Reply
lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; somewhere, MI, United States 4535 posts
Dec 21st '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 Due November 3; 3 kids; Illinois 990 posts
Dec 21st '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).

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Dec 21st '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.

~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~ 17 kids; Connecticut 15826 posts
Dec 21st '12
Quoting almuuh:" I hope it last a long time. Its a disney one so it better not break lol"


I'm sure it'll be fine. You can find some cute play food sets at the dollar store, coloring books- you name it, I have found a LOT of things for DD in there, and it's affordable! target has some great little items in their dollar section too. If I didn't have help this year, I would only be able to afford around $50...so I know what it's like.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
Dec 21st '12

I'm not certain, but not more than a few hundred total.
I just went through my whole house and donated tons of toys and clothes. As tempting as it is, I really made a point to only buy gifts I was sure my children would really use and love.

woopty_do Due October 12; Japan 12 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I spent a total of about 150 for my one year old daughter. BUT I began buying gifts back in August, so it wasn't 150 at once. And since she is only one I went to consignment stores and yard sales for her toys. Sanitized them and wrapped them, she won't know there's a box missing. So for 150 she has about 15 toys under the tree, her stocking full, and will have Santa's big gift Christmas morning.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25559 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I probably spent a little over $200 or right around that after stocking stuffers. He mostly got new clothes and bedding, but some stocking stuffer gadgets and a few toys...



His birthday is Feb 9th and we got him a $50 toy stashed away for his party to open. Makes it tough buying since birthday and Christmas are a month apart...

Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1675 posts
Dec 22nd '12

Pillow pet x2- $12 (on clearance)
Catch me kitty- $20
Plastic dino x6- $24



Total- $56.00

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting I♡C.:" I probably spent a little over $200 or right around that after stocking stuffers. He mostly got new clothes ... [snip!] ... got him a $50 toy stashed away for his party to open. Makes it tough buying since birthday and Christmas are a month apart..."


Oh, I know how this is - totally sucks! We have one with a birthday on December 20th, and then mine and my step-sons birthday is Christmas Eve. it's awful lol.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25559 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Oh, I know how this is - totally sucks! We have one with a birthday on December 20th, and then mine and my step-sons birthday is Christmas Eve. it's awful lol."

And I thought a month was bad. Yikes Ha

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Big'n:" Ugh! December birthdays make it so much harder. I just had my newb Dec 9, and my 2 year old's bday is today. "


Aww, Happy birthday to her!



We usually try and really celebrate the birthday separate from Christmas, next year the oldest will be ready for an actual birthday party with friends, so I will probably do it like a week before Christmas (since his is Christmas eve). Growing up, I hated that there really wasn't a distinction between my birthday and Christmas and it sucked, so I kind of want to put an emphasis on it. We don't do a lot of presents, like I have previously stated, but cake and singing and celebrating is important.

DeidreLC Due December 13; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Spotsylvania, Virginia 1103 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I only have one son, who turns 2 on Jan 31st.
I think I probably spent around $200.
He has...
A squishy car/garage set- $20
Vtech color flashlight- $15
Trex Pillow Pet- $10
Vtech sort and sing house thing- $20
Vtech car carrier- $25
A huge box of markers and crayons- $20
A toddler basketball hoop- $30
Leaptop- $15
And he loves bowls and cups so I got him 2 sets of the character bowl sets, around $10 each.
Stocking stuffers, maybe $25.
The stocking was $13 lol
From santa, since I got him the art kit thing, he got a desk/color table thing.



:D

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I just did a recipt count last.night and spent over 13 hundred on everything. I'm not even done yet lol that's for 3 kids and not counting other family. I added mine with my parents and it was 3000 in total on Christmas for my 3 kids. They got lots lol



Not sure of individual count tho. I just buy

K+A=C & B 2 kids; xxxxxx, xx, United States 3036 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Jayden&Joey'sMommy+1:" How much do you spend on each of your kids? I spent about $130 so far total for both of my boys.... they ... [snip!] ... 4 gifts each... now I feel bad Just wanted to get an idea of how much you usually spend and how many gifts you end up with."


I have 2 boys ages 4 1/2 and 2. We spent about 600 total on them, but that includes their individual gifts from Santa, gift to each other, combined gifts and stockings. oldest has 10 gifts youngest has 8 gifts then they have 4 together gifts and each a stocking