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Xmas expenses

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Hi /adv/,

My wife and I disagree on how much we should spend on Xmas gifts for the family. Our combined income varies, but is generally between $55k and $60k/year. We have 1 child, we have no debt and can pay off all our bills, but haven't put much of anything away in our savings for a couple of years now. We live modestly but we're quite comfortable.

She takes care of all the Xmas shopping (she likes it & I don't), which suits us fine except that I'm the one who manages our finances, and I was shocked to see that she had spent almost $800 on gifts for both her & my families. We spoke about it and she says that she thinks it's a totally reasonable amount to spend on our families. Is that an unreasonable amount? Thoughts?
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>>17912881

I don't think it's unreasonable, but I really think that next year you two will have the conversation of how much to spend on Xmas.
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>>17912907
O for sure. I brought it up already but after the fact is def not the right time, and it was not a productive conversation. We'll talk next November.
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>>17912918
Holy shit, dude.
A rational conversation on 4chan.

Happy New Year!
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>>17912951
>Happy New Year!
And to you!
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It depends on how many people you bought gifts for, but really in my opinion it's Christmas so go wild. Especially if you're buying gifts for kids, it means a lot more to them. I suppose you could talk about it next year, but if you can afford it, which it sounds like you can then don't make a fuss over it.

I spent $717 on gifts this year for 7 people... and then I spent $645 on my present to myself.
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$800 seems about right for everyone.

I buy for 10 people and generally spend $500-$600 total. But if I had kids it'd probably be an extra $200 per kid. The holiday is really about them anyway.
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