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    Default What's the going rate for kids birthday presents?

    My little one has been invited to his first birthday party, a little boy from playgroup.....

    But what I don't know is how much to spend on the present?! What do you spend on pre-schoolers for birthday presents, when you don't really know the child/family very well?

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    I think $20 is a fair amount. Depending on the gift and how well you know them you could spend a bit less or a bit more. Dd1 for her 9th birthday received amounts of cash in cards from her school friends ranging from $10 to $20.

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    I have a $10.00 budget With 3 kids it's too expensive otherwise Hope you have a great time

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    I think it depends on how close you are to the parents and child, but maybe if you don't know them very well, ten bucks- ish? It can also depend on age.

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    I usually do up to $30(if I find something in sale etc it's less ) but that includes card and wrapping paper which is ridiculously expensive for what they are

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    I usually spend about $10 - $20. I tend to buy little bits and pieces when they're on sale and keep them in my present cupboard. Honestly though, I think it's whatever you feel comfortable with - I know my nearly three year old would go nuts over a $1 bubble wand and some dinosaur stickers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PipersMummy View Post
    I usually do up to $30(if I find something in sale etc it's less ) but that includes card and wrapping paper which is ridiculously expensive for what they are
    Some may call me a cheapskate (some probably do!) but I have the kids make a lot of the birthday cards they give their friends and use paintings on butchers paper as wrapping paper

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    20 bucks is my limit.

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    I try to keep it to $15.

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    About $30


 

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