how much have you spent on your 3.5-4 year old

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  1. pinkstarbinks

    pinkstarbinks Well-Known Member

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    Hey I'm just curious, I've spent around £150, his 4th birthday is just over a month afterwards, so I'm resisting at all costs the urge to top up christmas presents, though do want to get 1 final thing that he always points out at around £17-25.

    Janp skull island
    Leapfrog explorer JANP game
    Playmobil fishing boat
    Jake ship
    Jake character pack of the figures
    Spongebob sponge
    Pyjamas
    Mega marble run
    Bath playmat
    Tstory alien bath squashy
    Grow a monster
    1 Bath squirter
    Bath boats
    Rocket bedroom stickers
    A Hexbug
    3 set of soldiers
    Wind up robot
    Jtnp tattoos
    Dogger book
    Stick man book
    Tvhc book
    New jumper book
    Say hello to the dinosaurs book
    Dr seuss oh the places you'll go book
    The pirate cruncher book
    Topsy and Tim go camping book
    *The night before christmas book not yet arrived from wh smiths
    *The Jolly Christmas Postman not yet launched on amazon, pre ordered
    Peppa Pig Computers book
    No bot book
    3 TreeFu Tom & Rastamouse books
    JTNP Bucky dvd
    JTNP wagon
    Light up bath toys
    Bath cups
    Dig for gold coins pirate gift set

    Still to get - playmobil vehicle transporter with baby t-rex
     
  2. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    so far i've spent about £90. budget is £250 but i still have his big presents to buy at the end of the month.
     
  3. Wriggley

    Wriggley Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic list hun he will love all that
     
  4. amazed

    amazed Mummy of 4 <3

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    Great list x
     
  5. pinkstarbinks

    pinkstarbinks Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou :) that's cool leonie I'm in a nosey mood haha
     
  6. sweetlullaby

    sweetlullaby Well-Known Member

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    Great list! He'll love it. I havn't counted this year or set a budget it's nowhere near as much as previous years but he'll still be spoilt rotten lol
     
  7. shelx

    shelx Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    About 250 when im done. Budget was 200 but im including all the bargain books and stuff ive bought when ive have a few pound spare here and there :)
     
  8. MMAmummy

    MMAmummy Mum to 2 boys & WTT #3

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    His 4th birthday is the 9th of December. When I'm finished, both will have cost £650. Probably about 250 for his birthday and 400 for Christmas x
     
  9. Kate&Lucas

    Kate&Lucas & OH & Mush

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    I've spent around £60-70 so far, got a few more little ones to get and then his main (an Innotab) which I'll be going halves with his Dad for.
     
  10. hazzabeanie

    hazzabeanie mum of 2

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    So far I've spent about £80 but he only has 3 presents, his birthday is jan 10th and we don't get paid till the 13th of each month so I have to be prepared before Xmas. So far he has a ds lite, a kitchen and imaginext batcave still to get a few more batman imaginext bits, scooby doo playsets and stocking fillers xxx
     
  11. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    I budget £100 for each child (they're 4 and 2 years old) for Christmas and the same for birthdays. This year they had £100 Eid presents as well but it'll not always be that much. At Christmas it will probably be a bit more with stocking fillers - I save a set amount each month to pay for birthdays and Christmas so I stick to the £100 for main pressies but extras can come from my current account - but I try not to go too OTT as I'm desperately trying to convince OH (who is quite strongly against Christmas) that it's about family and friends rather than pressies. 4th year of trying and probably not succeeding :rofl:
     
  12. Lilicat

    Lilicat Mother of two boys

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    I spent £242.80, which is loads. He ended up with several larger, more expensive gifts rather than one larger one and a couple medium sized ones and the rest smaller which is what should have happened. I need to plan better next year.

    This is his list. If an item says free it means I got it using vouchers, as the third item of a three for two or something other way I didn't have to pay for.

    Main: Leappad £48.59 with Crayola game £12.37 (also case £12 and headphones free)
    Tag Junior £19.99, Team Umizoomi Tag book free, Dora the Explorer Tag book £9.99, ABC Tag book £9.99
    ELC wooden garage £25
    Playmobil personal jet £25
    Schleich shark gift set £26
    Leapfrog Count and Scan £22.39
    Playmobil penguin set £5
    Leapfrog Farm Mash Up £10

    Books
    Nature Trails in the Ocean £7.99
    10 Penguins £8.49
     
  13. Natasha2605

    Natasha2605 2 girlies <3

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    I budgeted either 150 or 200 , though probably not a great start that I cant remember. So far she has ive spent about90 but saved at least 50.
     
  14. pinkstarbinks

    pinkstarbinks Well-Known Member

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    imaginext is what tempts me hazza it's right up ds street the batcave is cool!

    wow lots of lucky children such fab pressies on the way
     
  15. JessicaAnne

    JessicaAnne Mama.

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    I'm a total saddo and just added it all up, not including her and Noah's joint presents it comes to £143.88. But that does include her kiddizoom camera and bike :D
     
  16. hazzabeanie

    hazzabeanie mum of 2

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    Harry has the imaginext batman jail and its played with everyday plus whenever we go tesco he sees the batcave and it takes ages to drag him away here's hoping he will be a happy boy Xmas :)

    I get so stressed with budgeting lol as Molly's brays 6th dec then Xmas then oh and Harry both 10th jan toooo expensive lol


     
  17. meldmac

    meldmac Mom to an angel and Colin

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    I have no idea what I've spent so far :blush:
     
  18. toptrump

    toptrump Well-Known Member

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    I tried to set a budget of £250 and I know I am over but sometimes I dont think cost has anything to do with it. Be it one present or 100 I think it is finding the gifts that they will love and play with especially at that age. Gabriella has so much but not nearly at much as last year but I know that she will love and play with each and every item I have chosen.

    PS great list :flower:
     
  19. Mummy May

    Mummy May Mummy of 2

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    A lot on both of my children but I don't think the price matters, just if they will love the gifts xx
     
  20. Reid

    Reid mom of 1

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    id say iv spent around £150 or there abouts I've got all his toys in just some more stocking fillers to get xx
     

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