Holiday Shopping: Spending Limits For Kids’ Presents?

How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Southwest Riverside!

As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them.

Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent.

The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift.

And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Southwest Riverside! Do you set spending limits on the presents you buy for your kids? How much is too much? How much is too little?

And, where are you shopping this holiday season? Which local merchants do you plan to support?

Let your voice be heard by commenting below!

The Teller of Truth November 26, 2012 at 09:50 PM
$300 to $500 per kid because electronics & games are EXPEN$IVE! The wife seems to be much more, depending on what jewelry she has her eye on. The most FUN we all have is in unwrapping the stocking stuffers Xmas morn. (We squirrel away the oddest tiny treasures throughout the year for the stocking celebration.) The odder the better as the best laughs come from this odd tradition!
AnnieB November 27, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Since my husband and I have been struggling to make enough this year, we only can spend $100 per child. Mom and dad won't spend on each other. The kids make gifts for each other, and for mom and dad. It's more important that we make all of our payments each month for the mortgage, utilities, and bills the overspend on junk that the kids will forget about in a month. We are planning on doing more activities with this kids this year, and spending more time with them instead of buying stuff.
AnnieB November 27, 2012 at 06:02 PM


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