Confirmation Cash Gift Amount?

Updated on September 28, 2008
J.S. asks from Lakeville, MN
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My husband is the godparent to his best friend from high school's daughter. She is being confirmed tomorrow and we are really unsure what to get her for a gift. Because we don't have much time, we will probably go with a card and cash gift. Does anyone have a suggestion on how much an appropriate cash gift would be?

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Thanks everyone for your advice. We are going to go with $25-30.

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B.H.

answers from Minneapolis on

$25.00 and up I'd say but whatever you can afford times are tough with the economy so people should understand.

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L.H.

answers from Milwaukee on

What one of my Godparents got my child for a baptism was a bond for $25.00 (which is a $50.00 bond). My child was not even a year for the baptism so her bond will have a long time to mature before she uses it. I know your husbands God child is older so this idea may not work. The gift amount is really up to you and it depends on how much you can afford. I don't think the Godparent has to do with gifts so much as quality time spent with the child.

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J.M.

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For confirmation, consider $25-50. When she graduates from high school, double that amount. That's what we've spent on non-family but close friends' kids.

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C.K.

answers from Minneapolis on

If you can afford $25.00, I would go with that.

If that's too much, go with the amount you can afford, even if it's $10.00.

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S.S.

answers from Davenport on

I realize this is probably too late but I would say about $20
In a card would be good.

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K.B.

answers from Milwaukee on

This is what I remember getting for confirmation...

* a nice bible that had my name 'engraved/printed' on it
* many gave cash ranging from $10 - $50
* luggage set
* nice fun towel set (2 of everything)
* a nice watch (not super expansive, but it was silver and something that was not kiddy and I could use in high school)

That was so long ago that is what I can remember... I was going away to a boarding high school so that is why I got towels and a luggage set.

I would say a card and gift card or cash of $10 is fine (or more if you can afford it).

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K.H.

answers from Minneapolis on

try going with a 50.00 savings bond-each holiday and bday-worked great for my kids-by time they turned 20 they had a nice little nest egg-believe they only cost 25.00

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A.L.

answers from Green Bay on

It really depends on a bunch of different factors. But $25.00 is a good number. You won't give too little and you won't break the bank either. A nice note about the girl and some of the wonderful qualities she has is something she will apprecaiate along with maybe a picture your 3 year old draws for her would make it more personalized :) Good Luck!

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