Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (34,524)
Fitness Minutes: (13,679)
Posts: 1,149
12/28/13 12:21 A

4 each of my 2 grandsons.
2 outfits
1 pair shoes
1 game

ANARIE Posts: 12,505
12/28/13 12:07 A

My mom really loves wrapping and unwrapping packages, so our whole family tends to exchange lots of little things. Growing up, if we got a toy that needed batteries, more than once she wrapped the toy, then each individual battery! I sometimes spend almost as much on paper and ribbon as I do on gifts. It can take us all morning to unwrap $25 worth of gifts.

MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
12/27/13 10:32 P

3-4 stocking stuffers and 1 big gift

MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (110,189)
Fitness Minutes: (39,840)
Posts: 6,535
12/27/13 10:16 P

They each got 1 big gift, and a few small ones.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 7,600
12/27/13 4:09 P

we set a $$$ limit every year.

FITNESSFOODIE Posts: 3,347
12/27/13 3:57 P

Since our kids are now adults we gave them a couple of small personal gifts and a grocery gift card. Our parents gave them gas cards. When they were younger we went with the dollar amount per kid, and that kept it "fair".

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,002
12/26/13 12:26 P

My child is an adult now and it's not about the gifts anymore. Don't get me wrong, we get each other a gift, but it's not our focus.

CJGODESS101 SparkPoints: (30,742)
Fitness Minutes: (9,224)
Posts: 611
12/26/13 11:57 A

My parents usually give me, my hubby, my brother in law and my sister each 1 big gift and a few small ones. I'd say they look at things we need and buy those and make sure they spend about the same on each "kid," I'd say they spend about $150 per "kid." My in-laws give us $100 to use on something fun and some clothes for each of us. They don't have grandkids yet so I'm sure things will change in a few years. My sister and I usually spend about $200 on my parents at Christmas. It usually depends on what they want that they would never buy themselves.

WALIDGAZALA Posts: 8,106
12/26/13 8:39 A

For my children and their spouses and their children as well as my wife it comes to Eighteen

KITTY20 Posts: 7,137
12/26/13 7:59 A

I send him money for him and has family as he has two children.

IRISH421 SparkPoints: (9,481)
Fitness Minutes: (3,820)
Posts: 284
12/26/13 7:07 A

3

TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 56,857
12/26/13 6:46 A

none because I don't have any kids

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,002
12/25/13 11:27 P

They get money in a card, but I send alot of cards at all different times during the season leading up to Christmas

PT.JEFFGIRL SparkPoints: (131,554)
Fitness Minutes: (127,827)
Posts: 5,518
12/25/13 10:32 P

Too many.

AIDEN487 SparkPoints: (14,647)
Fitness Minutes: (12,065)
Posts: 383
12/25/13 10:26 P

Lots

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (7,532)
Fitness Minutes: (5,730)
Posts: 2,248
12/25/13 10:08 P

Ages 5 and 4. One toy each. If they accidentally receive more than one that year, they are blessed to pick which one to keep and the others are (unopened) donated. They usually ask if they can take them to Church; I think they love the look on our Minister's face when they bring him in donations; he has such a way with making them feel good about helping others and he makes them laugh.
Clothes, shoes, etc are as needed. Stocking stuffer is toothbrush and floss.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 12/26/2013 (00:00)
SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 7,600
12/25/13 10:24 A

my wife and I set aside a certain amount each month.

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
Fitness Minutes: (13,947)
Posts: 2,072
12/25/13 10:23 A

This year I got my son three gifts. He is 13 and is getting expensive!!!

BERRY4 SparkPoints: (150,071)
Fitness Minutes: (88,531)
Posts: 7,354
12/25/13 1:31 A

Several years back, we decided to limit gifts to 3 each. The kids can & do gift each other, but we told them the wise men brought 3 special gifts to the Christ child and it would seem that 3 are enough.
This year is different yet in that we (parents) are not giving any gifts under the tree. Each person had different needs that were addressed in the past 6 weeks. The amount we contributed added to about the same for each person, and we said that was their "Christmas" gift for this season.

TRINITYROYAL Posts: 2,399
12/24/13 2:27 P

Usually one big gift, and then a few smaller items. The smaller things are often handmade (e.g. new knit sweater, crocheted cuddly toy, etc.). We have a very big family, so if every child gets just one thing from each family member, it can get pretty overwhelming.

MSBUTTERFLY1976 Posts: 2,042
12/24/13 12:39 P

As many as I can comfortably afford

WANT2FEELPRETTY Posts: 1,192
12/24/13 11:59 A

Usually just get one big gift. Few years ago it was a laptop. Last year it was a 3DS. This year it was new phones which they needed anyway.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (247,265)
Fitness Minutes: (211,840)
Posts: 7,504
12/23/13 12:05 A

Depends on the age of the child and the cost involved with each gift.

MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
Fitness Minutes: (3,008)
Posts: 1,181
12/22/13 10:07 P

I have always set a dollar amount and always make sure both of my kids have the same amount of presents so there isn't any bickering! I usually spend between $150-$200 per kid as most of my relatives are several thousand miles away and do not normally send anything to them. I have to keep to a budget though because I am a single parent who has to make ends meet!

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,322
12/22/13 10:05 P

We set a budget for gifts and bought things that fit our budget. It happened to be 7 things this year plus stuff for her stocking.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (97,014)
Fitness Minutes: (78,840)
Posts: 4,825
12/22/13 8:50 P

Grandchild is 3, gets 3 gifts and a stocking.

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (75,779)
Fitness Minutes: (54,593)
Posts: 3,043
12/22/13 8:29 P

None. No one can afford it. We bought each great grandkid pajamas.

BECCA1962 Posts: 53
12/22/13 8:08 P

What do you think is appropriate? do you shop with a certain number of gifts in mind, or a certain price range?

Page: 1 of (1)  




Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
can't sleep 12/7/2013 5:32:28 AM
Diet? 11/12/2013 9:11:29 PM
Tummy issues... 1/12/2014 9:06:49 AM
Spark People in the news: U.S. News Article 12/20/2013 11:37:58 PM
Body media fit link! 1/4/2014 9:14:44 PM

Diet Resources: drinking alcohol on a diet | best alcohol to drink on diet | alcohol diet drinks