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How many people do you shop for during the holidays?


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#1 Elmck  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 16, 2017 - 4:42 pm

I think between my large family, coworkers, and friends I have about 45 people. 

 



#2 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 16, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Probably 15-20 or so with our two families.



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Posted Sep 16, 2017 - 7:38 pm

About 20 for me.

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Posted Sep 17, 2017 - 2:41 am

I shop for 14

#5 Coastiwife  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 17, 2017 - 5:20 am

I think I will have around 25 to 30 to shop for this year.

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Posted Sep 17, 2017 - 5:22 am

Just family? 13. When you add in little items (5 coworkers) & ds 2 teachers.

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Posted Sep 17, 2017 - 6:28 am

It is so interesting to me to think about how lists change over the years! As kids grow, and your family becomes larger. Jobs change, and the coworker/ employee numbers change with it.
Right now I am:
14 family
14 coworkers that I supervise
3 co worker/ work exchanges
7-10 neighbor types
4 -8 friends

Plus my husbands list. Guess I better get BUSY!

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Posted Sep 17, 2017 - 7:17 am

14 family, plus our 1 set of friends and their son. So 17 total. Then maybe a few co-workers for small things.

I know what you mean about things changing through the years. Years ago we'd also get together with/buy for husband's family and that was another 20 or so people, depending on the year.

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Posted Sep 17, 2017 - 9:19 am

I shop for 23, including our extended family Dirty Santa game and Gottadeal's Secret Santa.  That's actual, bought, wrapped gifts.  We make cookie and goodie platters for several more.



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Posted Sep 18, 2017 - 3:34 am

So far my list is looking like 11 family, 4 pets amongst the family, 1 friend (the rest just do a pot luck get together with no presents), 3 big bosses, 8 direct superiors and 2 coworkers. I sure hope I'm not forgetting anyone 🤔

Edited by budgetsRsexy, Sep 18, 2017 - 3:34 am.


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Posted Sep 18, 2017 - 7:25 am

About 25 Family, and 15 friends and employees



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Posted Sep 18, 2017 - 9:53 am

About 20-25 family and friends, for now...



#13 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm

My two sons, my mother and father in-law, two brothers-in-law, and one of the BIL's SO.  


Edited by len_mullen, Sep 18, 2017 - 1:46 pm.


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Posted Sep 19, 2017 - 10:14 am

Well, this year we even tossed the kids names into the extended family swap so only 2 gifts there instead of 8+. Convinced my DH's siblings to draw names so cut that down from 5 to 2. Add in parents, our DS, and a set of grandparents, to make 12-13 if you count myself and my husband. Much more manageable, especially since I'll be becoming a SAHM soon, our income is going to go down. And we're building a house, don't need to buy tons of stuff this year. Quality over quantity.

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Posted Sep 19, 2017 - 10:56 am

Thankfully my family is so huge we dont shop for anyone at all. Seriously I have 6 sisters and 2 brothers, everyone has at least 1 kid except for 1 sister. Most of them have 4-5+ kids.

 

So with that said, Dh, dd, ds, MIL, FIL, 1 niece+ long term boyfriend, 1 nephew + almost wife :), 1 teacher this year (yay!), if we do something at work 1 co worker, DHs boss.

 

Its fine with me because we spend an insane amount on dd and ds. DS is almost done (I need to update that list) and we are around 1200-1300 on him alone. DD we've already spent 300 on 1 present.


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and Lucas 6


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Posted Sep 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Family:  5-6     

Close friends:  5

Coworkers:  everyone gets a stocking so those get candy in them since there are about 50 stockings.  

Secret Santa here

2 Senior Tree recipients  



#17 MrLeader  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 19, 2017 - 5:10 pm

For Family about - 4-5

Friends : 5 

Colleague: pretty much all of them small token. :)



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Posted Sep 20, 2017 - 10:23 pm

We shop for about 15 - 20.That includes family and teachers.  We also make candy for the neighbors and coworkers.



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Posted Sep 21, 2017 - 1:28 am

For my small family - Me, Wife and Son



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Posted Sep 21, 2017 - 6:54 am

About 20 family members, plus the friends and friends of friends that magically appear at dinner (I'm not complaining), my daughter's friends, and charities. My sister is a teacher in the inner city, and there are always a few kids that don't have coats or didn't get a Toys for Tots gift. Then there is Toys for Tots and the wish tree at my daughter's school. Thank God our families do grab bags for the adults. 



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Posted Sep 21, 2017 - 8:51 am

About 20



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Posted Sep 27, 2017 - 12:19 pm

I buy for around 30+; but then i make cookies and candy, apple butter etc for church family, postal worker, neighbors etc.  so all together usually around 50.



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Posted Sep 28, 2017 - 4:41 am

About 20 people for me.



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Posted Sep 28, 2017 - 1:41 pm

I think I have about 8 I buy for. Only one is blood relative. Rest are dear friends. I bake for several others, though. 


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Sep 30, 2017 - 5:04 pm

5 sons and significant  others

2 parents

1 aunt

4 nephews 

4 neices

1 godson

a  few friends and trainers



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Posted Oct 1, 2017 - 5:21 am

Friends and family. Sometimes a person who does work for me during the year will also get a deal.



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Posted Oct 2, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Probably 10.

And 3 cats.



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Posted Oct 5, 2017 - 11:51 am

I shop for 12 in my family. Those at work get bulk candy.



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Posted Oct 8, 2017 - 1:36 pm

6 for family/Pet
9 for coworkers
So 15 total no wait 16. My self too xD
No sorry it’s 17, including GD SS !!!!!! I try to participate every year because.., It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!

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Posted Oct 10, 2017 - 4:00 am


Hubby
8 children/spouses
24 grandchildren
4 sets of sister/brother in laws
10 nieces/nephews
Also a sock exchange
I shop all year and have a " gift room "



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