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blueyedbaker
Graduation
June 22, 2013 at 7:53 AM

What is the going rate for a graduation party gift? We haven't been to one in years so I wouldn't even know what to give. I'm not sure if it matters any that we have 5 this year. Do you give the same amount to each. They are mostly family too.

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  • Bleacheddecay
    June 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    For me, it's $50.00 cash or gift.

  • illinoismommy83
    June 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Assuming you are talking about a high school graduation, I'd go for $100 cash. If you go with a physical gift, get something for college. 

    If the child is "graduating" from some lower grade I'd bring an empty greeting card. I don't understand why we reward kids for passing to a new grade.

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    June 23, 2013 at 3:20 AM
    I am a cheap skate then because I would only give $25 or give a gift that cost about that much.
  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    June 23, 2013 at 7:36 AM
    This. No way could I afford $50-100 for graduation gifts.

    Quoting usmom3:

    I am a cheap skate then because I would only give $25 or give a gift that cost about that much.
  • kmath
    by kmath
    June 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    I agree with this, especially if you have more than one to go to.  If it was a close family member and I had the extra, I might go up to $50 or equivelent gift.  If you don't want to give cash, and they are moving into a dorm or apt then something for that is usually a great gift.


    Quoting usmom3:

    I am a cheap skate then because I would only give $25 or give a gift that cost about that much.



  • Bluecalm
    June 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM
    Same here. The best gift I got when I graduated from HS was a cute tin container from an older lady on a fixed income. She told me to let her know when I was leaving for college so she could fill it with homemade cookies. Let me tell you, I made LOTS of friends on my dorm hall that first night.:) After that I used the tin for desk supplies.


    Quoting kmath:

    I agree with this, especially if you have more than one to go to.  If it was a close family member and I had the extra, I might go up to $50 or equivelent gift.  If you don't want to give cash, and they are moving into a dorm or apt then something for that is usually a great gift.



    Quoting usmom3:

    I am a cheap skate then because I would only give $25 or give a gift that cost about that much.





  • Aleshad01
    June 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM
    Same here


    Quoting usmom3:

    I am a cheap skate then because I would only give $25 or give a gift that cost about that much.

  • kirbymom
    June 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM
    OMG! I would get a small gift like a card or a gift certificate to a local store or even just hand them a ten dollar bill with a card. Maybe even take them out to their favorite restaurant.
  • jsbuck
    by jsbuck
    June 23, 2013 at 6:48 PM

     We set our limit at $25.  My brother has 6 children, one sister has 2 and the other sister has 5....we would go broke if we tried to give each one $100. LOL

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