If you have a set amount for Christmas/ presents for your children what you you

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  1. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    If you have a set amount for Christmas/ presents for your children what you you do in this situation

    Lets say you want to spend $200 for two children and one child's presents come to $100 because of great sales but the other you only can get at retail.  Do you buy the one child more since his came to $100 or do you buy some extra presents or keep it for yourself?

  2. RTalloni profile image91
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    The kids will not see the price tags, but even young children can make a comparison of their gifts.  Don't make it so much about the amount of money, but of how the kids will view your consideration of them personally when they open their gifts.

  3. tsadjatko profile image70
    tsadjatkoposted 2 years ago

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    I'd go buy the retail  prices if that equals out, or since you spent less on the one give the other two a chore and leave the one out as the rest of his gift! Works for me.

  4. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 2 years ago

    I always bought each child an equal number of gifts, and made sure that each child had equivalent gifts. I would just make sure I didn't go over my preset spending limit. If I had extra when I was done with each child, I would just buy little stocking stuffers with the extra. They usually got one big gift, a couple of smaller toys, and then they got clothes. It always worked and they didn't need a bunch of toys anyway. They usually did need more clothes by then. They got clothes when school started and always seemed to wait until they got them before starting to grow some more. That would get them through the school year decently clothed.

  5. Helga Silva profile image82
    Helga Silvaposted 2 years ago

    Yes, buy some extra presents, don't keep extra money for yourself. You should always spend equal amount for both kids to make it fair. Of course, they may not know the price but you should always treat your kids the same. I do all the time.

  6. emi sue profile image78
    emi sueposted 2 years ago

    I think this would depend upon the age of the children.
    Younger children are going to be more concerned with getting the same quantity of gifts as the other child.
    While older children are more likely to be concerned about the financial value of the gifts.

  7. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    I usually go with giving my two girls ten presents each.  This had been a tradition since I was a child.  I like to find things on sale but what they want or need.  I usually don't stress if I spend a little more on one than the other.  But if I did find a bargain like half off on an expensive gadget or found it used on Amazon or EBay, I usually make a fair adjustment for the other child.

    Many times the presents are usually equal in vale.  But there have been times like when I got my older daughter a cell phone for Christmas and got her some smaller gifts to make the ten.  Other times I got a gift the whole family could use, like a Play Station one year and a soda Stream another year.

    Now that my girls are older with one finishing up her first semester in college and the other living on her own, I did things differently.  I bought a laptop for my daughter before she started college and told her that that was her big Christmas present and took her shopping on Black Friday for clothes-so she knows what she is mostly getting for Christmas, but at least she got clothes that fit her and ones she likes.  Plus got her a few smaller surprise presents.

    My older daughter is getting mostly cash or a gift card that she can use for her apartment.  Plus some smaller gifts.

    Each year at my job I get gifts from work, plus purchase the company's products at the employee sale.  I use these as gifts which I am giving some to my older daughter.  I do base this on the retail price since they are new.

 
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