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#1 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

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Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:53 PM.


#2 dancesthroughlife

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

My son is only 2 so I'm to get to this stage, I don't think I would buy for all of them though, there's already enough in the family! Maybe you could suggest to her they do their own little Secret Santa, that way you only have 1 pressie to buy.

#3 JRA

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

No

#4 Foogle

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Yes I do - Just 3 of them though.  They are our neighbours as well as being at school with DS and the friendship has been on going for a number of years.


#5 skae

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

No, just christmas cards. Perhaps she could make presents for her friends - crafty or food things perhaps like friendship bracelets or cookies?

#6 cesca

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

No.  Christmas cards is what the kids give to their friends!

#7 mumto3princesses

Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

No, just cards and a candy cane or santa chocolate.

Although DD#1 (in High school) does usually buy her close friends little gifts. They don't cost much though. The first time she did extra gifts for close friends she was in Year 6 and said but I wont see a few of them much when we go to different schools next year. She still has one of those little light up santas you can get cheap that one friend gave her that year.

Since then the close friends do little gifts for each other. They usually do those tiny little gift bags and put things like chocolates, candy canes, cute little tree ornaments or anything else christmasy.

Edited by mumto3princesses, 01 December 2012 - 03:10 PM.


#8 strawberrycakes

Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

No but I would do Christmas cards with a candy cane or something.

#9 SeaPrincess

Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

Most of my friends and I have agreed not to do Christmas gifts.  We only buy for 4 extra children - my godson and his sister, and my BFF's children who are practically family (we've been friends for over 30 years!)

#10 sophiasmum

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

No way, it's expensive enough buying for our own children.

Christmas cards are handed around school, with chocolate or candy cane enclosed.

#11 eilca

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

No.  We do Christmas cards only.

#12 BetteBoop

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

No, we don't. DD has a lot of friends too and the stress of all of that shopping would do my head in and send us to the poor house.

If you want to go along with it, what you could do is get the same gift for everyone that costs under $5 - like a snow globe or craft kit.

But I would be worried about setting a precedent for her next, as well as your other kids.

#13 Fr0g

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

Too costly/ too time consuming/ too thought consuming/ too hard!

As the years go by, I find myself doing less and less, unfortunately. I can barely muster the emotional energy required to nag my kids into writing their friend's cards at the moment.


#14 somila

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Many children do cards and candy canes at our school.  I don't remember us ever doing it, but if my children asked I would do something small like that.

#15 netballgirls

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

I didn't mind cards and candy canes but my yr 7 came home and said that her and her closest 3 friends wanted to exchange gifts. They're getting a Christmas ornament (50% off) at Target today and a few chocolates. DD said that one kid was spending $10 on each of them. I felt like saying "pull the other one".  I think that she has a nice gift to exchange and it is something that they can keep as well, maybe they will still have the ornament in 20 years and remember who gave it to them.

#16 becstar101

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

I don't at the moment, but something that could work would be  perhaps a Cowgirl Cookie mix like This


#17 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

No.  Way to much of an expensive exercise for everyone.

#18 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

No.  If they want to do something special for a extra special friend they just spend a little extra time doing their card, adding a fabulous drawing and some stickers, etc.  Or in the case of my eldest, thinking up witty one liners (or 'in jokes ' that Mum doesn't get) to add to the Christmas message inside.

Edited by CleverChook, 01 December 2012 - 06:50 PM.


#19 Julie3Girls

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Christmas card only, possibly a candy cane or chocie.

And I'd really hate if my girls friends started doing gifts. Because then my DD would want to give a gift back, and my other girls would want to do it for THEIR friends, and it would work into a huge expensive activity.

#20 Heather11

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

DD is making Scoobie keyrings for the family and so made up a couple of extra for close friends.

Classmates receive a card with either a Christmas pencil or eraser sourced from the Reject shop.



#21 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

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Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:53 PM.


#22 Chocolate Addict

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

No. Cards, yes, presents no, except maybe a candy cane or choc santa with the card.

Most of our close friends have large families to buy for (siblings/neices/nephews etc) so I wouldn't want to add to their present buying burden.

If my son wants to buy other kids presents he can save up and spend his own money! lol



#23 harryboy

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

No...we did when we went to high school but we had our own money by then




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