How much do you spend on a gift?
It got me thinking though. I don’t set my gift price points out of frugality, but out of what seems to be a normal amount to spend. My parents do spend a fair amount on us, but besides the parent-to-child gifts, most gifts exchanged in my family seem to be about $50.
However, I make significantly more money than either of my siblings (but one has some family money from her in-laws to help out). I’m thinking 2-3 times as much, though I live in an expensive city. But does that mean I should be spending a lot more on their gifts than they spend on mine? Or would that just seem weird? I mean, my little sister already gives pretty small presents ($10-$25 or whatever) and I don’t feel weird spending $50ish on her. I enjoy it. So maybe I should take that further?
Maybe I’ve hung onto my college mindset of “$50 is a good amount for a gift” for too long. Maybe “real adults” should be spending more. I kind of thought $300 for a baby shower gift was slightly insane. But maybe it isn’t. Maybe I’m the one who is slightly insane.
I’m curious. What do you spend on Christmas gifts? Please give me details! How much do you spend for a significant other, sibling, parent, grandparent and a young kid (that isn’t yours, but you love)?
(photo by di_the_huntress)