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How much do you spend on birthday party gifts for school friends?

Answered 2 years ago

We've been doing the school friends birthday parties thing for a while (my kids are in Grade 4 and Grade 6) but I'm curious to know what others spend and whether it varies based on the age of the child.


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2 years ago
50 to 100 but we are loaded and $100 is chicken feed.

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2 years ago
$1000 Is our chicken feed

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2 years ago
That's cool. I use 50 dollar noted for toilet paper. Not because I can't find t.p but because I have too many notes 💩

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2 years ago
Y’all mustn’t be getting good eggs feeding chickens with money. That’s animal cruelty

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2 years ago
Lol

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2 years ago
The cost of whatever it costed the party parent to have you there. Much the same as a wedding. So usually between $25-$50

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2 years ago
I've been around a long time and have never heard such a thing. If a parent chooses to spend $1000 on a party, that's on them. I'm not funding their choice

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2 years ago
I've never had anyone ask me how much I paid for a party and I've never asked them. When I buy a gift, they can take it or leave it. I dont actually give a shit

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2 years ago
School friends maybe $20 ish..friends of ours that our kids are close with is usually anywhere from there to about $60 depending

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2 years ago
$25-$30
Single parent, always cripples me... But lately ive been looking out for good specials and just buy a few presents throughout the year, often i can get mark downs to $5/$10 on items that were originally $25/$30.

I think the rule of thumb is the present should be roughly the amount the host is paying for my child to attend.

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2 years ago
I do this too :) Im careful about only buying stuff I know that kids their age are into though because interests change pretty quickly. Its great if you can get stuff like board games as they dont really go out of fashion and in my experience kids love something like connect 4 as a present.

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2 years ago
Wow! Everyone is so generous ! I spend about $10. Maybe a bit more if it's a close friend

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2 years ago
I'm with you 🤣

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2 years ago
Yeah I have 4 kids I cant afford $50 for every party that every one of them gets invited to!

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2 years ago
Same, its not like they get $50 gifts at their parties.

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2 years ago
I pay about $20 Max. There are so many parties in a year and it really adds up. I'd rather spend the money on my own kids

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2 years ago
Exactly. You can get a perfectly nice present for $20

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2 years ago
I try to stock up during the toy sales and then put things aside. For friends, I like to give gifts worth around $20, for nieces/nephews gifts are usually worth around $30-$50.

I used to spend much, much more on family (at least $100 per child) but in return my own children would be given cheap crap so now I’ve toned it down. I still try and give nice, presents that I think the child will like but I compromise by buying it on sale.

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2 years ago
Same here and cheap cards

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2 years ago
$10-$20 for a class party
$30 ish for a friendgive or take
$50-$100 for their best friends.

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2 years ago
How much do people spend on your kids ?

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2 years ago
Yep, same here

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2 years ago
My kids birthdays we have a “heck yes” day where I say “heck yes “to everything they want.
Icecream for breakfast? Hec yes
Cookie as a follow up? Heck yes
Day off school? Heck yes
I actually don’t buy a present for their birthday I take them to the shops and they get to choose the thing they want. If they choose something inexpensive I say you can choose more. It’s usually around $100 and it’s part of the yes day. And they get a party every year at our house. With their party and their actual day, and their siblings presents, I would probably end up spending between 300-400 dollars. I’m not really sure. Maybe more I really couldn’t give a figure cos I don’t buy gifts before hand and it varies year to year.

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2 years ago
Sorry i read that wrong lol.

How much do people spend on my kids? I can honestly say I wouldn’t know as I don’t take stock in my mind when the gift her things, how much something cost doesn’t run through my mind.

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2 years ago
$10-15. I expect to have to increase that a little as my kids older, my eldest is only 5yrs.

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2 years ago
$10-15. I have a birthday box of bargains I buy and usually put a couple of things in a gift bag. Gel pens and books are cheap. Aldi stuff. Sometimes a nice printed tshirt from target.

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2 years ago
Same here and cheap cards

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2 years ago
I have twins. They both take a $25 present each. Or if it’s a bestie the one who’s bestie it is can spend more.

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2 years ago
That’s nice of you. If they are both at the same party could you just buy one present?

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2 years ago
Around $15 if its a class party, $20 for a friend.

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2 years ago
Thats sensible :)

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2 years ago
Such a great question OP. I've always wondered.

Yes $20-30 for class. Close to my daughter is $40-70. Very very close to family too $40-$100.

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2 years ago
$20 for the friends they aren’t close with $30-40 the ones they are close to. Books, craft supplies or board games are my usual go to because they are cheap, easy and aren’t going to break like a cheap toy.

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2 years ago
$20-$30

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2 years ago
$20

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2 years ago
Between $40-$50. Stock standard.

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2 years ago
Bout $30 depending on the kid and what they have given my child for their bday. Been to a fair few parties and heard mums talking that’s usually the norm in our grades

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2 years ago
I don't like anyone elses kid enough to spend more than $30 on them

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2 years ago
$30 if it is a class invite or $50 for a friend invite.

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2 years ago
$30 max as a single parent that is all I can afford, well obviously I have to go without something for that.

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2 years ago
$50 usually

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2 years ago
Wow

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2 years ago
Depends on the kid

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2 years ago
$60

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2 years ago
Nothing
Cheap card

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2 years ago
We spend about $30! But depends on the child. Hate to say it but it's true. If it's a close friend we may spend a little more or if it's a pity invite (have to invite the whole class) and my kids don't really play with them it's just $30 or what not.

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2 years ago
Sorry- just clarifying that I mean a gift FOR the child having a birthday, not lolly/loot bags!