This year my son raised money for the Yarloop fire victims instead of presents. He turned 5 and had 15 kids at his party. Honestly I did it because I didn't want 15 presents coming into the house that I knew he probably wouldn't play with.
He raised $250 and donated it through his school. He was so happy with this.
If people genuinely are troubled by the amount of stuff their kids get I'd strongly recommend doing this.
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31-03-2016 19:11 #31
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31-03-2016 19:22 #32
I aim for $25 but if I spend over or under then so be it, I pick a gift that I think the child will like. I have to admit, DD got heaps of Lego for her 5th birthday, and I'm not sure if she is too young for it, but she hasn't played with any of it! Not even once.
Her favorite gift was a bar of strawberry soap and strawberry body butter from the Body Shop. Probably a $10 gift, but it came in a tin and she felt so grown up using it. Random present I thought for a 5 year old, but just shows I don't know squat cause she adored it!
31-03-2016 22:52 #33Senior Member
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In saying that, I would personally feel very uncomfortable if one of my kid's school friends arrived with such an expensive present.
I am like you, though and ask for child's interests and buy accordingly, rather than stock piling presents.
02-04-2016 15:14 #34Senior Member
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Kids' birthdays I don't spend any more than $20.
02-04-2016 15:31 #35
We generally spend $30, occasionally as little more with the wrapping and card added on. I've noticed only about half of little man's friends actually have parties every year so its' not too costly.
02-04-2016 15:46 #36
$15 to $20 for friends. $30 for best buds forever. You know the ones that have been best friends for years.
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