For my older DD's friends i give $20 movie gift cards or $20 smiggle gift cards.
Seems to go down well
My DS is 4 and I think 10-15 is ample for this age.
I always buy books from kmart as birthday presents and they are cheap. I would be really happy if someone gives books as presents for my kids no matter how cheap they are.
If it's a whole class party (ie, not a close friend of one of my kids), I spend $10, because I figure they must get so much stuff at them. I'll buy a book, or some stationary, or a cheap dress up....basically something that won't clutter their house.
If it's a close friend, I spend max of $25 (mainly on my older kid's friends).
Honestly, I think more than that is too much. If I buy things on sale, I still look at presents that would only cost $25 max. I would hate for a parent to think I spent $50 on their child, and I would hate to think that someone spent that on mine, tbh.
Last edited by siansmum; 31-03-2016 at 16:53.
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