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I think this depends on an individuals budget but in general, as cliche as it sounds, it shouldn't matter how much something cost. I think it's more important to put the thought into it. Personally I am happy to get something I actually like and would use. The times I have got some random tacky gift, I wasn't upset it was cheap, I was upset it was so off the wall and not at all something I would use or like.
For example, a fire place DVD... I am not going to play a DVD of a fire burning on my TV... just shows they don't care and it was a quick gift or they don't know you very well. I've also gotten homemade gifts I love and have kept for years. So it's all about how much thought you put into things. The only exception to this is if you have a superficial/materialistic person in your life. Then I suppose you better whip the wallet out to please them.0
i think if a guy/ girl truly cares and knows their SO then they'll know how much they should spend on them. Like if a woman/man appreciates the smaller sentimental things dont give them something thats too expensive or else it will most likely scare them away. Especially in the beginning of a relationship0
We base value on other things besides material crap. If we need something throughout the year, we'll just get it. Although we get each other modest presents for b-days, we do not spend anything on each other for Christmas. Besides, the commercialization of the holiday sucks.0
significant other as in wife? I guess it always depends regardless of relationship status but obviously the best gifts are really invaluable. so whether it's a $20 or $300 gift as long as it has significant meaning to the person that's all that is really important110
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I think it also depends if you two live together and what the joint finances are like. I think it's a red flag when a SO feels comfy asking you to buy them expensive $hit. Like a new, out-of-contract Iphone or a $400 Coach bag.
$100 spent really should be the cap for a Christmas gift here.20
i think, It depends on your income :)
Like if you earn 10000$ per month
would you spend under 100$
You will go for expensive !
put this question like
If i have 1000 in my bank for holiday
-How should i spend?
like that !
otherwise, it's not logical to answer this question20
Depends on how significant the other is and how much money you have.
The value of the gift is the thoughtfulness and the delivery and the sacrifice. If you inherited a lot of wealth or have significant income, $1000 may not be a sacrifice. If you are poor, even $1 can be a legit sacrifice and thus a meaningful gift, if chosen carefully and delivered in a heartfelt manner.10
my fiance spoils me rotten this time of year, but I have no money at all with which to get him anything back. even though he knows I have no money and I don't think he expects much back, I still end up feeling bad. therefore, I would recommend avoiding big, flashy, expensive gifts, unless both partners plan on going that route, in which case, go ahead :)11
Honestly... I think it really depends on your income. When me and my husband first met, we were SO broke that most of our gifts consisted of "improvising". But now that we both have very decent income, we enjoy spoiling each other a bit on the holidays10
Like I'm sure others have said, I think it's more about how much meaning your significant other will take out of the gift than how much you spend on it. Like, if you could spend $20 on something that your partner is really into or passionate about, as opposed to some other fancy thing that is super expensive, why not just buy the $20 gift? As long as your partner would enjoy it, I don't see why it matters how much you spent on them, anyway.
Plus, money shouldn't really matter anyway. Relationships should be more about the time spent together and such than how much money you two are spending on each other.10
Instead of giving each other gifts this year, my husband and I are buying a new TV and home theater system for the house! I can't wait!! We love Netflix, and have lots of movie nights, so this will be perfect for us.
This will be pretty expensive, but totally worth it :)10
Less than 100 bc its not about the price of the gift for me its about the thought of the gift. Did u have me in mind when u are giftsshopping or did u rush and get it last moment honestly it could be home made as long as its made with love im grateful and happy anybody can buy a random gift.0
It really depends how long have you guys been together. For a newer relationship i would say less than $50, I know last year with my boyfriend at the time I bought him KU basketball tickets but I combined his birthday with it since the tickets were like 170.0
I'd sayits not about the "dough" but the impact.
I mean do flowers cost thousands? No
It's the thought, and knowledge of what the "significant other" likes.
You could spend a million bucks and still not get the right gift or a few and make them smile :)0
Really depends on how long you have been dating and how serious you are. Also the situation money wise with both of you. I normally say around $100 or a little more if you are some what serious. If its a light relationship I would say way way less.40
Holiday gifts have brainwashed everybody, those people are geniuses though, great businessmen.
I may buy something so she isn't left out but she's been more moved and appreciative for the smaller things, more meaningful things like a letter I once wrote her. People are so materialistic.
But I would vote D, because I'll give her the D when all is said and one and we'll call it a night.20
On our first year together, I went overboard and spent about $1200 on her.
Now, we're married and even though our combined income is more than $150,000, I spend less than $100 on her on purchased gifts. For Christmas, we usually make things for each other instead.
For example, we each make one extra ornament for our Christmas tree every year.
I will make her a card from scratch, or a storybook detailing our lives for that year.21
since i have no income other than getting amazon giftcards off websites like this, i usually spend around 25-50$ for gifts for my significant other. usually a few small things that he likes will do. i dont think fancy expensive gifts are necessary. they're a nice gesture, if it's something that they'll really like, but its not necessary for every holiday. maybe once every few years0
I am a broke medical student who has only been with my boyfriend for 3 months. Definitely under $100. I also have absolutely no idea what to get him. Thank you for contributing to my gift buying anxiety with your question. :p0
Depends how much he needs/wants it. My BF still loves the mulberry wallet I got for him- worth about 300 £, which was my "extra" birthday gift- because he needed a new wallet,,,, sooo... whatever you think he might like0
$0. I think the holiday season is ridiculous and I refuse to participate in it. Any gift that's expected loses all meaning. If I'm going to buy someone a gift, it will be random, when I find something wonderful for them.0
I don't have a partner but there was no limit, if I saw something that screamed out "that's absolutely gotten his name written all over it" I'll buy it regardless of the price. I think the thought counts.. Besides he won't know the price anyways 🙈0
I just got a job and I'm a fresh graduate so I just don't think its wise for me to go on a spending spree on Christmas or whatever holidays since I'm somehow the bread winner of my family now (My Mom and Older Sister) and because I have to fiend for myself for my future plans since I made a promise to myself that even if I'll have no single dime left in my wallet I wouldn't ask for money from anyone since I have a job and source of income.0
Seriously being together would be enough as a gift personally but I would spend in the $100-300. On the other hand you can give them a baby instead hehe0
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I voted A. I think it really depends on how much you are able to spend and what you can afford. I once foolishly bought a bf a really nice watch. I was a student and money was tight, but I figured I would be able to swing the $500 watch. I definitely regret it, as I had a hard time paying it off. But I just bought it for him because I wanted him to have something nice.
I had strong feelings for him and sadly thought that buying him that watch would show him how much he meant to me. Material things don't show you love, actions show love.
And unfortunately he was undeserving of the gift.
I'm not saying people shouldn't spend $500 plus dollars on a gift. Do what you want, but if you can't afford it dont!
I'm making my Christmas gifts this year. I'm tight on money, but also because I like being crafty and I feel that making something would mean more than just buying something and hoping they will like it :)