My dd started school this year. She has been invited to a birthday party and I'm unsure on what I should spend on a present.
At preschool I knew most of the mums and around $10-15 was agreed (besties a bit more sometimes).
I don't really know any of the mums here yet to ask. She doesn't know the child well,.The whole class has been invited and it's at a play center.
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30-03-2016 13:56 #1
Going rate for birthday presents
30-03-2016 13:59 #2
Our school it's around $30-35 but this might be a bit more than average?
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30-03-2016 14:21 #3
Gosh. That's quite alot! Not sure we can stretch to that especially if she is invited to all the birthdays.
30-03-2016 14:23 #4
I usually spend around $20, if it is a close long term friend I spend a bit more.
I have one DD in year 6 and one in year 4.
I keep costs down by shopping at Smiggle when they have their little packs on sale. So you get a $20 pack for $15 or less. The girls then go to the present shelf and pick a present to give.
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30-03-2016 14:38 #5
I aim for a $20 max spend.
I often buy things on special & pop away.
I use brown paper as wrapping and tie with colourful ribbon. Cards are the $1 ones from cheap shop or bigw
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30-03-2016 14:49 #6Senior Member
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I spend about $20 per child. I buy stuff when I see it on sale and have a present cupboard so it's easy to just pick something out on the day. I also buy big rolls of wrapping and DD1 will make a card to go with it (she's 5 and in pre-primary).
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30-03-2016 15:05 #7
Ok. Maybe I should aim for $20 max and start a party stash! Any ideas then for under $20 gift for a 5 year old boy? I asked dd but she had no idea. I'm thinking Lego??
30-03-2016 15:06 #8
I aim for $20-30 , but like pp I look out for sales and stock up ( just bought 4 remote control Audi cars at Myer toy sale clearance on the weekend that were $79 reduced to $17! )
30-03-2016 15:08 #9
30-03-2016 15:09 #10
We go for about $20. I tend to buy for all the anticipated ones during sales and then if she isn't invited I wrap them for her at Xmas lol
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