* Happy Camper *
Loc: Heffalump Hollow
|Posted: 11/25/2012 11:06:42 PM|We track & budget. But it is the same as normal
Loc: Northern New Jersey
|Posted: 11/26/2012 12:52:44 AM|
Less, we went overboard in years past. Funny of our four grown up children one has even said not to get him anything to save our money and put it in our retirement account. Our oldest would never even think of that, she's all about the presents. Guess she'll be surprised this year.
|Posted: 11/26/2012 1:03:22 AM|
About the same
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 11/26/2012 6:53:45 AM|
Less. Over 30% less. May end up being 50% less in the end.
|Posted: 11/26/2012 6:57:07 AM|
No idea. I don't budget and I don't keep track. I'd probably wager that it's about the same or more. I believe in spoiling all of the people I gift, so budgets really put a damper on doing that. So I don't budget. I may have a ballpark, but not a budget.
HRH pilates teaching wino ball of fun
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 11/26/2012 7:17:47 AM|
I would guess about the same. But I don't really track it so I'm not sure.
I am going a little overboard on one son. Because of basic training and "schools," we couldn't do much for my son in the Navy last year or for his past two birthdays. So I'm having fun finally spoiling him a little.
Where the boys are... my new husband, my four sons and my boy cat.
Loc: pea formerly known as GIPfunny
|Posted: 11/26/2012 7:20:35 AM|
I don't keep track, but I would guess less.
|Posted: 11/26/2012 11:57:58 AM|
I'm spending less. Paying cash for everything!
|Posted: 11/26/2012 4:48:09 PM|
Apparently we are spending less, not because we have to, but because 1) no one can really figure out what they want and 2) it ends up just being a money swap when you tell each other what you want and then go out and buy each other the requested gift. My husband has opted out altogether and I would like to.
|Posted: 11/26/2012 5:36:44 PM|
We are spending more on less items. We are making everything count this year. We have two grown kids a grandson as well as a future DIL and soon to be here grandson.
Kids and future DIL are getting a major gift and 2 medium size gifts each.
Usually they get a lot of little to medioum size gifts. This year they are struggling and we bought them what they really need not just movie tickets, restaurant GC, etc.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: all up in your business
|Posted: 11/26/2012 5:59:35 PM|
Less, which is kind of strange because we have more money this year.
old pea new name
|Posted: 11/26/2012 6:03:43 PM|
Less. We never go "overboard". WE never spend more than $250 a kid.
Apron Wearing - I Love Lucy inspired Housewife
Loc: Wallingford, Connecticut
|Posted: 11/26/2012 7:19:09 PM|I couldnt get the vote thing to work.. but were at more I spoiled hubby alot this year and he deserves it all!
God peas protect me from your followers
Loc: stalking the crease
|Posted: 11/26/2012 7:22:54 PM|
A bit less. We had a lot of family in town last year, but won't this year.
Typical Liberal Pea
Loc: Hawkeye Nation
|Posted: 11/26/2012 7:35:29 PM|
About the same. We've had a Christmas Club account at my credit union for over 20 years and we set our budget knowing what is in that account, give or take a couple of hundred.