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santahat How many gifts does Santa bring?

I've got a question for all of you.
How many gifts does Santa bring to each child?

My wife grew up where Santa only brought 1 gift and the parents gave the rest and were under the tree from whenever they got wrapped until Christmas day.
I grew up where Santa brought all the gifts and there was nothing under the tree until Christmas morning.

Just curious to hear how people feel about this.
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In our house Santa does not have an assigned number of gifts for each child. Santa will give several gifts plus fills their stocking. I think this year the kids each got 6 gifts from Santa plus what ever was in their stocking. Mom and dad always gives them clothes, a couple small toys their main gift (whatever toy/item that was at the top of their wish list).

In the past nothing was placed under the tree until after they went to bed on Christmas eve to keep them from accidentally ripping the paper. Now that the youngest is getting to age where things will be better we may start placing the wrapped gifts from mom and dad under the tree earlier.

When I was growing up the only gifts under the tree BEFORE Christmas Eve were gifts given from someone outside our house.
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Santa brings several and we give several. It's been that way since I was a kid, too.
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Santa fills the stockings here.
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I think, since this is really only coming up this coming year, that Santa will be giving nearly all the gifts. I like not getting "credit" for the gifts, and when I hear other families having trouble with competitive gift giving, it seems like "all gifts are from Santa" is a terrific solution. We exchange one gift between each pair, that's the "it's the thought that counts" gift, as in "I thought of you." We also don't put the gifts out until Christmas Eve. We have a little antique sled and some velvet Santa sacks, we'll arrange the gifts in those.
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Anything that is not wrapped is from Santa.Stockings and all.So how many? well maybe 3 under the tree,unless they ask for a big item.Like a train table when my son was little with all the trains.Or when my Daughter was 4 she asked santa for a furreal pony.
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Six presents each (including main present) and stocking fillers. When they were younger the presents looked huge (ride in car, kitchen) - now they are teenagers they are smaller packages (ipod touches this year) but more expensive!

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Santa brings the kids one gift each, and the rest are from us.
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We have one child who is four years old. DH only shops for me & his best friend, so he has no clue what we spend on Christmas gifts. I have a budget, and for Santa, it's $100 for gifts, $25 for stocking stuffers. DD doesn't get Christmas gifts from us. It's about the $ amount, not the number of gifts.

Her first Christmas was one big gift & one small gift. I felt bad, but she was 6 months old and didn't know the difference. Start small and maybe they won't expect so much. Second Christmas was the same. The

I never got Christmas gifts from my parents, only Santa, & I never questioned it until my sister gave both Santa & parents gifts her her kids. I was then 30 years old & wondering why I had never thought about that before!! Of course, usually we don't get her a birthday gift either, except to throw the party and that can run into quite a bit of money.

I know people who only do three gifts per child, because Jesus only got three gifts. How does that work if one child wants expensive & the other not? One might really get more than the others, even though there are an equal amount of gifts...
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Santa fills the same stocking I had haning when I celebrated my first Christmas (some moons ago) and also leaves a gift or two. Sometimes I get a gift from Rudolph and Mrs. Claus or the Garage Sale Elf - the rest come from my parents, husband, etc.

When I was little, I cried because "All the Kings Horses and All the Kings Men couldn't put Humpty together again" so Mrs. Claus and Rudolph remembered that and gave me a stuffed Humpty Dumpty that never cracks.
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