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30-03-2016 15:09 #11
30-03-2016 15:09 #12
I aim for $15-20, however if it's a close family friend or a close friends child, I have spent a lot more. A close friend of mine has triplets, so that works out to be an expensive birthday.
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30-03-2016 16:41 #13
I aim for $20 for school friends, more for family or close friends.
Igot an awesome deal last year for the first party ds was invited to. $39 lego set for $19 at big w! They were on sale and we just happened to be there when there was a 20% off all toys (including sale and clearance)
My ds has just turned 5. He got lego, books, action figures and a mask as well as some cars.
kinetic sand is also a winner.
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30-03-2016 17:01 #14
I aim for the present to be $20-25 then card and paper on top so usually no more than $30 all up. The boys I'm usually getting Lego and the girls usually crafty things like where you decorate slap bands or shopkins
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30-03-2016 17:53 #15
I always do around $20. I buy cheap wrapping paper... a roll does 3-4 presents and I always get kids to make a card. Quixels is a good pressie idea, or books or craft stuff
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30-03-2016 18:58 #16Senior Member
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My average is $50. I realise this is a lot, but I always buy a piece of clothing and a book or toy as well.
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30-03-2016 19:02 #17Senior Member
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About $25 inc card and wrapping!
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30-03-2016 19:22 #18
I aim for around the $20 mark and use $1 cards (or homemade).
Having said that, my special needs DD has been invited to two birthday parties this week. The parties are for her actual friends, we spent around the $30 mark on the presents.
30-03-2016 19:31 #19
About $20. Lego and puzzles are my go toa
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30-03-2016 19:33 #20
Honestly I think $10-15 is absolutely fine. My dd had a large party last year & was showered with gifts. Some of them would have cost $5, others up to $50. It was a bit overwhelming with the sheer amount of stuff, & then there was family too. I would hate to think people felt obligated to spend more than they felt comfortable with. Her favourite gifts were a pencil case set & a skipping rope that were probably $5 each.
Our society has such a 'buy buy buy' consumeristic mentality. Buy more 'stuff' at easter, halloween, valentines day. I think we (as a society) are so wasteful & overspend waaaay to much on things that will barely get played with because the house is overflowing with more 'stuff'
Gosh, that was a bit of a vent,sorry! I tend to be finding tangents lately. Must have some pent up frustration, haha. Can you tell I am a minimalist?
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