Re: How many gifts for Christmas?
I honestly couldn't tell you how many gifts my kids are getting, or at this point how much I've spent. I'm a bargain hunter and Christmas is the only time of the year we go all-out on getting the kids new stuff.
(I buy Christmas gifts year round.)
We spend between $10-25 on OTHER people's children & whether that is 1 or 3 gifts all depends on the deals I find & the age of the kid.
Both kids have about 7-8 "stocking stuffers" that are just small gifts, in size, not value. They'll also get age appropriate sweets. Some small candies/candy canes for the 3 yo & allergen free dried fruits, etc. for the 1 yo.
Some of what my sons are getting from us:
The main part of their Christmas is a huge lot of Imaginext stuff all bought at STEEP discounts:
Imaginext Castle, Ogre, Dragon, Good vs Bad Knights, Catapult, & Knight w/ Wolf for 3 yo
Imaginext Airplanes Mini Red & Mini Blue for 1 yo
Imaginext Joker & Joker's House (used) for 3 yo
3 Imaginext dinosaurs (used) for both
Imaginext Serpent Pirate Ship (used) for 1 yo
Followed by a huge lot of Wheelies stuff, also bought at HUGE discounts:
Wheelies Ramp (used) for 1 yo
Cars Wheelies x2
Misc. Wheelies x2
Wheelies Amusement Park
Wheelies Construction Ramp (used but with new cars)
Then a few random things....
9 Hot Wheels Pack (not sure who will get it, whoever needs a package to even out)
Spiderman PJs for 3 yo
Melissa & Dough Puzzle (used) for 3 yo
Discovery Kids Card Game for 1 yo
Wee Waffle Blocks (over 80) used for 1 yo
Felt Food WAHM made for both
Knit Hoodie for 1 yo (made by a friend)
Laugh and Learn Clock for 1 yo