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Posted: 12/23/2012 1:34:43 PM EDT
I think that I over did it this year, and I am spoiling them. When I was a kid I really didn't get much because we were always struggling. I am want to get them all the stuff that I never had, but by doing so, I am worried that I am spoiling them. I spent around $300 for the two of them. Plus, my oldest child has a birthday coming up on New Years day, and we got about another $100 worth of stuff for that. I am not made of money by any means. I just want to be a good father and make up for the time that I am gone. Between deployments and training I have been gone 2 out of the last 3 years, if not more.
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 1:44:59 PM EDT
No kids of my own. But 2 nephews and a niece I paid like 50 bucks between all 3. They are still young though and still easy to buy for.
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 2:06:26 PM EDT
I spend about $300.00-$400.00 each as they are older. They usually ask for a new jacket/pants/boots/etc. and then we give them a couple inexpensive fun things.
The problem is, quality gear that will last is not cheap.

They get thier books paid for on thier birthdays.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 6:49:00 PM EDT
i spent about $500 on my oldest. i got him all the parts to build his lower.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 6:52:00 PM EDT
My oldest son's birthday is mid-December so he usually gets screwed. This year I got him some damn knife he wanted, an ipad, and an 1895 Krag. Probably $800ish.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 6:53:59 PM EDT
$500 for errybody. 2 kids, dad, son in law, son in laws parents.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 6:54:06 PM EDT
2-300 per kid. I have 4, so it really adds up.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 6:54:08 PM EDT
$100.00 this year.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:00:37 PM EDT
about $1000 each (I have 3 boys) But a healthy chunk of that was for wuss gifts, like clothes

I generally do more for their Birthdays in summer, rifles, bows, bikes, the usual stuff
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:15:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 7:17:49 PM EDT by casey1]
We had no intentions of buying the grand kid anything since we bought him good warm clothes earlier for school. We bought lined pants and shirts from LL Bean, Rocky insulated boots from Cabelas, and nice insulated/waterproof Browning Jacket, coat and gloves from Gander Mtn. Well over $600.00 including school supplies.

But hell, it's the grandchild and it's Christmas, we bought him a matching Browning pants and shirt, backpack, face mask, other insulated shirts, another set of lined pants from LL Bean and a few odds and ends. Right around $200.00 worth.

Next year I may not be able to afford it but at least the wife is happy that we got him something to open this year.

This is the only child we buy for, I do have a niece and nephew we got gifts for but they were approx. $30.00 each.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:44:42 PM EDT
I don't have kids....but I spent about $150 on my friends daughter. Her dad got her a .22, so I got her everything to go with it (soft case, scope, ammo, cleaning kit) and I also got her some other non-gun stuff that 9 y/o girls like...
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:15:31 PM EDT
I would guess around $500.00.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:16:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ATC:
I don't have kids....but I spent about $150 on my friends daughter. Her dad got her a .22, so I got her everything to go with it (soft case, scope, ammo, cleaning kit) and I also got her some other non-gun stuff that 9 y/o girls like...

What like knives and tomahawks?
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:24:39 PM EDT
We have a rule now 50.00$ limit. There is just too many of us. Sometimes we ALL just go somewhere warm for a week or so. Total bill exceeds 20k. We draw names.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:36:01 PM EDT
Two kids. About $200 on the two year old and about $3000 on the eight year old. Bought him a dirt bike this year.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:38:41 PM EDT
'Bout 1K - 1.2K on my daughter.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:00:12 PM EDT
No idea.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:08:30 PM EDT
It had to be over 600 on the oldest. 200 on the younger two.

Way to much, but they are all good kids and they deserve it!!
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:11:53 PM EDT
About $500 each.

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Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:12:54 PM EDT
No kids of my own.

But I've got 3 nephews. Cumulatively, I think I spent $1,200 on them. The youngest of them was born a month before with some health issues. So a very large chunck of that was used to furnish the babys room.

But I'm still told I spent way to much on them regardless. I sense there will be a spending limit next year.

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:15:50 PM EDT
About $300.00 each.
2 boys 11 and 13 years old.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:21:59 PM EDT

Being an only child, my parents spoil the heck out of my kids, 3 yr old and 1 yr old.

I spent maybe $50 each on them. My parents spent a couple hundred each. That being said, I did buy a couple extra lowers and a pile of mags before the panic got out of control. I have plenty for me, so these are an early, early Christmas present for my boy and future son-in-law.

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:38:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
$100.00 this year.

Roughly the same here. Things are tight, but even if they weren't kids are better off not being spoiled too much. Best for them to understand that money doesn't grow on trees.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:39:44 PM EDT
$44, I have a two year old.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:43:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 9:44:02 PM EDT by Colt_sporter]
Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
$44, I have a two year old.

Same here, but I think we spent about 125. Tricycle and a big ass bag of blocks.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 10:46:37 AM EDT
We limit Christmas and Birthdays to $100.00 per child and $50.00 per grand child, otherwise spending can easily get out of control. We are attempting to set a good example for our children about living within our budget.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:12:08 AM EDT
300 each.
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