I have no idea about your personal budget but I know I spend far too much at Christmas time. But that's because I have too many blessed nieces and nephews! I'm only joking, I love them all dearly and Christmas is for the kids after all. :-)
I didn't get you wrong Sweetheart, I understand completely and would do the same if I had a son. :-))
Depends on where you live.
In London it would probably be quite normal, in Manchester I suppose it is bit much just for necessities but hey if you can afford it then why not.
Bangkok ;). Originally from Canada though.
I have traveled to the UK many times and have visited pretty much all of the major cities. It is an amazing country and I would move there in a heartbeat if the weather was warmer!
I know :)