I thought children got more than adults at crimbo
Nope, it works like this when you become a "grown-up" ( I refuse to use the word adult, but grown up implies taller with more money!!):
Decide how many people you need to buy for and set aside Â£10 for yourself as a reward getting so far, so for me:
Mum, Stepdad, Dad, Stepmum, Wife, 3 brothers, M-in-L, F-in-L & F-in-l's wife, Grandparents (joint present only counts as 1) = 12 people so Â£120 for me to spend on myself.
Buy relevant presents, allocating 5p per Â£1 for others, so for example, spend on wife - Â£250 therefore for me I get Â£12.50 - total bill on presents was about Â£600 so Â£30 to my "well done fund"
Well done fund = Â£150 so far.
Decide I need a Â£50 reward for not having to buy anything on Christmas Eve - fund now equals Â£200.00.
So even if I didn't get a single present from anyone, I have a Â£200 reward for my railway!!!
My Wife says I'm a tad complicated!