What's your approach when it comes to giving gifts to children?

Children pose for a photo with Santa Claus as he visits Christmas Square on December 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Australian retailers are looking forward to an improved Christmas trading period when compared to recent years. Improved consumer confidence, interest rate cuts, and stabilising house prices point to a positive outlook for the current Christmas period.
Children pose for a photo with Santa Claus as he visits Christmas Square on December 20, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Australian retailers are looking forward to an improved Christmas trading period when compared to recent years. Improved consumer confidence, interest rate cuts, and stabilising house prices point to a positive outlook for the current Christmas period.
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There are Christmas advertisements everywhere you turn. And children are lining up at malls across Southern California to give their wish lists to Santa (RELATED: Do you have awkward Santa photos?). 

It's easy to get carried away with holiday gift-giving, especially when the little ones are involved. Do you have any rules when it comes to buying gifts for kids? How do you handle children's gift expectations? 

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