Holiday Shopping: Spending Limits For Kids’ Presents?

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

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, Rohnert Park and Cotati! 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!

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Rowdys Mom November 24, 2012 at 03:39 PM
We tend to believe that $50 is a good vuideline for any age child at Christmas. It gives to gift giver the ability to buy one good gift and have money enough to spend on a few stocking stuffers and the rest of Christmas expenses. The bigger ticket items we save for birthdays and rewards. Even those should have a limit, with high ticket items reserved for earning with grades and educational/social endeavors. Still, it's nice not to
Janette Brown November 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
No presents for the adults just the kids . We made that rule because Christmas is really for the children <3
Reginald "Rex" Henderson November 24, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Sticks in their stockings if they misbehave. That was the rule in my house.


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