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HOW MUCH DO YOU GIVE TO GRADUATES, FAMILY, FRIENDS ETC $$$

Posted by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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HI, WITH ALL THE GRADUATIONS GOING ON AND PARTIES TO ATTEND , WHATS THE GENERAL RULE OF THUMB FOR GIVING , DO YOU GIVE GIFT CARDS, TARGET, KOHLS ETC OR IS CASH BETTER FOR PLANNING FOR SCHOOL, SUMMER , GAS ETC, I HAVE A NEPHEW  WHOS GOING ONTO COLLEGE AND NUMEROUS FRIENDS KIDS GRADUATING, GIVING DIFFERENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, THANKS TINA : )

by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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Derari
by Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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I've always given cash, of course more if they are immediate family. Or, if I know someone could really really use the money I will certainly put more in the envelope if I can. How much just depends on what you can afford. If I can afford more, I'd like to be able to give more.
TigerofMu
by Bronze Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I like the $20 mark, we just couldn't swing it this year with four graduates, so we did $10.  

3lilmonkeysxo
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

My cousin is graduating HS & I'm giving her $30 cash. 

atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

We have so many this year including our youngest. 

For HS for family we give $200.  For good friends kids we give $100.  For college for famly we give $100.  I give checks.  I just wrote 2 $200 checks and 1 $100 check. 

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Moms_Angels1960
by Cheryl on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

We give cash ours is right now at the $5.00 mark those nieces and nephews we don't really know.

lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM

we do $50 to $100 for friends kids. We do $250 for family. We can afford it. Do what you can afford. Both my sons had very close friends from age 5 old right through graduation. We gave like 10 grads gifts each year my sons graduated not counting family.

saltyalley1227
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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Quoting atlmom2:

We have so many this year including our youngest. 

For HS for family we give $200.  For good friends kids we give $100.  For college for famly we give $100.  I give checks.  I just wrote 2 $200 checks and 1 $100 check. 


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momto3intexas
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM
We give 50 to family and gifts to friends and with are kids they get 400
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saltyalley1227
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM
$20-$50 depending how well we know them.
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erinsmom1964
by Gold Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Depends on your finaces and your relationship to the person having the event

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