My son's birthday is less than a month apart from Christmas. I did all the shopping at one time. He just made three. I spent around $350 this year combined total. Last year I spent double that and he only played with half the stuff. So I decided to get less stuff this year. My mom also spent around the same on him. So he still ended up with a serious haul over a one month period. His room will be exploding in a few weeks.