How much money to do you spend per person on friends and/or family at Christmas?

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  1. cjcarter profile image74
    cjcarterposted 9 years ago

    How much money to do you spend per person on friends and/or family at Christmas?

  2. RichardPac profile image75
    RichardPacposted 9 years ago

    Generally I tend to spend more on the kids in the family, up to $25 each, and the adults either get little trinkets or something home made. We tend to focus mostly on the kids.

  3. kripkrip420 profile image61
    kripkrip420posted 9 years ago

    I guess that would depend on your financial situation. Last year, I had a job but was only working a few hours a week and had just finished high school. I didn't have a lot of money but I definitely had a lot of free time. I put that time to good use and tried to figure out an individual gift suited to each of my family members (be it free or purchased). I guess, to answer your question from my perspective, the amount spent on each person is not nearly as important as how you show them you care. … ure-of-War

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    Indigitalposted 9 years ago

    Friends - Up to £40.
    Uncles, Aunties, Nephews, etc - About the same, possibly a bit more.
    Close Family - Up to £100.

  5. Rock_nj profile image91
    Rock_njposted 9 years ago

    I try to keep it to $20 per person.  It depends on how big your family is.  When i was younger, I used to spend more on family members.  But now with all the nieces and nephews, it adds up quickly.  $20, give or take, works for me.

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    Elaina Griniasposted 9 years ago

    I spend $30 to 50 on my immediate family.

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    lcbenefieldposted 9 years ago

    kripkrip420 has a good answer in showing someone you care, thinking about the recipient to find or make a suitable gift.

    In my family, we have done homemade gifts for years.  I have been known to start working on my gift projects as early as April to have everything ready by Christmas.  We try not to make our focus money or material things as we celebrate Christmas.

    We shop yard sales and thrift shops throughout the year.  You can find some nice things, sometimes new, this way.  We also watch sale papers throughout the year for good deals on something we know will be enjoyed by another family member.  We also take advantage of clearance sales for Christmas gifts.  After Christmas clearance is great for the following Christmas or even when the seasons change.

  8. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 9 years ago

    In good times, it was about $20-$40 per person, and usually more for my kids. My husband and I never bought a gift for each other, so we focused on everyone else: mothers, my father, my four siblings, his two siblings, their spouses and their kids. Now, we're all just focusing on the kids. It's all about them anyway, isn't it?  With seven kids between all of us, it still adds up!

  9. Gaurav Pratap profile image61
    Gaurav Pratapposted 9 years ago

    Friends - Up to $50
    Family :- Up to $2000

  10. lbramos profile image59
    lbramosposted 9 years ago

    We use to spend a lot... but nowadays we use the Brazilian scheme "Amigo Oculto" (hard translation - hidden friend...).

    We gather the family a few months before xmas, we decide a treshold for the gift, and put the names of everyone inside a bag. Then each person takes a name and that will be his "amigo oculto". Then we have to buy our friend a gift and at xmas, for him to win the gift, he need to guess who give it to him.

    It's a funny way to spend xmas and save a lot of money smile

  11. mom0f2 profile image70
    mom0f2posted 9 years ago

    I try to spend around $25 a peron or $50 a couple.  I have a large family so it's hard sometimes but my cousin and I got on a yearly flea market trip once a year so if I get a really great item for cheap as long as it's something they will love I don't worry about the price.


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