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How much do you spend on Christmas on average?

  1. starme77 profile image83
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    just wondering , with these hard times more and more people don't have the christmas funds this year and I have a few suggestions I may write a hubb about how to have a happy christmas with a family of four for , like 400 bucks but was wondering if that would be too much

  2. rsmallory profile image85
    rsmalloryposted 6 years ago

    I spend on average between 1500-2000 per year in 'normal' years-meaning when the money is there. I forewarned my family that this year-everyone would get a present but it would be like a 10 dollar present except my four kids-they get like $100-150 each. This year I will spend between 5-7 hundred total. Times are tough...

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    If you only count gifts 2000-3000 but theres meals out, movies, shows, bowl tickets, airfare and walking around money. We usually spend about double of what we spend on summer vacation.

  4. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    We spend about $4,000 on Christmas. This includes gifts, food, and donations to charity. We did cut out our Christmas trip to the mountains this year. Hopefully, we can take the grandkids in Jan. or Feb. when it snows there.

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    this is the first 'frugal' Christmas in a few years. mostly out of respect for these lean times, i think. it doesn't feel right spending a lot of money this year, so gifts are fewer. nice, but fewer. smile

    i think $400 for a family of four sounds right, if you throw in decorations, cards, wrap, food and stuff like champagne, etc.

    that adds up in a hurry!

  6. cocopreme profile image88
    cocopremeposted 6 years ago

    I usually end up spending about $50 to $100 per person.  So, $400 for a family of four sounds reasonable.

  7. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago

    0 dollars.

    1. Karina S. profile image61
      Karina S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Decided to splurge?

  8. Karina S. profile image61
    Karina S.posted 6 years ago

    This year about $500 for gifts.

  9. lilmnstr profile image79
    lilmnstrposted 6 years ago

    Since my son in only a couple months old and times are lean this year instead of buying presents I bought prizes for christmas games I am playing, and made little treat bags. This way everyone gets (Wins) something but I can spend waaaay less. Hundreds less in fact.

    1. lilmnstr profile image79
      lilmnstrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you want some Christmas game ideas check out my list