Reply
Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Don't feel bad, we spent less than 50.00 total - people go way overboard, it's ridiculous. "


I totally agree with this.

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16074 posts
21st Dec '12

Around 2-300, just for our one. It was not at one time though. I started before Black Friday

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Lovelyyy KD*:" I didn't mean dollar amount, i mean the number of gifts to open. But since they're so young they probably dont notice it."


I'm suuuuuper OCD about keeping gift number even. I wrapped everything last night and realized my son has two more gifts than my daughter, so today I went out and bought her two more little things, lol.

Cindy[+1]♥ 1 child; Kentucky 10631 posts
status 21st Dec '12

We have spent 400$ on our one.. That includes Stocking Stuffers too.

almuuh 2 kids; California 1701 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Don't feel bad, we spent less than 50.00 total - people go way overboard, it's ridiculous. "


Thanks, its been a bad end of the year for us. It's still an upgrade from DD's first christmas though! That year I spent $5 on some books. I agree, my brother bought his 5 month old a ridiculous amount of gifts. That kid is content staring at walls lol.

Flower♥Child Litchfield, NY, United States 69196 posts
status 21st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I'm so glad my 'rents decided to do clothes this year. We are going to wait until the spring stuff comes ... [snip!] ... Dora items. Luckily, I can save money during Christmas since the grandparents and other family members shower them with toys."</blockquote>



Yup. Our tree is full. My kids are getting plenty. I'm glad we decided to go really minimal this year. The big toy for each girl is from Santa. I did get some zoobles and squinkies on clearance months ago.
Liv is getting a monster high doll, Jenna is getting a horse, nor is getting the doc stuffins doc kit and Mia is getting a bouncy seat haha

cfxfdfdfdsfdafdsf Vacaville, California 71166 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting MamaCass+3:" I'm suuuuuper OCD about keeping gift number even. I wrapped everything last night and realized my son ... [snip!] ... night and realized my son has two more gifts than my daughter, so today I went out and bought her two more little things, lol. "


LOL!
I just think that with multiple kids it should be kind of even, whether in gift amount or dollar amount. I dont think it's right or "fair" to go out and spend $300 on one kid and $100 on the other. -Shrug- just IMO though.

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4334 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Don't feel bad, we spent less than 50.00 total - people go way overboard, it's ridiculous. "


:!::!::!: totally agree with this :)

JΔS Georgia 74551 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Big'n:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I'm so glad my 'rents decided to do clothes ... [snip!] ... a monster high doll, Jenna is getting a horse, nor is getting the doc stuffins doc kit and Mia is getting a bouncy seat haha"


I think its best, especially when they are young. When the kids are older, I'll spend a lot more money. Sera JUST had a birthday too so you know I'm not going OD on the Christmas gifts for her.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting almuuh:" Thanks, its been a bad end of the year for us. It's still an upgrade from DD's first christmas though! ... [snip!] ... some books. I agree, my brother bought his 5 month old a ridiculous amount of gifts. That kid is content staring at walls lol."


I saw someone on here who spent like $800 on presents for her infant. I don't remember how old the kid was but not even in the crawling or walking phase yet. :?

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27603 posts
21st Dec '12

5-600. But we just have one.

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4334 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting MamaCass+3:" I'm suuuuuper OCD about keeping gift number even. I wrapped everything last night and realized my son ... [snip!] ... night and realized my son has two more gifts than my daughter, so today I went out and bought her two more little things, lol. "


My dh makes fun of me because i am just like you hahaha they wont notice but man, i do! they have to have the exact same amount of gifts!

March 2013 3 kids; Illinois 988 posts
21st Dec '12

It was around 100. for both my girls 50 each but thats not including stockings which theirs seem to be big. lol. We also bought stuff for them together that wasn't put in (crafts and activities that we can do as a family).

Flower♥Child Litchfield, NY, United States 69196 posts
status 21st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I think its best, especially when they are young. When the kids are older, I'll spend a lot more money. Sera JUST had a birthday too so you know I'm not going OD on the Christmas gifts for her."</blockquote>



Yup. Same with Nora. I had a hard enough time figuring out what to get her with the small bit we got. Getting more would be stupid.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting almuuh:" Thanks, its been a bad end of the year for us. It's still an upgrade from DD's first christmas though! ... [snip!] ... some books. I agree, my brother bought his 5 month old a ridiculous amount of gifts. That kid is content staring at walls lol."


I couldn't imagine doing that....I don't even think my son got anything for Christmas his first year. I think a bouncer? He was 9 months old and I was going to buy it anyway, so it wasn't really a "Christmas present". This year my mom and I went in together. I spent less than 50.00 on my half (an art easel - he's going to be 4) and she got the accessory kit that was like 25 and a few small things she mailed me, I think one is like a 5.00 movie and the rest is a sleeper I needed and some candy lol. This is "big" year for us, we usually just do some activities with the family. We've had a lot of money issues, too, so I totally get it and there really is nothing to be ashamed of ! People put way too much emphasis on material items instead of spending the time with family anyway.