How much do you spend on gifts?

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      what I spend usually depends on the person, and whether I have extra

      money to spend. In August, I have 1 nephew, and 2 neice birthdays,

      plus we had a brand new baby born in the middle of July. Anyway, for

      those 4 children, I got:

      1 Disney Princess “Perfume” bottle collection, on clearance for

      $4.99, then marked 50% off that- so $2.49. This is for 1 neice.

      2 Wiggles DVD’s from Big Lots for $4.00 each, plus 1 Disney

      Popscicle maker and a set of Thomas the Train wall stickers both

      from Dollar Tree for my nephew, so $10 on him.

      1 Disney Princess “lava lamp” nightlight on clearance for $2.50 at

      an outlet shop, and a Bratz mini handheld electronic game on

      clearance for $5 at the same store for another neice.

      For the brand new neice, I found an adorable outfit on clearance at

      Kohls for $2 for summer next year, and a mini-carebear on clearance

      for $3 at n outlet store.

      That’s about average for what I spend on kids- around $10 at most. I

      try not to buy cheap stuff, though, just items that are cheaper than

      they normally are. By that, I mean I’m not going to go to Big Lots

      and grab the toys that fall apart after 1 use, I’d rather spend the

      money on the stuff that’s made with quality parts and what not. I

      just make sure to hit clearance racks often.

      For Christmas this year, I already have 1 blanket for all 3 of my

      children, made from soft fuzzy material (not fleece, softer, and it

      doesn’t get yucky like fleece does, can’t think what it’s called),

      as well as a pre-school “mp3” player. It has this huge cartridge you

      slide into it, and huge headphones- on clearance for $5.80 today.

      The blankets were each $6 at Big Lots last month. A bit early, but

      by Christmas, they won’t be there, and I had my pick of colors- red

      for my son, deep purple for my daughter, and bright pink for my

      younger daughter. The headset is for her, as well, because she LOVES

      listening to music.

      For adults, we all have sort of a rule (outside of parents)- don’t

      buy for me, and I won’t buy for you. None of us can afford it, so at

      most, we exchange cards. With parents, we always get them gifts

      anyway, and they do the same. But siblings and friends… well, we

      wish each other well, and focus on being able to pay bills and

      stuff, instead of finding some cheap item the person won’t want

      anyway. 😉

      — In, Ria wrote:


      > What do you typically spend a year on gifts, for how

      > many people, occasions, etc….and what is that in

      > relation to your income (percentage of)?









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