Holiday Shopping: Spending Limits For Kids’ Presents?

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

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.

The hottest gifts - the WiiU (around $350), iPad ($399 and up), laptop computers, and others - cost hundreds of dollars.  

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, Macomb Township! Do you set spending limits on the presents you buy for your kids? How much is too much? How much is too little? 

Let your voice be heard by commenting below!

bruce December 03, 2012 at 12:10 PM
100.00 is more than enough to spend.most kids wont appreaciat it anyhow
Dennis December 03, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I think kids get more 'stuff' all year long these days, some with continuous bills (cells, tablets, etc.) How much to spend on Christmas depends how much you spent throughout the year, and monthly... and of course, how good the kids have been! Kids of late tend to have an entitlement attitude, and need to understand the reason/spirit in gift giving.


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