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Thread: How much do you spend per child on Santa on average?

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    Default How much do you spend per child on Santa on average?

    Just getting the last few bits and bobs together for Santa (risking that there aren't too many 9 year olds and under avid members of p.ie.) and I was wondering was I "spoiling the kids" or just pretty normal in terms of spend.

    We have 3 kids and between the 3 or them Santa will cost €420, or €140 per child.
    Is that the "average" for Santa?

    Also wondering about your shopping habits. I try where possible to buy everything locally, but of the above I had to buy 1 item online (amazon.co.uk) and it cost €72 including postage. But I must admit that it is getting harder and harder each year to find all their presents locally.

    What has been your experience?
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    about 400
    but ive only 2
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    No Santa for us this year, feckin very expensive, about €300 each.....electronics and clothes.

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    140 per kid sounds reasonable. Many people spend much more, even if they can't afford it. Especially if they can't afford it, in my experience.

    Is there a Santa allowance on social welfare? It wouldn't shock me if there was

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Just getting the last few bits and bobs together for Santa (risking that there aren't too many 9 year olds and under avid members of p.ie.) and I was wondering was I "spoiling the kids" or just pretty normal in terms of spend.

    We have 3 kids and between the 3 or them Santa will cost €420, or €140 per child.
    Is that the "average" for Santa?

    Also wondering about your shopping habits. I try where possible to buy everything locally, but of the above I had to buy 1 item online (amazon.co.uk) and it cost €72 including postage. But I must admit that it is getting harder and harder each year to find all their presents locally.

    What has been your experience?
    €140 per child!!!

    My bill is as follows:

    6 year old: €60 (Lego)
    4 year old: €60 (Crappy Chinese Power Rangers toys)
    1 year old: €5 (because he doesn't even know his own name, never mind what Xmas is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by neiphin View Post
    about 400
    but ive only 2
    Also annoyingly.. All the Santa gifts this are are technology based... From tablets for kids such as meep or kurio to 3DS to 3DS games... Remember the board games???????
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    I posted on a earlier thread about us being the EU second highest spend, I've three children as well 14, 11 and 8 with the youngest still for santy. Over all so far I've spent 1000 with still a few bits to go. No matter what the eldest girl alway seems to be on a winning streak.

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    I don't spend anything, f##k it I'm 65 and it's pay-back time.
    I hope my grown up skin-flint kids are reading this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveragain View Post
    I don't spend anything, f##k it I'm 65 and it's pay-back time.
    I hope my grown up skin-flint kids are reading this.

    well we have my dad a iPod shuffle and a touch screen phone, so two things he won't be able to use this Christmas , soften by a bottle of Mulligans. My mother we got her a android tablet so she doesn't have to turn on her computer to seach RIP.ie to see if anyone she knows is dead!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveragain View Post
    I don't spend anything, f##k it I'm 65 and it's pay-back time.
    I hope my grown up skin-flint kids are reading this.
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