Post # 1
So we started talking about what we are thinking about getting our husbands, fiances, and significant others for the holidays, now I’m curious what your budgets are? Do you set one?
We usually set a budget for $200 for one another. Last year was a little less because we had done a lot of travelling and he had recently bought my engagement ring, but I think this year we are back on track.
Post # 3
We don’t buy for each other at Christmas because we but for each other all year. We save it for family and friends etc
Post # 4
Anywhere from 500-1500. We typically splurge on one big ticket item a year and call it our Xmas gifts.
Post # 5
More or less 1000$-1200$ but there is no “set” budget. Bigger budget for birthday, then smaller for anniversary, and smallest for Valentine’s Day. (We are Jewish and don’t celebrate Christmas, as a result, birthday presents are quite substantial)
Post # 6
We are poor students, so usually it’s about $100 each for birthdays/Christmas. This year it is down to $50 because we are poor students who got married, moved and are going on a substantial holiday. I imagine we’ll spend more when we have real jobs.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
Last year we had a budget of $200… I tried talking to Fiance about this last night. He doesn’t want to set a budget. I got upset…
“I can’t spend as much money as you can on gifts, so that’s not fair.”
“Why is that not fair? I make more money than you do.”
“It’s still not fair!”
Post # 8
100 bucks tops. Saveing for a house so its less then we have spent on each other in the past.
Post # 9
$100 – $150. Frankly, I make more money than he does and I can usually afford to buy myself what I want. I like to concentrate far more on celebrating the holidays than on buying or receiving gifts. I buy a few trinkets for other folks, give out gift cards and do Christmas stockings, that’s it!
Post # 10
We go on international vacations ~2 x a year and weekend trips about once a month so we’re pretty frugal otherwise. We stopped giving each other actual presents this year because of the wedding and him buying my engagement ring. Last year ~$200 per occasion.
Post # 11
No budget. Some years we haven’t given each other anything, other times we agree on an item to get ourselves. Most has been $200. Average maybe $25-50? We have good jobs, just tend to get things more for family than splurge on us. This year I’m thinking of spending a little more.
Post # 12
We don’t really have a budget, some years are big ticket items or trips, other years we just don’t do anything exciting. I usually spend at least $200 though.
Post # 13
@Brideonabudgetlauren: This year he’s spent about $500 on me so far (I picked out a new handbag when we were on vacation as my Xmas pressie – can’t wait!), and I think I’ve spent around $200 on him so far. Might get a couple more things still… but nothing crazy expensive. We’re not really tit for tat. I think last year we spent around $200 each. We like to splurge on vacations so don’t normally spend a lot on Xmas. He did buy me a lovely pair of diamond earrings on our first Xmas together, though… but that is not a yearly thing unfortunately haha.
Post # 14
Keep in mind we are both in college and will graduate in may and marry in June. That being said we do $20 for every holiday anniversary and v-day we save money from our eating out budget so we have $50 to go out to a nice dinner.
We are super poor.
Post # 15
We have never set a budget. He regularly buys me things all year as well as things at birthdays and christmas. I’m sure he goes into teh thousands. But I am so aweful at buying gifts. I’ll buy him things if he points it out in the shop, but other than that after knowing him for 7 years I am buying him his first ever surprise present for christmas this year!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
My Fiance makes more than me, he spoils me. At first this was a major issue to me too but I realised its not a dollar ammount that matters but the thought. So just realised its not about money but that he can buy you these things.