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How much do you spend on average for gifts for others? I read an article stating the average parent spends over $400 on each of their children. It also said spouses spend about $700 on each other. How about your family?
For my husband, alone, I spend no more than $500. We believe in gifts but we don't believe they should be ridiculously expensive unless it is people very very close like mothers, sisters, etc... However, he keeps surprising me with rings so I might buy him something a little more expensive this year since he spent a good 3,000 on me.
When it is my sisters and brothers or parents, I will spend less on sisters and brothers. My mother is really in charge of their gifts right now since they are young, I spend a max of $30 on each. But I make sure it's what they want really bad.
Parents I will spend more. I spend about $200 on each unless I find a steal. Same goes for parents in-law. However hubby and I split the price.
If it is a Christmas when there is something special that recently happened such as a marriage or graduation, or if someone had a loss and needs to be cheered up, we will spend more.