Now that the holidays are over and many of us are looking over our 2012 spending while planning for 2013, I thought I'd ask the following:
How much did you spend this year on holiday presents?
Personally, our budget was $700 for the year and we spent about $850. We always go a bit over, so we might as well recognize the fact and increase the budget! :)
That said, $150 over budget isn't going to break the bank for us, so it's all good.
Most of the money was spent on our direct family (me, my wife, and kids) and my parents (my wife's parents are deceased.) There were other amounts for friends, a handful of extended family members, the postman (and similar people), and people I volunteer with at various organizations, but that's about it.
How about you? How much did you spend this year on holiday presents?