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Old 02-06-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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$10-20, depending. At the moment we're at the age when those science or craft kits from AC Moore are a big hit, and if I have a coupon I can get a great kit for $10, but I'll spend $20 for a present that looks 'enough'.

I think you need to spend the right amount for you. I'm sure there are many who spend ten and many who spend forty.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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$25-35 seems to be about average for us. Add card and wrapping to that. There are a total of 12 kids in my child's class, so it's a pretty tight-knit group and the parents all know each other well.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I have a daughter from age 10. We don't mind if I have seen the child or not if she invited she go .. If you are concerning about school friends party. More than the gift what the kid need the presence of your daughter. And don't worry about how expensive others gifts are. Just spend what you can. I spend 20 euros maximum. Cards made by my daughter most of the time. Also the gift bag.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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By the time my kid was 6- 8, he was only socializing with the same "crowd" of kids and all of the parents were friends.

I would NEVER even go along with it for a 3 year old. That's a baby LOL. What's the point?

But it seems you don't mind so yeah, $10.00
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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$10 max.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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$20-$30 per party, per kid; depending on how close a friend, interests, how many other parties that month, etc

I have a huge collection of gift bags and wrapping paper, so I usually only buy new if we have to buy the gift on the way to the party or if it is an awkwardly sized gift that needs a specific sized bag.

Almost all the cards we give and receive are made by the kids. It's a wonderful practice--I encourage everyone to adopt this in their area, if it's not already the norm where you are
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I buy a 15-20$ gift gotten on sale for 5-15$. I reuse gift bags.

I buy a few of the same item on sale and try to make it gender neutral. Then I will always have a gift ready.
same here! I'm a bargain hunter so if there is a good gender neutral gift retailing $25 on sale for $11 I grab it and put it in the gifts closet for later. Gift bags from discounters like TJ Maxx or Ross are great they are often $1 each and just as nice as the ones your local grocery store sells for $3-$5 each.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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My kids only get invited to about 3 parties each per year for classmates, and we tend to spend around $15 +/- per party. We make cards and recycle gift bags.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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$15-20.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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I think $15-$20 is fine for a gift for any child's birthday.
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