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Do You Have a Budget on a Family Member's Birthday Gift?

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do you set prices on gifts or just go by what you think they would like?

dholly39
12 days ago
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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin12 days ago

Yes I do budget for all family members. I don't usually go over £20 and that includes card and gift bag. I only go over if i've made extras from money apps such as curios cats and onepoll. If i go over its usually by £5.

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
11 days ago

thats about what i spend also, come christmas i do spend more because i tend to think what i spend doesnt look enough. thanks for your comment 🙂

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe4285712 days ago

Yes, £25 for the younger nieces and nephews but the teenage ones get about £35 spent. I don't have a budget for my mum and partner i get them something nice that she'll like.

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dholly39
dholly39
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11 days ago

yes i dont budget my husband parents or kids either 🙂 i do try not to go to crazy lol

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Ann1984
Ann198412 days ago

I have budget for kids whice is they get 50 and 100 if a special birthday other family members i buy in sales or look on amazon under a fiver no need to spend loads

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
11 days ago

yes i do alot of sales shopping. i have 5 kids so if i dont it can get expensive

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames11 days ago

Depends who its for! My kids, wife and parents then something they like. For other people usually up to £20.

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
11 days ago

yes i dont budget my husband kids or parents but others i usually set a budget 🙂

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hspexy
hspexy11 days ago

It depends. I spend more for milestone birthday gifts, but in general I try to keep costs low, trying to find s9nething they’d like AND doesnt cost too much

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
11 days ago

yes understandable! i have 5 kids so tend to hunt for bargains and go to the sales

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KirstyW
KirstyW11 days ago

No I don't because I don't get them Christmas presents. I want to get them something special for them. This is immediate family, i dont buy for cousins.

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
9 days ago

i think thats nice tho, i think if we didnt do christmas id be more like this

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Faye1
Faye110 days ago

I dont really have a budget I get something they would like but in reason. I wouldn’t spend a fortune

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
9 days ago

i think thats fair enough though 🙂 usually if i think of something thats expensive my mum usually suggests going halfs which makes life easier lol

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123410 days ago

No I don’t have budget

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dholly39
dholly39
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9 days ago

ahhh see i have a big family, i have 3 sisters 1 brother 5 nephews 4 nieces and have 5 kids my self, so xmas can get rather pricey

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold9 days ago

I usually put £20 in a card for nieces & nephews unless they've asked for something. Dont buy gifts for siblings. OH I buy what ever hes asked for (can vary) I tend to spend around £50 - £70 on my own children. However my youngest is going to be 18 this year so will get more spent, a special keepsake gift & il pay for a family meal out somewhere nice.

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dholly39
dholly39
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9 days ago

yes we spend about that on our kids to. not including our day out on their birthdays 🙂 but xmas i try to spend all round the same amount which can be difficult as one of my sons is in to rare stuff lol.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen159 days ago

Currently having this discussion with my fiancé... it’s his dads 60th birthday and he wants to spend upwards of £200 on him... (we do not have £200, we have to budget every month, he doesn’t earn enough to save any money each month and he’s got a large credit card debt to pay off). I think we should spend around £70, but I’m not a family person at all and I don’t get on with my dad, so I wouldn’t spend more than £10 on him! Maybe I just don’t understand...

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dholly39
dholly39
Original Poster
9 days ago

oh that is alot, see im a big family person but i have 5 kids so money isnt exactly at my biggest dispose but i do like to treat my loved ones. its a hard one really isnt it

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen157 days ago

dholly39 we spend £200 on each other and his son for Christmas and birthdays but we spread that cost over 3-4 months.. it’s unlucky his dads birthday is right after Christmas and we cant afford to spend that much on another person 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Ejc1997x
Ejc1997x8 days ago

I don’t budget for anyone, but family wise I only buy for my mum and dad, my two sisters and there partners, my grand parents and my partner 🙂

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AsianLemon
AsianLemon8 days ago

I don't buy birthday presents for my siblings as we usually just go for a meal or something and split it between us, but no budget for my parents! I tend to just buy things they need (at least what I think they need 😂)

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn7 days ago

I budget for all family members as they don't need anything and also whatever I buy never gets used and I hate wasting money. I'm not going to spend loads on gifts that probably end up in the bin or in a charity bag. I now try to box clever and buy things in the sales or are reduced so they think I've spent more than I have.

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