Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant
We are trying to save money this year because of the wedding coming up and it is SO HARD to stay on budget. I budgeted $500 for Christmas presents and I have already spent like $420 and I have multiple people still left to shop for! So how much are you spending?
Post # 3
@lucygirl1: I’m not too sure yet either we have a baby on the way so were trying to save. I’m thinking between $800 to $1500.
Post # 4
@lucygirl1: We’re on a really tight budget this year with the wedding coming up, so I said $100. Maybe $200. I usually only buy for the kids in my family and I try to make things for my parents, grandparents and friends. Last year I did a photo collage of my brother and myself and gave them to my parents and grandparents. I made candles with a kit I bought from Michaels.
ETA: It helps that I have a small family. I have my mom, stepdad and brother. Two neices and one nephew (they are all young enough and are simple to buy for). Two stepbrothers and their wives. FH. And I like to get a little something for FH’s dad, sister and his neice and nephew.
Post # 5
I said $400-$700. My SO and I are giving each other a $250 limit for just each other’s gifts. I’ve already spent $100 of that on one present, and I plan to get him another present that costs $50, and probably a few little things that he needs or wants. I’m hoping to stay under the budget this year which I never do LOL.
I try not to spend a lot on the rest of my family because my family has enough money that they never really want anything, and if they do they just go out and get it. My SO and I just moved in together this year, so now we get to split gifts for each other’s families (yay!) Hopefully that will save us a little bit of money!
Post # 6
This is our first Xmas where we are doing ok financially…finally!! The last two years, one of was unemployed and the year before that we just started to date on Xmas, so we didn’t do the holiday together.
I’ve gotten most of our list done and have spent like $300 so far. My side of the family is doing homemade or hand made so I’m making wine charms and pinteresty things. I have a few more things for FI and I think he spent a lot on me…=/ but I’m so excited bc we can actually give people things besides cookies or candy this year!!
Post # 7
We are basically only buying for my neice, and immediate family [parents, siblings]
Post # 8
A lot of our family decided they either didn’t want to do gifts this year or just pick names, so we have way less to buy than usual. I would say our budget is around $1500, but that doesn’t include gifts between my DH and me. We usually spend around $1000 on each other.
Post # 9
<~~hanging my head in shame. we never have had a budget.. we talk like we do.. then go overboard every year. BUT we do a lot of good things. We own our business and give HEAFTY Christmas bonuses to our employees (along with a business dinner at a fancy resturant). We get presents for charity, we do a lot of nice things for other people. I include all that in our so called “budget” so I voted more than 2,000
Post # 10
Yikes–probably $1000? Neice & nephew at 50 a piece, then his family draws names at around $100/person (so for two of us) and then my family does individual gift (although no one much cares, we just don’t have enough people to draw names). We will probably get my dad a nest, which is over budget, but he is impossible to shop for and always loves the stuff FI picks out for him (a miracle) so I’ll let him do it.
Post # 11
Less than 100$ for sure. I might bake sweets as gifts. I really can’t afford much right now, and Fi and I probably won’t give each other anything either.
Post # 12
We have a strict budget of $500, which might sounds like a lot, but we have nearly 20 people to get gifts for, including each other. Last year we had to buy for 26, and we spent around $1500. This year we are grad students in NYC, so… no.
Post # 13
We generally spend $600 on each other and around $800 for our son. For our parents and siblings we’ll spend $100 a piece. As for my extended family (cousin’s children) I hope to spend no more than $20 a piece. My friends will all get a $5-$10 bath bombs or bubble bars from Lush. My team and my husbands coworketd will get chocolate covered pretzels I’ll make.
We do most of our holiday shopping with my husband’s bonus. I love planning out the perfect gift and shopping for other people ! 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@lucygirl1: we’re boycotting christmas this year. so, $0.
Post # 15
Our budget was $1000. I’m finished with everything wrapped and we came in just over $800. I’m pretty proud honestly. haha.
Post # 16
I doubt we’ll go over $1000 but we don’t have a budget set.