How do you determine number of gifts?

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How do you determine number of gifts?
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Fri, 11-25-2005 - 12:02pm
I have been thinking about what we're going to get Tre and I just don't know. Out of curiosity, how do you determine the amount of gifts your DD(DSD) or DS(DSS) get?

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Fri, 11-25-2005 - 2:21pm

We just do one from/to each person, and one from Santa...but sometimes Santa may drop off an extra thing or two, lol!

Generally, the gifts from the adults are experience gifts, rather than tangible ones, and the kids get each other a toy/game/book..and of course Santa's a toy guy, too.

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Registered: 02-02-2004
Fri, 11-25-2005 - 9:56pm

Santa has a budget(lol..lol..)
he brings 1 or 2 toys,(something the kids have asked for awhile) and he doesn't wrap his presents!!!... ds(7yrs) and dd(5yrs) are both getting new bikes this year... Walmart had them so on sale,that just couldn't wait until spring.. last year the kids rode their bikes until Jan. before we got snow( so good so far..lol..lol)

dd is also getting a "big" doll house, ds, a remote control Hummer,

we try to keep it simple... the kids don't really care.. they will play with, the item they wanted most... regardless of whatelse is under the tree.

Grandma always gives PJ's and $$$, so we all look nice for christmas moring pictures. We go to Grandma's christmas eve, we are "allowed" to each open 1 present. christmas money, the kid's save and decide later on what to buy...dd is saving her money for disneyland(in 2 years!!!lol...lol)

the kids get each other coloring books,leapfrog books, books,something along that line.

We don't go broke at christmas:) I know soo many people, that get way out of hand... and need to remember that its not quantity.. its the quality of the gift.

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Registered: 07-01-2005
Sun, 11-27-2005 - 4:13pm
I don't really. It all depends on what they ask for. I also get them movies & games that are joint gifts. We are going to TTC after Christmas, so this will probably be the last big Christmas
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Sun, 11-27-2005 - 5:03pm

It's easy here. Eight nights of Hanukkah so eight gifts. We usually give the kids one bigger gift and then smaller things the other nights. This year we are giving our 17yr old daughter a digital camera and our almost 8yr old a remote control car. The other nights are things like a book, game or something else small in nature. Of course older teenage girls are a little more difficult to get something inexpensive for so we usually spend a little more on her gifts. They also buy a gift to exchange with each other. This year she got her little brother a book on how to make all different kinds of paper airplanes. Hanukkah is really not a big holiday in the Jewish religion, but because it falls during the same time as Xmas it's gotten a little blown out of proportion.

Dana

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Sun, 11-27-2005 - 7:18pm
We decided 2 Christmas' ago that with all the family gifts and birthdays right around the same time (12/10 and 1/8) that we will only be doing 1 Santa gift each and 3 other gifts.
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Tue, 11-29-2005 - 3:35pm
I am an impulse shopper so there is no set rule.

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Wed, 11-30-2005 - 8:53am
I *TRY* to stick to 3 gifts each (for the 3 Wise Men) but sometimes it ends up being 4 or 5. Plus they get little stuff in their stockings.

Carissa
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