5Th Grade Graduation Party_Gifting

Updated on June 02, 2012
S.K. asks from Houston, TX
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What is the proper etiquette for gift-giving. Do you give gifts for a 5th grade graduation party?

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Thanks for all the ideas/suggestions. The schools usually have a summer reading list, so maybe I'll purchase one of those books or give a $10 B&N gift card. Maybe even a card to a supply store like OfficeMax/Office Depot. Blessings to all. :-)

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answers from Portland on

I'm with Eduction Mama-- how about a gift certificate to the bookstore?

Yes, I have to agree-- the parties and gifts for every little thing these days seems to be overdone. Fine if you are the parent wanting to do this, but unless the kid is graduating from high school, a gift shouldn't be expected.

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answers from Jacksonville on

Graduation party for 5th grade? Huh?

My daughter just finished 5th grade. Um.. yeah.. she "finished 5th grade". She didn't GRADUATE anything. She still has 7 more years of education before she "graduates".

ETA: @ Educationmom: they have 8th grade ones too? I have a (now) 9th grader who just finished 8th grade. Was I supposed to have a graduation party for him? Geez... won't he feel bad that he missed out on that. Around here, they just see it as "woohoo, now I'm in high school". Right up until they see the summer reading list requirements for their Honors/AP classes...lol

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answers from Los Angeles on

I agree with ChicagoMama. A small token. Maybe a summer reading book? Separately, I think graduation celebrations have gone a little overboard. pre-school, kindergarten, 5th grade, 8th grade, 12th grade. I understand that for some kids 8th grade graduation might be the last one they have but really? We have to aspire for greater than that!

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answers from Kansas City on

If you're invited to a party, a small gift is appropriate. How about a $10-$15 gift card to a book store?

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answers from Milwaukee on

I just got invited to a fifth and eigth grade grad party 10 mins ago! I never had one. We had cake at the school. I think it's ridiculous. Maybe family going to the S. ceremony is enough.Are we supposed to take gifts? Maybe I'll give them each $10. I'm more worried about affording my sons high school grad gift!

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answers from Cleveland on

OK, this is where I feel we are going too far.
Gifts for high school graduation? Yes.
Gifts for college graduation? Yes.
Gifts for 5th grade graduation? No.

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answers from Chicago on

Oh not really sure that a "gift" is in order. Hmm...but I wouldn't show up empty handed so - I 'd bring a card, write a nice note and maybe throw in a $10 or something.

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answers from Philadelphia on

My sister asked me today if she should throw a BBQ to celebrate my niece's pre-school graduation. I kinda felt bad when I laughed my a$$ off at her. But, I'm no better: I've got a 5th grader graduating as well as an 8th grader graduating and I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out gifts for them. In the end, I suspect they'll get nothing because I was just too darn lazy to figure out what to get them.

If I was invited to a 5th grade grad party, I would bring a small gift. Of course, there really shouldn't BE a party to begin with...

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answers from Chicago on

in our family we do not celebrate 5th grade graduation

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answers from Washington DC on

I would. Maybe $25 or so? Only for the people I know and am close to though.



answers from College Station on

I would suggest something small- like $10 iTunes or Amazon (especially if he has a Kindle or other electronic reading device).



answers from New York on

Who has a 5th grade graduation. 8th grade maybe a moving up ceremony
and then high school graduation, but 5th, never heard of it. So I really would
not sure what I would do.



answers from Los Angeles on

Why would you be attending a 5th grade graduation party?


answers from Austin on

You can if you want. I remember we were invited to one. and gave her a $20. Book store Gift Card.

Other wise a card should be fine.

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