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Do you recieve money for Christmas? Or do your kids? What do you spend it on. My parents send me money a few weeks before and it basically gets used to buy Christmas presents for others or towards bills.

Interested to see what others do. There always seems to be something important to spend it on so I end up with no real gifts from my parents.

ClaireF1978
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

We get money off the in laws for xmas, (my other halfs parents & grandparents usually give us money to get what we want) Some years we have used it towards Christmas for others &/or towards items for house, this year we didn't need anything so have treated ourselves to some of the things we wanted, the remainder will likely just go towards living costs in Jan.

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

When my mother gave me money I would always buy something for my home. Not an essential item but a little luxury that I wouldn’t normally get.

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TiaTia
TiaTia2 months ago

Money tends to just go into my purse and I forget it was for a present so it usually just gets spent on every day essentials 😂 .

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

I got a gift voucher from my brother and money from my parents which I will save to put towards our house decorating in the new year 🙂

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Faye1
Faye12 months ago

I didn’t receive any money but my 13 year old son did and he’s saving it to buy old things from World War 2

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

But the other way of looking at it is that your parents have saved you from finding the dosh to buy the things you used their money on.

I am also a fan of re-gifting as I don't see the point of putting something away in a draw that you will never use. I got 3 lovely diaries this year, lovely gifts but obviously only one is needed but the givers of the other two saved me spending on gifts for a couple of other people. It is a good idea to remember who gave what though and don't pass on something to a person the original giver knows!

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen152 months ago

I still receive money from my grandparents.. This year I got slightly more than usual (I think it’s just to share out their money as they get older before being hit with inheritance tax...) but I usually save some and spend some on things I didn’t get for Christmas that I wanted..

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 months ago

I got £40 off Grandma. That's all the money I get is from Grandma as no one else ever gifts money. I've got a few things in mind to get with the money. In previous years it has gone toward a bill, so this is my 1st time I will actually buy something for myself with it.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

I received £200 in Money went straight into my bank account into my savings that i cant touch. I'm trying to save up for provisional and a car.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree2 months ago

I used to get money for Christmas and always spent it in the sales. My daughters now get vouchers and enjoy picking out what they want to buy.

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KirstyW
KirstyW2 months ago

My mum gets my sister and i money in a card got £40 each as she would rather we spent ot on something we want. Id rather she didnt spend her money on us though.

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KatieRobertson
KatieRobertson2 months ago

I usually end up spending it on groceries or my kids but the past 2 years I've spent it on myself on clothes in the sales as I rarely buy new clothes for myself.

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan2 months ago

My mother won’t give me money for this exact reason! She knows I’ll spend it on bills! but she does always get me lovely gifts which is better. I do however get a little from in laws which does go on bills 🤣

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

I get some money from my dad (as well as a gift) so I usually have a bit of a wish list of things I know it will go towards. This year I used it towards a carpet cleaner. My mum tends to buy people gift cards instead

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

I no longer receive money, but when I did (and if I did now) it wouldn't go towards anything specific. It'd either go in the bank or my wallet and be spent as any money would.

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RiannonWood
RiannonWood2 months ago

My kids receive money as my daughter is 14 and seriously grown up she loves to save a few wrap ups do her fine and she gets money to put away for when she’s older and shes happy with that

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