I know that there have been several posts about giving gifts for birthdays and how much you should spend but I am having an internal debate. My son was invited to one of his friends birthday parties. They have been friends for about 3 years. My situation is this:
The boy is being raised by his grandmother who is on a tight budget. I would like to get him something that is nice that I know he would enjoy but would not receive otherwise. But I do not want to "show up" his grandmother who is doing the best that she can to provide him with the things that needs. I do not what to make her feel bad in any way because she is doing a wonderful job in raising him to be an outstanding person.
I have even thought about getting movie tickets or something along that line so they could both go out and enjoy an evening together.
Any thoughts and advice is greatly appreciated.
I talked to his grandmother and she was very humble about my idea. What we have decided to do is let my son pick out a small gift for him and do movie tickets along with a gift card to the theater so that their snacks are covered as well :) After talking to his grandmother I found out that it has been over a year since he has been to see a movie and it has been over 5 years for her. She is excited to have a night out and enjoy the company of her grandson. I want to thank everyone for the input.