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Old 12-19-2012, 11:03 PM   #111
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My kids are getting 2-4 gifts from us and Santa plus some used books. They are getting more from family though so they will have more than that.


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Old 12-20-2012, 02:25 AM   #112
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Now that the truth about what my inlaws are getting for Gigi is starting to emerge, I'm glad I was tight about giving to my children. It sounds like they went a bit overboard... again. But she's really been going crazy about wanting a nutcracker and I guess one of them is stepping up. Good for her.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:36 AM   #113
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We went to Disneyland for a week in early December, and that was their main gift. Santa will bring a few things this year, but nothing like in years past.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:31 AM   #114
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Re: How many gifts for Christmas?

The kids are getting 3 gifts from us - one new outfit and then two "toys". Instead of Santa we started a secret stocking exchange this year, so they will also get a stocking from a sibling. My grandmother sent a check for them so I bought a gift for each of them on her behalf as well. My mother sent a package but it hasn't arrived yet, and my MIL was planning on buying them each something small as well. So it will work out to about 6-8 each from everyone.

I also do buy for DH, he may or may not buy from me (which I am ok with). One of the gifts this year is a down comforter and duvet set, which I bought almost entirely with my SBs earnings (I ended up paying for shipping out of pocket) and which will be for our bed so it was sort of like buying a gift for myself.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:39 AM   #115
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We do three's the "if its good enough for Jesus" stockings. The 3 gifts are from us and the stockings are from Santa. Our girls are still really young but as they get older we may throw in some "family" gifts (board games, etc.).

Hubby and I do get each other gifts. We also stick to the 3 gift rule or a monitory amount...which ever comes first.

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #116
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Re: How many gifts for Christmas?

Each of my 4 kids got 18 "toys" each and then some clothing. They each got a stocking too. Then there is like 8 gifts for both the 3 and 4 yr olds together. They all also got a gift for Yule.

DH and I got a handful of gifts for each of us. I started shopping this summer and did not realize how much I accumulated. Then my mom went crazy too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #117
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Re: How many gifts for Christmas?

I go with a monetary amount, not a number of gift limit. We do have requirements. One gift from Santa, one gift from sibling, one gift for christmas eve (must be something they can use that night, usually PJs) and then the stocking from santa, and a small handful of gifts from mommy and daddy. We have always done $100, but that's getting increasingly difficult as DD1 gets older, so I think we're going to expand to $150 or $200 for next year per child.

DH and I went WAY over this year for each other, but we didn't end up having an anniversary date or gift, so it's not all bad. We bought ourselves rocksmith which ate up our normal budget, plus I got him a couple of gifts for under the tree, and now he's thinking of getting me something to open Christmas morning, because otherwise I won't get anything that day. This is the first year in my lifetime that I won't be going to my mother's on Christmas day.

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #118
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It depends but most of the time one gift each christmas.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #119
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Wow, I guess we are stingy. We tried to follow the "want, need, wear, read" but got a little carried away.
DS is getting a chalkboard, some coloring and sticker books, a small shovel and broom, a bike, and a new pair of jammies. I really felt like we went overboard but now not so much. I guess I just can't imagine getting 20+ toys for him that I will end up having to pick up anyways.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:54 AM   #120
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Re: How many gifts for Christmas?

I think there are about 15 or so gifts but most of his gifts are small since he mainly wants books. I did buy 3 or so toys so he would have more then just books. Even his big present only cost $35 and it is a play tent. Yeah, it sounds like a lot but not really. Sorry about the estimates but I am typing this beside ds's hospital bed so I can't exactly run home and count.
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