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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

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newlywedT
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

DD is invited to a birthday party so we need to get a gift for a second grade girl (turning 7).

We know nothing about the girl or her family.
But I think the party is going to be $ per person. (I think maybe $50?)

So what do second grade girls like?
Barbies?
LOL?
Lego?
Those do it yourself craft stuff?

Thank you (and now we can go back to arguing about covid)

Posted 10/1/21 9:01 PM
 
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windyweather21
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Oh boy I am out of that age bracket for awhile but $50 sounds like A LOT. I would say more like $20-$25.

Posted 10/1/21 9:35 PM
 

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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Typically we spend $25-$30 and everything you mentioned is good. Also the pop its/fidget toys are very popular.

Posted 10/1/21 9:38 PM
 

jellybean78
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

$50 is extremely generous. I think in the $25-30 is a good range. Barbies, cute PJs, gift cards are all great gift ideas.

Posted 10/1/21 11:00 PM
 

PitterPatter11
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

$20-30. My nieces are 6 and 8 and enjoy doing crafts and playing with Barbies and their My Generation dolls (American girl knock offs).

Posted 10/2/21 9:06 AM
 

MyBabyG
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

My daughter at that age loved LOL dolls and My Generation dolls.

Posted 10/2/21 9:15 AM
 

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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Amazon or Target GC

Posted 10/2/21 9:16 AM
 

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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

LOL dolls and bead crafts are still a bit hit for that age. I would be spending about $25 unless it was a super close friend.

Posted 10/2/21 10:37 AM
 

newlywedT
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

have no idea who the family is.
BUT - the party is at Chelsea Piers so I assume its going to be $$$

Isnt the gift supposed to be like a wedding where your check has to at least cover your plate.
So I estimate its going to be like $35 a person to attend, so the gift should be $50.

Is that the wrong way to look at it? (this is like the first party we're invited to)
*shrug*

Message edited 10/2/2021 7:53:48 PM.

Posted 10/2/21 7:51 PM
 

newlywedT
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

so tomorrow we're going to Sam's and Walmart (DS has to provide snacks for the class this week) so hopefully we'll be able to find some good gifts there.

Thanks everyone

Message edited 10/2/2021 8:02:18 PM.

Posted 10/2/21 7:55 PM
 

Adri
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by newlywedT

have no idea who the family is.
BUT - the party is at Chelsea Piers so I assume its going to be $$$

Isnt the gift supposed to be like a wedding where your check has to at least cover your plate.
So I estimate its going to be like $35 a person to attend, so the gift should be $50.

Is that the wrong way to look at it? (this is like the first party we're invited to)
*shrug*



When DS was younger we went to parties at Chelsea Piers, but we really didn't budget differently. At that age it was around $30 (but I'm talking like 8 years ago lol). We always got awesome gifts at BJ's. I'm sure you can get something at Sam's. We did GC later, when he was maybe in 4th grade. I would think crafts are good at that age for a girl.

Posted 10/2/21 8:01 PM
 

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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by newlywedT

have no idea who the family is.
BUT - the party is at Chelsea Piers so I assume its going to be $$$

Isnt the gift supposed to be like a wedding where your check has to at least cover your plate.
So I estimate its going to be like $35 a person to attend, so the gift should be $50.

Is that the wrong way to look at it? (this is like the first party we're invited to)
*shrug*



No!!! You’ll be broke ??
Maybe for a communion/ bar mitzvah/ sweet 16, but just a kid from school? $25-30 seems to be the norm.

Message edited 10/2/2021 8:45:11 PM.

Posted 10/2/21 8:44 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by newlywedT

have no idea who the family is.
BUT - the party is at Chelsea Piers so I assume its going to be $$$

Isnt the gift supposed to be like a wedding where your check has to at least cover your plate.
So I estimate its going to be like $35 a person to attend, so the gift should be $50.

Is that the wrong way to look at it? (this is like the first party we're invited to)
*shrug*




No and only in NY do they do the “cover your plate” thing. People out of state think it is even ridiculous.

Your kids have never been to a birthday party before? Just asking as mine started going at 2-3 years old with friends from daycare. Our first one we had was 3 years old for them outside of the house.

