Cost of Christmas Presents?

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How much do you spend on your significant others for Christmas? Your Children? What is appropriate for the "in laws"?
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KC Kitten KC Kitten
I think it depends on how much we have.
badk1tty badk1tty
Each of my girls get 200-250ish, my husband and I don't have a set amount for either of us, and it can vary quite a bit. In-laws? hate 'em
Gracie Gracie
Every year it's different. It depends on how much I have. I don't go into debt buying gifts. I try to plan ahead. It also depends on what people want. Two years ago 1 son needed a laptop for college, so he had a big xmas, while little bother got a game for the wii. This year the little one's getting a new cell phone, and big brother's getting clothes. I usally only get my dad something small like a book or a bottle of wine, but he asked for a dock/speakers for his iphone and I'm thrilled to get him something big he really wants.
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
The only people I'm buying for this year are my mother and my boyfriend. My mother I'll spend whatever I have left over after I buy my boyfriend a PS3 that he's been wanting...
lashes2000 lashes2000
I usually spend about $200 on each kid. So $1200 total. But because we really feel like Christmas is for our kids, we don't always get each other stuff. If we do we usually limit it to $50 ish.
Ansley Ansley
My mother saved all year and then split it evenly between my sister and I. We would each get one big gift and smaller gifts depending on how much it was. The last time we spent Christmas together, my sister actually got her feelings hurt because she thought my mom spent more money on me than she did on her. It was ridiculous and it's part of the reason we aren't speaking.

We don't really do gifts anymore between me and the man. It's kind of pointless for us. We don't even decorate.
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Always depends on how much money we have. My fiancée always makes "Gifts In A Jar" which is easy and not very costly. You simply use large Mason jars and fill them with a homemade recipe, whether it be, pancakes, brownies, cookies, hot chocolate etc. Last year she made hot chocolate in a powder mix and holy crap was it amazing. I've literally tried over 100 different types of hot chocolate from different countries and nothing compared to how good hers tasted.

This year she had a few ideas to spruce it up a little. Whatever she decides to make, I know she wants to have an add-on gift to go with the jars, for example --- If she made pancake mix in a jar, she would decorate the jar, put ingredients and directions on it, and then the add-on gift would be, some cutesy pancake turner.

As far as what we get for each other, we try to shop small, but get things that mean something important. Or maybe buy something fun that we can do together. I know this doesn't sound like much, but last year we bought a PS3 as our gift to each other, something we both really wanted. But we would also get something really small on the side even if just stocking stuffer's etc.
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I don't have many people to buy for and no kids or husband so my friends get $20-40-ish gifts. And my mom gets everything she could want, there have been years I've spent several thousands. She deserves everything.
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't really have a limit for gifts for my fiance or family. Whenever it looks like I've gotten enough gifts for someone, I'll stop buying for them. I'm going to limit gifts for friends to $20, though.
wrmbreze wrmbreze
We have for the last few years, waited til tax season to get most of our gifts. They might get a couple hundred then. The hubs only asks for one thing so I just usually get him whatever he asks for. I don't really deal with my inlaws much. I buy my mom something small, because she doesn't like me to spend money on her.
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
Depends on how much we can afford.
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