Appropriate Group Birthday Cash Gift Amount?

Updated on December 08, 2010
M.R. asks from Edmonds, WA
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Both of my 2 youngest kids were kindly invited to the same roller skating birthday part, as there are 2 siblings celebrating their birthdays together. One boy and one girl. (Gosh, now that I write this, I should have thought of this too)....Anyway, a friend is collecting $$ for a group gift card to go towards a trampoline. How much would be an appropriate amount to give? I was thinking around $30 total. Plus my daughter will be hand making the birthday card to be give with. But....I just don't know...is that amount too little?

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S.M.

answers from Washington DC on

I spend $12 on birthday gifts for classmates. For our very best friends, I might go up to $25. So I think you in the ballpark.

The organizer should see how many kids want to contribute and then offer an estimate of "donaiton."

Just a thought: Does the family want a trampoline? It is a lovely idea to splurge on a big gift... but I would not want one for my kids.

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L.L.

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I think that is a good amount. I usually spend around 20 for kids gifts. If it is someone we know really well, I spend a little more.

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S.L.

answers from Johnson City on

Sounds good to me. We usually stay between 10 to 15 for birthday gifts....

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V.M.

answers from Erie on

sounds ok to me, December birthdays suck and two in the same family double suck.

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S.R.

answers from Pittsburgh on

I think about $30 is a good amount, depending on how good of friends they are. If they are close family friends or close friends in school, you might want to give a bit more, take into consideration what you would pay, if each of your children were invited separately to each of the birthday children's parties. You would likely spend closer to $45-50 that way.

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A.M.

answers from Phoenix on

You should feel comfortable giving what is affordable to you at this time. Birthdays are about sharing with friends and making memories; the kids will not remember how much money you gave :)

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J.C.

answers from Anchorage on

It sounds fine. My only question would be, have the parents agreed to the trampoline?

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