas gifts for your FI/SO/DH?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How much did you spend on your FI/SO/DH this year on Christmas
    $100-$250 : (96 votes)
    42 %
    $250-$400 : (42 votes)
    19 %
    $400-$600 : (25 votes)
    11 %
    >$600 : (11 votes)
    5 %
    Less than $100 : (52 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    9668 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    Probably about $250, just a rough estimate. 

    Post # 4
    3552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Maybe $100 when you add everything up. We just graduated from college and spent the entire summer unemployed so money has not been the best. Especially since we bought a new car and an E ring.

    Post # 5
    4370 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted $100-$150, but it doesn’t really apply. We’re doing stockings with a $75 limit – but we always buy one big joint gift for ourselves.  This year is was a new mattress/box spring which was waayyy over $600.

    Post # 6
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I’ve spent between $150-200 this year on Fiance.

    Post # 7
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Well, if you count the airfare to fly over here to visit him for a few weeks, then over $1,000. If you’re just counting actual wrapped presents, then maybe $75 – $100.

    Post # 8
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Darling Husband is a big spender on Christmas.  He just loves figuring out what to get everyone.  We had a discussion about finances and we are spending around $150.00 on each other.  He was disappointed but after a few discussions he saw the light. 😀

    Post # 9
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We were only supposed to spend $200 plus stocking stuffers, but I spent more like $300 on everything. What can I say? SO is a tiny bit spoiled.

    Post # 10
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted $100-250, but it isn’t accurate. $100 was our limit for each other. I spent about $85-90.

    Post # 11
    1807 posts
    Buzzing bee

    You should add a 0-100 option to you poll.

    I spent around $200 on him this year. I usually spend about $300, but just didn’t have the cash this year.

    Post # 12
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d say total value maybe $100. What I paid $10 total. Thanks to those jcpenneys buttons!

    Post # 13
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    $150 maybe? But I think that’s an outrageous amount to spend on Christmas…. I didn’t want to spend that much. Your poll choices are pretty high!

    Post # 14
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    $140.  We usually spend on whatever it is the other person really wants but there are years where we skip gifts for a trip or something.  There isn’t any set amount.  One year, I got a Nook Color ($249); and, another year, the Darling Husband got a winter driving course ($350). 

    Post # 15
    46 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Christmas is usually a free for all for us. We spend way more at the holidays than we do on bdays or really any other time. I’ve budgeted about 1k for this year. It’s an exorbitant amount, I know, but I love to spoil her rotten this time of year.

    Post # 16
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I spent like $250. Our first year together Darling Husband went kinda nuts, he got me a PS3 (yes, I know in most relationships this would be for the guy, but he really never uses it or plays games), a necklace with a diamond pendant, and a few other things. So the next year I went nuts and he spent what was a more reasonable amount. So the next year I went down to his more reasonable amount…and he spent even less. This seems to be the pattern for us, it kind of irritates me. For our first anniversary I got him a really nice watch, and he got me a book (a baby book, really for both of us since we’re expecting), and a movie. I was less than thrilled and he knows it. We probably should start setting dollar limits because otherwise he’s annoyed I spent too much and I’m annoyed I feel like he cheaped out on my gifts (he’s definitely the penny pincher in our relationship.)


    This year I did not take my own advice and set a dollar limit, but I ended up spending about $250. He’ll say it’s too much, but he gives me ZERO ideas for gifts. The only thing I could come up with on my own were concert tickets, and they were expensive ones. I know he’ll be thrilled, but if he tells me I should’ve spent less, he should’ve given me an idea of something he wanted that was less expensive!

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