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Moms Talk: Holiday Gift Spending for Parents

What factors will guide the amount of money you spend on your children this holiday season?

Now that the holiday season is underway, Patch wants to know how St. Louis parents will approach gift-giving this year.

While shoppers turned out in droves for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the U.S. economy is still struggling. 

So onto this week's question: Will you indulge your children with holiday gifts this year, or will you pull in the reins somewhat? What principles will guide your spending?

Martha Baur December 01, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Every family has different values when it comes to gift giving. I keep a number in mind as to what I want to spend for each child. One big gift might meet that budget or it might take a few gifts. It's easy to get carried away, so I make a list and stick to it. What's more important than presents is fun family tradition. That's what the kids will remember forever! Christmas Eve church service, dinner with the family, putting reindeer food on the roof and making sure Santa has milk and cookies. That's what makes Christmas so special for us.

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