Posted 10/3/21 7:11 AM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Umm $800-$1,000 for a birthday party? Sorry but that is insane. Kids parties were never that expensive. Maybe we hung out with poor people lol.

Posted 10/3/21 7:14 AM
 

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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by newlywedT

have no idea who the family is.
BUT - the party is at Chelsea Piers so I assume its going to be $$$

Isnt the gift supposed to be like a wedding where your check has to at least cover your plate.
So I estimate its going to be like $35 a person to attend, so the gift should be $50.

Is that the wrong way to look at it? (this is like the first party we're invited to)
*shrug*




No and only in NY do they do the “cover your plate” thing. People out of state think it is even ridiculous.

Your kids have never been to a birthday party before? Just asking as mine started going at 2-3 years old with friends from daycare. Our first one we had was 3 years old for them outside of the house.




Nowhere in his comment did he indicate that they have never been to a birthday party before.
This one just happens to be at a very expensive location.

Posted 10/3/21 8:43 AM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by Katareen

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by newlywedT

have no idea who the family is.
BUT - the party is at Chelsea Piers so I assume its going to be $$$

Isnt the gift supposed to be like a wedding where your check has to at least cover your plate.
So I estimate its going to be like $35 a person to attend, so the gift should be $50.

Is that the wrong way to look at it? (this is like the first party we're invited to)
*shrug*




No and only in NY do they do the “cover your plate” thing. People out of state think it is even ridiculous.

Your kids have never been to a birthday party before? Just asking as mine started going at 2-3 years old with friends from daycare. Our first one we had was 3 years old for them outside of the house.




Nowhere in his comment did he indicate that they have never been to a birthday party before.
This one just happens to be at a very expensive location.




I guess I read it incorrectly thinking any party....

(this is like the first party we're invited to)

Posted 10/3/21 12:09 PM
 

newlywedT
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

DD is in second grade:
first grade was fully remote so she didn't make any friends = no parties
kindergarten became remote early on, so no parties
pre-k I think she went to one party.

My wife and I are both shy, quiet introverts so we don't have many friends (hence me posting questions here instead of "ask a friend what they think") so no parties that way.

So basically DD has not gone to parties.

Posted 10/3/21 9:23 PM
 

newlywedT
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Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

oh...and we ended up buying two items:
1. Marker and Paint set that comes in a "suitcase" - $20
2. Hair clip coloring set with markers and glitter, etc - $20

I was thinking two items: one fun and one science/learning type but couldn't find a good science one so we went with art one

Posted 10/3/21 9:25 PM
 

StaceyWill
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by newlywedT

oh...and we ended up buying two items:
1. Marker and Paint set that comes in a "suitcase" - $20
2. Hair clip coloring set with markers and glitter, etc - $20

I was thinking two items: one fun and one science/learning type but couldn't find a good science one so we went with art one



Great picks!! I'm sure she'll love them.

Posted 10/3/21 9:51 PM
 

LuckyStar
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by newlywedT

oh...and we ended up buying two items:
1. Marker and Paint set that comes in a "suitcase" - $20
2. Hair clip coloring set with markers and glitter, etc - $20

I was thinking two items: one fun and one science/learning type but couldn't find a good science one so we went with art one



Those sound perfect!

I normally spend ~$30 on gifts for classmates and ~$50 on gifts for DD’s close friends. So you really aren’t that out of the ballpark.

Posted 10/3/21 9:53 PM
 

MissJones
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Re: Second grade girl (7) present suggestions needed please

Posted by StaceyWill

Posted by newlywedT

oh...and we ended up buying two items:
1. Marker and Paint set that comes in a "suitcase" - $20
2. Hair clip coloring set with markers and glitter, etc - $20

I was thinking two items: one fun and one science/learning type but couldn't find a good science one so we went with art one



Great picks!! I'm sure she'll love them.



I agree, they sound fun!

And don’t hesitate to ask. As wacky as this board can be, it has helped me numerous times when I couldn’t ask a question in real life.

Posted 10/3/21 10:16 PM
 
 

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