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How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

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jar823
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How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

It is my DH's nieces Sweet 16 in June. We are definately giving her cash, but not sure how much. Last night DH says he wants to give her $500!!!

I told him he was INSANE!!!! Because then we have to give that to his other niece and nephew when they turn 16. Not to mention there is another baby on the way in that family. In MY family I've got 2 nieces, 2 nephew's and twins on the way!!!!

He told me that I am CHEAP! $500! That's nuts! Plus I am helping them with the centerpieces, and buying/cooking a tray of food for the party that will cost anywhere from $75-$100 depending if I make it myself or not.

What are your thought? How much would you give?
We usually spend $50-$60 on a normal birthday.

TIA!!!!

Posted 3/20/06 10:21 AM
 
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jmf423
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

We went through this last year-DH wanted to give his niece $500 (we normally give them $50 for birthdays) I thought that was too much!!!!! After MUCH discussion, and asking my SIL's what they were giving....we settled on $300 (which I still think was too much-but he was adamant)

Posted 3/20/06 10:24 AM
 

SoinLove
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

$500 for a sweet sixteen? Most people didn't even give us over $200 for our WEDDING. $500 seems really extreme to me.

Posted 3/20/06 10:31 AM
 

Lisa
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

$500 is way too much!! I say $100

Posted 3/20/06 10:42 AM
 

LIPrincess
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I agree. I usually give $100 and buy a gold bracelet, earrings or necklace with it. I like giving a gift so this way I do both.

Posted 3/20/06 10:42 AM
 

jilmadison
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

Posted by LIPrincess

I agree. I usually give $100 and buy a gold bracelet, earrings or necklace with it. I like giving a gift so this way I do both.



That sounds reasonable. Anything more than 100 is insane!

Posted 3/20/06 12:33 PM
 

june262004
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

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I was going to say 50.00-100.00 I must be really cheap Chat Icon

Posted 3/20/06 12:38 PM
 

dpli
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

Posted by SoinLove

$500 for a sweet sixteen? Most people didn't even give us over $200 for our WEDDING. $500 seems really extreme to me.



Same here. I would not give her more than I would for a HS graduation gift. To me, that would be putting too much importance on something that is not as significant a life event.

Posted 3/20/06 12:53 PM
 

Nik09
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I guess around $200. It's bigger than a regular birthday so that would definitely be a generous gift!

Posted 3/20/06 1:05 PM
 

MrsS1126
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I would give $100 than again it depends what my relation to this person is.

Posted 3/20/06 2:08 PM
 

karennjoe
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

Message edited 3/22/2006 5:39:54 PM.

Posted 3/20/06 4:07 PM
 

mrswask
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I think $500 is insane. I think that $100 and maybe a piece of jewelry along with it is more than generous.

Posted 3/20/06 7:59 PM
 

Diana1215
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

$500 is alot - I don't think that is necessary. I think that 200 is a very generous gift.

Posted 3/20/06 8:19 PM
 

CMC-BPZ
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I say $100 or $150!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 3/20/06 8:52 PM
 

evenedan
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

My niece and nepew (twins) turned sixteen last year and I gave them each $250. I am extremely close with them and I thought that was generous. 500 sounds a bit extreme to me.

Posted 3/20/06 8:56 PM
 

Kelly04
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I would give $100 and a nice piece of jewelry.

Posted 3/20/06 9:29 PM
 

GenLCSW
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I would say $100 is very generous!

Posted 3/21/06 8:35 AM
 

Christine
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

500 sounds more like a wedding gift then a sweet 16. I think $100 is a very generous gift for a kid.

Posted 3/21/06 10:11 PM
 

reggie
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

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I was going to say 50.00-100.00 I must be really cheap Chat Icon


I was thinking the same thing.

Posted 3/23/06 7:04 PM
 

lullabella
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

For 2 people $200 (husband & I)

Posted 3/23/06 9:58 PM
 

Karen
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

Posted by CMC-BPZ

I say $100 or $150!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon



totally agree!!!!! $500 per couple is more than a wedding!

Posted 3/23/06 10:02 PM
 

hmm8191
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

$500 is insane! I talked my husband down to $75 for his cousin last November.

Posted 3/24/06 10:50 AM
 

JenniferEver
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

I'd say $100...no more than $200 if you want to "go crazy"


$500 is insane...what will you give her when she gets amrried? $2000!?!?!

Posted 3/24/06 10:56 AM
 

suvenR
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

whoa. The average wedding gift is $200.

$100 for the Sweet Sixteen (tops)

Posted 3/24/06 4:56 PM
 

pharmcat2000
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Re: How much $$ do you give for a Sweet 16?

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Posted by LIPrincess

I agree. I usually give $100 and buy a gold bracelet, earrings or necklace with it. I like giving a gift so this way I do both.



That sounds reasonable. Anything more than 100 is insane!



I agree with this.

Posted 3/25/06 2:55 AM
 
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