# Thread: How much money should you spend on Christmas presents per child?

1. ## How much money should you spend on Christmas presents per child? var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false};

I just want to know how much you think you should spend on Christmas presents from "Santa".

2. My parents usually spend about 200-250 \$ per child, there are 3 of us. They usually get us one "big" present that could be something like a camera, cell phone, ipod etc... of course though, if the big present is worth about 200\$ you may find yourself short on presents, when this occurs, don't go by price but go fairness, make sure they all get the around the same amount of presents at around the same cost

3. I think it's all subjective. If you have it to spend, and you want to lavish things on your children, then spend a great deal. If you don't, then don't. Children don't care about the amount of money spent.

In may family, my husband and I decide approximately how much we are going to spend on each child, and the dollar amounts have to more or less match once the purchasing is complete.
This year Santa spent 4 dollars on one of our girls and 11 on the other. I found a fantastic deal on a gift that should have been 12, but only cost 4. What that means is that Santa will also be bringing one of them a coloring book and crayons for 5 dollars, and we're picking up an additional unexpected gift for the other that costs approximately 10 dollars. Meanwhile, the gifts from mom and dad total to about 15 each. So for two children, we're spending 60 dollars on Christmas presents.

4. wow in my family its like 20-40 when we were younger now its like 10\$ haha not everyones rich aye lol its the thought that counts, find out want they want but most of all make sure they know how much you love them i think thats most important

5. Me and my brother usually get about \$300 each worth of stuff, we're not rich, but my dad knows how to spend wisely throughout the year. There's a difference between rich and smart with money.

6. I have a son who birthday is 1 week after Christmas. I usually spend the same amount on Christmas as I do his birthday. \$200/ each, plus the stocking which I accumulate \$30, and then with all the tax I usually spend around \$250. I only get him 5 presents. but they are worthwhile.

7. there is never too much for love

8. 1,800-2,500 is a great price which I got because my family pulls in 500k

9. Make sure you spend around the same amount per child. If you have 1-2 then around 200-300 each. 3-5 around 150. 6+ around 50.

10. Well for us it used to be approx. 700-900 a kid, then money got tighter and it went down to 500 a kid, then 200-250 a kid, then parents seperated and now its about 250 per kid from each parent