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How much do you spend on Birthday presents?

So my son is 3 and starting to be asked to more and more birthday parties. I was spending around $20. A friend told me it was to much. It made me think maybe I am spending to much b/c it is going to start to add up. So how much do you usually spend on a gift?

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NOLANandKT

Asked by NOLANandKT at 5:29 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My child is just now starting to get a social life upon entering kindergarden. So far the kids have not really invited anyone to parties outside school. They do the whole cupcake thing in the classroom. $20 is about how much I would spend probably too but if you think its too much you can make some stuff if you are crafty or offer to have the child over for a playdate or offer to help the mom out with the party planning or bake the cake,etc. I read once that some moms buy toys on sale and store them and then they always have a cheap gift ready
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 5:34 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I usually spend between $15 - $20 but I try to get at least 2 things for the money. I don't think $20 is to much at all. Especially considering the prices of things these days. I also try to get something fun but educational as well. Good Luck!!
    LuLuj29

    Answer by LuLuj29 at 5:37 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • depends on the person
    zionprincess

    Answer by zionprincess at 6:57 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • 20$
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 6:58 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • No more than $20. If you buy arts and craft supplies, you can make it look like a lot.
    jshimmy

    Answer by jshimmy at 8:25 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • We usually spend 10-15 dollars on a gift.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:28 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • We have only gone to family birthday parties, and we spent about $15 on my cousin's 3 year old daughter.
    Stefanie83

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 10:09 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Only about $10 on a classmate gift.
    caseyandkids

    Answer by caseyandkids at 10:21 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • classmate I'd say $5-10 is fine.
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:17 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Between $10 and $15 is appropriate.
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 12:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

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