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Bday party gifts

We go to alot of birthday parties. What is a normal amount of $ to put in a card for a classmates bday party? Most kids around here are just getn money because no one knows what they have already and the kid slike to save up for a bigger item. I have been putting $10 in each kids card. someone told me they do $5 because of the amount of parties they go to. In the last 2 weeks we have spent $40 on kids parties (kids from school, family, girl scouts..) We just know alot of kids and enjoy going to the parties. What amount is normal in your area?

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ria7

Asked by ria7 at 11:01 AM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Holidays

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  • $20 is normal in my area. But I usually buy gifts.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 11:05 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I don't think it should matter what other people put, I think it should fit comfortably in your budget. There were times when I gave $5, I usually bought a jumbo chocolate bar and slipped it into the wrapper, so I spent $6 or $7, and times when I spent a little more. It also depended on just how close my sons were to the child...and how many of my kids were invited. I always spent a little more on a gift if they invited more than one of my children because I knew it cost them for every guest they invited. Sometimes I would go to the bank and get silver dollars....one for each year old the child was.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:07 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • When the kids were smaller i always bought a $15 to $20 gift. Now my dd knows more kids and they are between the ages of 8 and 12 so we cant really buy toys.
    ria7

    Comment by ria7 (original poster) at 11:08 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

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