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Help! What's an appropriate gift for a communion?

My daughter is going to a communion celebration today and they are having a luncheon at the girl's house, followed by a party for the kids only at a hall. I know the party was around $600 or so for about 6-8 girls!
This is our first communion invite as its not our religion. So what's appropriate? I was originally thinking a gift card to the girl's favorite store but then I realized that they might be expecting cash. Help! We only have a couple of hrs.

Happy Mother's Day!


Asked by LadyEb at 10:40 AM on May. 9, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (8)
  • When I went to my friend's daughter's I gave cash and she put it in her college fund

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 3:42 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • It's common for girls to receive First Communion jewelry such as a cross/crucifix, locket, or charm bracelet. Other gifts include a Mass Book, a Rosary, or an inexpensive boxed gift set. You can find any of these things at religious gift shops--Google search for a store near you.

    And of course, cash/gift card is always welcome! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:54 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • I think the gift card is just fine. People shouldn't throw parties expcting cash, especially parties celebrating a religoius event. Hope your daughter has fun.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:05 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • Nothing wrong with a gift card to a store you know she likes - to a religious store would probably be best!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • Mostly my kids received cash, which was really appreciated since we put the gift towards the college funds we opened for them all when they were born.

    There is nothing wrong with gift cards or small jewelry. I wouldn't worry about it, just a little something is nice, but not necessary.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:24 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • I got a seiko watch for mine.... but, a card would be great, as well as any religious gift for a child (rosary, Crucifix etc)

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 3:56 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • I would get a small gift card along with a small box of jewelry, a small necklace with a cross, or maybe a bracelet. (not sure if girl has earrings, so bracelets and necklaces are normally safer for a child).

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:44 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • Cash or I nomally stop at a christian book store, they typically have gift sets that are very nice and go along well with the new bible her family most likely will give her.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:02 AM on May. 10, 2010