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I remember the first day back to school as a kid getting together with my friends and telling each other what we got for Christmas. Young children don’t have a firm grasp on how much their presents cost, but to me it appeared most kids got relatively the same amount of gifts, except for that one kid that always seemed to get the mother load.
My wife and I are about to pull the trigger on the list we’ve put together for our fourteen year old son. He’s a soft spoken kind of kid, never showing any real excitement or disappointment about anything. Each year I wonder what his true feelings are regarding his presents. Being a teenager, he of course won’t tell us, so it’s almost impossible to figure out how we compare to what other parents give their teenager.
What I thought I’d do is share what we plan to get for our son here, and if you feel comfortable, have you share how much you spend on gifts for your children. So, without further delay, I present to you The List:
- Steam Gift Card: Steam is a website where my son purchases online games. $50
- Battlefield 4 Game: He wants the version for his PC. $60
- Skull Candy Earbuds: He had a pair that he loved, but they wore out. $35
- PC Wifi adapter: We currently have a very long ethernet cable snaking up our stairs. $35
- Baseball Glove: His glove tore at the end of the season, and wants to get a new one broke in a little before spring tryouts: $80
- Stocking Stuffers: Itunes Gift Card ($20), Various boxes of candy ($10) = $30
Grand Total: $290
I’m not at all that concerned about where we compare with other parents, nor would I change anything. What we give our son is what we think is appropriate and fits within our budget. I just thought it would be interesting to share our information, and compare between adults what we spend on our kids for Christmas.
So, what do you think of my son’s potential gift list? How much do you spend on your kids? If you don’t have kids, how much do you think you would spend if you did?
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