Post # 1
I went through my Christmas list and receipts tonight and realized that I have already spent a small fortune and still have close to half of my list to get. In total we have approximately 20 people to buy for so it does get pretty pricey.
As it stands right now, we’ve already spent $700 and have about another $500 left to spend before we’re done.
How much will you have spent when your Christmas shopping is complete?
Post # 3
A lot more than I care to share but atleast what you are at currently. I have 3 younger brothers, an older brother, older sister, a brother-in-law, a niece, a nephew and a newphew on the way. Plus SO, his parents, his sister, her boyfriend, and the person I draw for the family Christmas on his side. It gets overwhelming but I do dearly love Christmas so I try not to get too upset about it.
Post # 4
We spend about $100 on each parent, and $50 each on our siblings, their spouses and my grandma, so we get off pretty easily in terms of how many people we have to buy for.
Usually there’s a few hostess gifts or office secret santas thrown in there too, so I’d say just shy of $1000.
Post # 6
i havent even started (yikes!). we keep our gifts to other people between $50 to $100 per person and i have about 12 people to buy for
this year hubby and i are spending approx $20K on ourselves, 2 vacations (1 november and 1 december) and new electronic toys for him 🙂
Post # 7
Is it Grinch-y of me to say too much?! LOL! I get carried away shopping for Darling Husband, I’ll totally admit to that. I’d say between him, my parents, sister, BIL, two nephews, my grandparents, Mother-In-Law, stepson, and miscellaneous little friends gifts, over $1000. I’m really tryinig to scale it back this year though. I also try to bake treats for all our friends and drop them by their houses personally 🙂
Post # 8
wow! hubby and i dont really buy into the money making aspect of christmas, we are religious so we celebrate it in that way, and we are taking a trip to vegas this weekend which is our gift to each other so ew arent doing physical prsents this year. since his family is big, we do a secret santa and just have to buy for one person with a 75 limit and my work secret santa limit is 10, so i have an easy year this go around!
Post # 9
I spent quite a bit ($500+) on my SO because I’m the only one that gives him good presents. Rest of the family is about $40 or less per person. Friends are about $20 or less per person.
Post # 10
My husband and I already pretty much buy anything we want or need throughout the year, so we try and not waste money by buying presents for the sake of presents at Christmas. We’ll do some small silly gifts or do something where we plan a special day for each other – that way we get quality time or an adventure out of it. We’ve all scaled back gifts between parents and siblings, too – we’d all so much rather see each other ($$$ plane rides) or get something more home made, so it really works out!
Post # 11
We’re not Christian, but we do buy holiday presents for our family and closest friends. I generally go with liquor, my fiance with books. I think all told it probably comes to a couple hundred bucks.
Post # 12
I only buy for my niece and nephew so I tend to over indulge with their gift giving, since I am hardly ever home to see them. If I don’t get to go home to see them then its more! They are also completely happy with me coming to visit.
Post # 13
Last year, it was close to $2000. This year, we are definetly trying to scale back, since all of the wedding expenses are piling up as well. It is hard, because we really like to go all out for Christmas, especially for each other. This year we have set a budget for each person/couple, and are doing pretty well with it. But, even with that, still over $1,000 when all is said and done.
Post # 14
This year, only probably about $200-$250 because of saving for the wedding. But, on a normal year? Probably more like $400-600. And that’s mostly just on two people! lol
Post # 15
From what I can think of… we have 2 girls and we spend $150-$200 on each of them, this year they each get a DSi and a game and one or two toys. We spend $100 on each mother, $150 on each other and about $50 in random gifts. For everyone else we spend about $300-$500 total on Swiss Colony gifts, because of the wedding this year, we got back in touch with a few of our friends and so have more to buy for. I guess all in all, we will spend around $1200-$1500? Which we really cannot afford, but we do it in little bits at a time.
P.S. I voted $500-$1000, I honestly didn’t realize we spent this much until I wrote it all out on this message, oops.
Post # 16
Just for FH’s immediate family, usually around $700-$800. Can’t afford diddly squat this year, though. His parents are paying for us to fly to visit for Christmas, and we’re supposedly doing a no-presents holiday this year.