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How much are you spending this Xmax & new year?

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I used to spend a ton at xmas time on presents, like $1500-$2000, but I have severly scaled back now and realistically probably only ended up spending around $300 this year. I have 3 nieces that I bought stuff for and a brother who I bought some computer stuff for because he needed it. Me and my sister dont bother with gift exchanges being we are 38 and 39 years old and live 12 hours apart, not worth the hassle.


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My family  had a really old limit of $50 per gift.  It’s turned into more of a guideline.  The weird one is the stocking stuffers.  We’re all over 40 and no kids but we still do stockings.  I found some fake Shanzahi power rangers action figures I think will work well.  Also some chicken flavored lollipops (I think they’re chicken flavored.  The writing was in Spanish.  They’re shaped like chicken dinners.


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22 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

My family  had a really old limit of $50 per gift.  It’s turned into more of a guideline.  The weird one is the stocking stuffers.  We’re all over 40 and no kids but we still do stockings.

this usually ends up pretty bad.. buying & trading "trash " as if those functions of a company

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I gave my employees $5000 bonus this year for exceeding all expectations. As for family....I only have my wife and kids to worry about. I haven't spoken to or seen my brother or my parents in 20 years. So my kids, 6 and 2, got toys of course. And I'm putting money into both bank accounts for them. For my wife I purchased her dream car that we are going to restore together. A 1981 DMC Delorean. 

 

I spent more this year but I don't mind. My employees earned it, my wife is worth it, and my kids will have the chance to chase their own dreams.


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Like $2K on myself and probably gonna get last minute $100 gift cards for close family.


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3 hours ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

how much extra?

 

I am anti society & NOT spending

$3000+ on a new system...

Don't tell...


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1 hour ago, Zusafek said:

I gave my employees $5000 bonus this year for exceeding all expectations. As for family....I only have my wife and kids to worry about. I haven't spoken to or seen my brother or my parents in 20 years. So my kids, 6 and 2, got toys of course. And I'm putting money into both bank accounts for them. For my wife I purchased her dream car that we are going to restore together. A 1981 DMC Delorean. 

 

I spent more this year but I don't mind. My employees earned it, my wife is worth it, and my kids will have the chance to chase their own dreams.

Dang that's pretty generous, good on you!l

 

Hope you have fun with that Delorean too! 


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Is this just a thread for people to flex how much disposeable income they have? ?

Like...why should it matter.



 

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I hate Christmas so not spending. 


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I reckon I have spent around £300 on just my parents and twin brother. However... I also reckon I have spent close to this or more on food, spirits and more alcohol this year... Very boozy Christmas and New year.... Don't judge me....


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i spent the usual amount on groceries. and i dont do the whole xmas thing


why everybody post the spec of their rig here? i dont! cuz its made of mashed potatoes!

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6 hours ago, Zusafek said:

I gave my employees $5000 bonus this year for exceeding all expectations.

Are you hiring? You sound like a great boss!


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Lord knows.

$4000 on a bottle of champagne (it’s a big one)

Couple of thousand on gifts and experiences

And my computer has failed and I’m upgrading my scuba rig simultaneously, so that’s gonna drain a lot of money.

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i just spend 250 on a new monitor and im probably going to get a ryzen 3600 before my gf comes visit so she won't have a bad experience playing on my pc (her computer at home is probably better than mine)

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8 hours ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

how much extra?

 

I am anti society & NOT spending

I'm spending a comfortable amount for my income and expense levels.

 

You only asked this question to postulate a "anti-spending" soapbox.

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About €16 on Stroopwafels to give out, and another €200 it so so I can see my family cat again. 


 

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50$ on the gifts for others. A $25 gift card to a friend and a $25 loto ticket to my dad. That's all. (or like 55$ if I include the cost of cards in this)

 

About $200 in stuff for me. Including various things for around the house (table cloth, new wine cups, wine), a Switch game (Zelda, was on sale) and some other things I can't remember off the top of my head.


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