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My two children were invited to a 5 year old's birthday party. Should I bring two gifts or just one mutual gift?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Id would just bring one mutual one. I would think anyone would understand that buying two can be hard for a family. I wouldnt be offended or even care in the least if i was the birthday childs parents

    Answer by ReneeLRS at 2:33 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • one mutual or you can do 2 smaller gifts if you want.

    I'd probably do 2 smaller gifts just so each kid can be like "That's from me!" :) plus kids count # of presents anyways so the recipient will probably enjoy 2 more than 1

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I have 6 1/2 year old step kids we just went to a party on Sunday...
    they each gave a gift..

    Answer by Dannee at 2:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I would do either one for what you would normally spend or two for half the price so you aren't spending a ton. It won't really matter. I would do one toy but either way works.

    Answer by MizAnn at 2:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • One mutual seems fine to me. Or maybe have each child pick out something really inexpensive to give together as one gift (example: a Barbie and some outfits to go with people even give Barbies as gifts anymore??? Ora couple boxes of Legos) or something.

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 2:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I would just do one mutual as well.

    Answer by MommyToSmeech at 2:43 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I'd just do one

    Answer by MAyers at 2:51 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I always do just one. My kids are often invited to birthday parties together. It's pointless (and seems to encourage greed, IMO) for both kids to take a gift. One mutual gift is enough.

    Answer by debra_benge at 3:28 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • ONE!

    Answer by momofsaee at 10:12 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • One mutual gift. If you set a budget for gift giving, do not be afraid to go over a lttle what you spend for one gift.

    Answer by seasidegrandma at 10:44 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

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