What is your total budget for Christmas shopping this year?

@UK_Shree (3604)
November 24, 2008 3:12pm CST
Just wondering what everyone's shopping budget is for Christmas this year and how have decided on that amount?
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• United States
24 Nov 08
Oh right, christmas shopping! LOL!!! I guess I'll budget myself $100, I have a couple of people I can buy for. I'm going shopping on Black Friday because my daughter is going to visit her biodad that day. Woo hoo!! Let the games begin!!! Happy MyLotting!
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• United States
24 Nov 08
My budget is exactly the same as it was last year and the year before that. Zero. My children and my sister and I don't exchange gifts. I used to send a few things to my grandkids when they were small, but I don't really know what they might want any more. Besides, they're spoiled rotten and have more toys and gadgets than they need, so I don't feel any desire to add to that.
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@kkthom3 (279)
• United States
24 Nov 08
My budget this year is even tighter than it has ever been in the past. I want to spend 50 dollars or less if possible. I am probably going to try and give away things that I already own that I think other people will enjoy also like books or movies.
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• Canada
24 Nov 08
LOL Like every year I will only buy for the close family members. Everyone else will get cards. I have to mail my gifts which usually cost around 20 dollars. I try to spend about 15-20 dollars on each family member. I've never had to buy for children until this year so my budget will go up a bit. I don't know how much it will cost me and I don't know how much I have to work with yet. It will all be last minute pick ups unfortunately as I have no time from now until christmas to get ready. People who can get a tray of goodies saves me a lot of money in the long run. For the past month I have been baking on all my days off and have been freezing things getting for them ready for the last minute invites or the opps I forgot people.
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I have a large family so we started drawing names a few years ago and we have a $25.00 spending limit. Then I have my kids and a few frinds to buy for so we will budget around $200.00 for Christmas shopping. Normally it is a little higher than that but this year we are all in the same boat I think so we'll be cutting back a little. I always shop on Black Friday and hope to find some deals and I shop online quite a bit. After all Christmas isn't about the gifts it's about the quality time spent with friends and family.
@UK_Shree (3604)
24 Nov 08
I completely agree with Christmas being about time, not gifts. Therefore it's just interesting to see how much people spend. I like getting small, thoughtful and often funny presents!