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Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 05:37 PM

How much do you normally spend on Christmas presents, if you know? Do you have a budget? The last two years I spent about £60 in total. I know it's not all about money, but if I see something I know my friends will like, I'll spend about £10-£15 on each.

I want to get people nice things that they will enjoy. I thought it would be nice to share cheap but meaningful present ideas on this thread since some of us are approaching the dreaded Christmas shopping panic.




   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 05:41 PM

Well, I usually spend around £5 on each person in my family and my friends. If I have a boyfriend at the time then they'll get a bit more spent on them


   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 05:42 PM

I will spend about £20/30 on my Mum.
About £15 on my brother

£30 ish on my boyfriend (this year I have bought him tickets to a show which was last month and I am buying him something little so he has something to open on Christmas day so I have spent more around £45 ish)

£15 on my boyfriend's sister

They are usually the only people I buy for. We usually buy presents as a family for other family members so that doesn't cost me.
   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 06:04 PM

$200 or more. :| Yeah we tend to go all out on our son lol.


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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 06:12 PM

£10's each on each parent
£20 on my brother.

£8- £10's on a few friends.

and about £40 on my boyfriend.
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 06:41 PM

Me and my friends do Secret Santa so that we don't have to spend loads on eachother. And the budget is £15.. not a penny under, not a penny over

I spend about £30 between my dad and stepmum.

£15 on my sister.

About £5-£10 on my grandad.

That's about it So not too bad.


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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 08:10 PM

Secret Santa is a good idea I might look into that this year.

My Christmas budget will probably be much more than usual because of my boyfriend. He's worth it.

To save money I like getting people handmade presents; if I know them well enough it's really personal and they usually appreciate it. I make biscuits and mince pies, draw pictures, write stories and personalise T-shirts. I used to do embroidery but I got bored of that.




   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 08:35 PM

Depends, for my interior family I spend about $50 each.
On my friends we do the secret Santa thing and the budget is $30.
My other family I don't know we are a big family and I would have to file bankrupt if I went on to buy each something, but I buy for my grandparents and my favorite cousins/uncles.


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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 08:45 PM

last year was 20 each on my mom,dad,sister brotherinlaw gramps and grandma but i also usually give them something i design and build myself be it a wooden box or a picture frame.


this year its probally just gonna be something i build myself... im thinking of small jewelery boxes for the ladies and small chest for the men to put there keys and wallets in.

i also particapated in a couple secret santas on forums im on
   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 09:05 PM

I don't really do Christmas for my family and parents, so it's just my girlfriend this year. It's going to be £35, and uh, that's not including what I'm borrowing from the parents and the train fare.
   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 09:07 PM

I've spent quite a lot on my girlfriend, I'd rather not say how much. Also have to pay for postage.. But I don't mind.

For any one else, never really more than 15 but I don't buy for friends anymore.
   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 18th 2010, 10:37 PM

Well, I'm going to buy my girlfriend a blender and an ice cream maker so ever how much that comes to I guess D= (What a weird choice, but her idea )
I don't spend much on my parents, like upto £10, including my step-parents. I have to many siblings to spend loads on each so I get them something little each, but my girlfriend is doing joint presents to them with me ^^
I don't really buy friends Christmas presents though, but if they get me something I feel obliged to get them something in return.

So, in conclusion, too much D=
   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 19th 2010, 02:09 PM

I've spent a lot on my partner, but to be honest I haven't counted how much and I wouldn't like to say... On my mum, I usually spend about £200-300.

For other friends I used to spend £20-£30 but I don't buy for them anymore.
   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 19th 2010, 02:28 PM

Roughly I'll spend around £20-30 on each parent.
£10 For my two siblings.
£30 On my 2year old nephew (it's his birthday again in jan )
and anything between £50 to more on my fiance.

I stopped buying for friends a long time ago now.





   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 25th 2010, 12:35 AM

I'm an excellent gift giver. I usually buy things on sale, and only usually spend about $30 a person. I don't have many people to buy for though. Just my mom, sister, grandma, nina, and 3 of my cousin's kids.


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Re: Christmas budget... - November 26th 2010, 10:57 PM

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I'm an excellent gift giver. I usually buy things on sale, and only usually spend about $30 a person. I don't have many people to buy for though. Just my mom, sister, grandma, nina, and 3 of my cousin's kids.
I know someone who buys Christmas presents in the January sales... she's a genius! I just leave it until the last minute and blow loads of money in one go So far I've only got one present and it's cost me twenty quid.




   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 27th 2010, 06:29 PM

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I know someone who buys Christmas presents in the January sales... she's a genius! I just leave it until the last minute and blow loads of money in one go So far I've only got one present and it's cost me twenty quid.
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 29th 2010, 06:05 PM

I normally spend a fiver on friends and £10 on people in my family. I dont think i could afford spending £10-15 on friends presents!


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Re: Christmas budget... - November 29th 2010, 08:34 PM

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Re: Christmas budget... - November 29th 2010, 10:21 PM

$30 on my brother
$20 on friends
and then a bit more on my boyfriend.

Lol I love how like EVERYONE does that. Spends more on their significant other lol


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Re: Christmas budget... - November 29th 2010, 10:31 PM

I kinda just spend as must as I have, which isn't a lot



   
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Re: Christmas budget... - November 29th 2010, 10:52 PM

I've spent £50 on one friend this year. and £100 each on my little brother and sister (there birthday is also 3weeks before) £15 on 2 other friends. Thats over £300 already and i still ave atleast 15 more people to get :S

Also about 60 people get a card attatched to a candycane and minni cracker and on average I spend £5 on wrapping each present. I'm obcessed which making it look good, bows, labels, stickers!


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