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How Much to Spend on 7 Year Olds for Birthday?

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How much do people think you should spend on your own 7 year old child for a birthday?

lazybum22
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis2 weeks ago

Hard to say with so little info. Is it your own child or a family member or friend's child? Each would get a different amount from me.

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lazybum22
lazybum222 weeks ago

Lynibis sorry didn’t realise I’ve just edited, yeah own child.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
2 weeks ago

At that age if it’s your own child with me it’s asking what they want and then seeing how much it is and if it’s age appropriate. My nearly ten year old is asking for a phone so been told no not until you start secondary school so he‘s now settled for Pokémon stuff but when they are older it’s a set amount. Best asking what they want and taking it from there as they may surprise you

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lazybum22
lazybum222 weeks ago

emmabeckz my girl literally wants everything barbie 😅 it can keep going on and on and works out so expensive. I’ve picked up loads from the sale so thinking of splitting them for birthday and Christmas. I usually aim towards £250

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 weeks ago

lazybum22 omg I would never spend that amount even if I were well off. Children that age have no comprehension of the value of money and wouldn't know if you spent £50 or £250. But I guess if you can afford it...............

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

Lynibis even if I could afford it I personally wouldn't spend that. I use my nectar points and survey vouchers to buy my sons birthday and Christmas presents. We bought our son a £2.50 car the other day, he takes it everywhere. He didn't see how much it cost, he likes it because it is a car.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 weeks ago

MrsCraig it's the old thing of young children ignoring a gift and playing with the cardboard box. I think the trouble starts when they are old enough to realise their friends possessions are worth a lot and they want the same😕

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

Lynibis our son was at a friend's house and loved her ball pit so wanted a ball pit. He didn't have any idea of the cost he just loved how fun it was.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

You spend what you can afford. I normally spend about £30 or £40 for sons birthday and £200 max at Christmas time

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PRETTIEST
PRETTIEST2 weeks ago

you can spend £5 on kids and make them happy its what you get not how much you spend! you might even be able to pick up a freebie on this website 😆 theyll never know!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

PRETTIEST my sons granny bought him a toy car today, cost £6 and he was delighted with it. Even took it to bed with him. As you say it's what you buy

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PRETTIEST
PRETTIEST2 weeks ago

MrsCraig exactly perfect example!

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SaveMeSunday
SaveMeSunday2 weeks ago

For my nephew I would do £20 I think it all depends on what you can afford

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 weeks ago

I think it depends on your financial circumstances, what can you afford and see what you can get for that £. Don't go into debt as they are not going remember material things, but they will remember things you do together.

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Pjran
Pjran2 weeks ago

It’s not a case of how much to spend it’s more about giving a party with loved ones to show how much you love and care for your child.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

It depends on how much you can afford and how many others you have my budget is usually around £120.

One of my sons are 7 now the other will be next year.

When I only had my daughter she is 18 I just bought things when I could that she liked and split between birthday and Christmas

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possy
possy2 weeks ago

I Personally don’t think it matters how small or how big the value. Its what you want to spend and can afford, and everyone else’s thoughts on your spend don’t matter. Do what you feel happy with

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BeeCha
BeeCha2 weeks ago

I personally think you do ask you self how how you want spend it's all dependent how much did you sent till now on his birthday

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TiaTia
TiaTia2 weeks ago

I think people should do whatever they feel happy with, but remember things don't always have to cost money, a nice picnic in the woods/park with a small gift!

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Midnightflower
Midnightflower2 weeks ago

I don't really set an amount, I buy all year round and then split it for birthdays and Christmas. I try to buy as much as possible in the sale and pick up second hand bits too.

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