LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted By Message
Pages: [1] 2 3 4

RainyDay
LIF Adult

Member since 6/15

3984 total posts

Name:

Cash for 6 yo birthday

What is a good amount to give for a 6 year old birthday? It's DD classmate. They are friends but not best friends but have been in same class last two years I'd that matters.

I was thinking $40 but not sure if that's too cheap. I had no idea what to buy her and another parent was told the child didn't need anything.


Thanks

Posted 10/23/22 8:46 AM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

sourpatchkids
LIF Adolescent

Member since 2/12

727 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

I think $40 is very generous! I must be cheap, but I always give $25 gift cards lol.

Posted 10/23/22 9:04 AM
 

LuckyStar
LIF Adult

Member since 7/14

7271 total posts

Name:

Cash for 6 yo birthday

My DD is the same age. We’ve never given or received cash as a birthday gift from a classmate, but $40 seems ok.

Posted 10/23/22 9:58 AM
 

AliceCullen
LIF Adult

Member since 6/08

1497 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

I’ve never received or given cash for a classmates party and definitely not $40. $20-$25 gift card to target is the norm in my area. Or a toy.

Posted 10/23/22 12:51 PM
 

MissJones
I need a nap!

Member since 5/05

22130 total posts

Name:

Cash for 6 yo birthday

$25 is fine!

Posted 10/23/22 3:48 PM
 

lima19
LIF Infant

Member since 5/19

105 total posts

Name:

Cash for 6 yo birthday

40 is very generous. 25 has always been the norm for us and we usually do a store gift card, but cash works, too.

Posted 10/23/22 5:57 PM
 

jellybean78
:)

Member since 8/06

13102 total posts

Name:
Mommy

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

DD is 6. We've never done cash but we usually do gifts with a value of $25-30 or $25-30 gift cards.

$40 is very generous.

Posted 10/23/22 7:11 PM
 

PitterPatter11
Baby Boy is Here!

Member since 5/11

7609 total posts

Name:
Momma <3

Cash for 6 yo birthday

I think $25 is an appropriate amount.

Posted 10/23/22 8:17 PM
 

RainyDay
LIF Adult

Member since 6/15

3984 total posts

Name:

Cash for 6 yo birthday

Thank you all for responding!! Now I know I have been spending too much on classmate gifts lol.

Posted 10/23/22 10:15 PM
 

SecretlyTTC14
LIF Adult

Member since 12/13

1769 total posts

Name:
B

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

I spend too much too. Probably going to start buying $25 gift cards from now on. I usually do a $30 gift card and a small toy (like $15) so spending $45 total. My kids last party with his classmates, he received mostly $25 gift cards, some $30 ones and one $20 gift card.

Posted 10/24/22 10:59 AM
 

FirstMate
My lil cowboy

Member since 10/10

7786 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

$25 is the average gift to my kids. I think that is more than fine.

Posted 10/25/22 2:24 PM
 

windyweather21
LIF Adult

Member since 3/21

6933 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

We usually gave $20. $25 is spent on Christmas IME with the kids.

Posted 10/25/22 2:31 PM
 

mrsrainbow
LIF Adult

Member since 1/17

1465 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

$25 is plenty

Posted 10/25/22 3:41 PM
 

lululu
LIF Adult

Member since 7/05

9507 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!

Posted 10/26/22 8:15 AM
 

windyweather21
LIF Adult

Member since 3/21

6933 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



OMG that is crazy. I must live in a poor area Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/26/22 8:38 AM
 

NervousNell
Just another chapter in life..

Member since 11/09

54915 total posts

Name:
..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



One year in elementary school DD had a party at Saf T Swim and she got $100 Toys r Us gift card from a girl she wasn't even that friendly with- just someone from her class.
I knew the parents had some money but we were floored!

Posted 10/26/22 9:09 AM
 

windyweather21
LIF Adult

Member since 3/21

6933 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



One year in elementary school DD had a party at Saf T Swim and she got $100 Toys r Us gift card from a girl she wasn't even that friendly with- just someone from her class.
I knew the parents had some money but we were floored!




I find that odd actually. Why would you spend so much for a classmate? It's not like we all live in Hollywood Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/26/22 9:36 AM
 

LuckyStar
LIF Adult

Member since 7/14

7271 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



OMG that is crazy. I must live in a poor area Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



Chat Icon I live in a super wealthy area and no one here is buying $100 gifts for a classmate. For a close friend, maybe, but everyone gives the same $30-50 toys from the local toy store.

I hope it freaking stays that way and I’m not shelling out hundreds of dollars a month on birthday gifts in a few years!

Posted 10/26/22 9:40 AM
 

NervousNell
Just another chapter in life..

Member since 11/09

54915 total posts

Name:
..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



One year in elementary school DD had a party at Saf T Swim and she got $100 Toys r Us gift card from a girl she wasn't even that friendly with- just someone from her class.
I knew the parents had some money but we were floored!




I find that odd actually. Why would you spend so much for a classmate? It's not like we all live in Hollywood Chat Icon Chat Icon



Honestly they were odd people if I'm being honest

Posted 10/26/22 10:01 AM
 

windyweather21
LIF Adult

Member since 3/21

6933 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



One year in elementary school DD had a party at Saf T Swim and she got $100 Toys r Us gift card from a girl she wasn't even that friendly with- just someone from her class.
I knew the parents had some money but we were floored!




I find that odd actually. Why would you spend so much for a classmate? It's not like we all live in Hollywood Chat Icon Chat Icon



Honestly they were odd people if I'm being honest



Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/26/22 10:08 AM
 

RainyDay
LIF Adult

Member since 6/15

3984 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



I live in a town where the kids all come from well off families and I refuse to be that parent that will come off looking cheap just because I didn't know better haha.

There is no way that I would be spending $ 100 on any of her friends.

But now based on thr majority of the answers I feel bad for giving the $40 because DD birthday is coming up and I hope they don't think we expect them to pay that much.

Message edited 10/26/2022 10:38:52 AM.

Posted 10/26/22 10:36 AM
 

lululu
LIF Adult

Member since 7/05

9507 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



I live in a town where the kids all come from well off families and I refuse to be that parent that will come off looking cheap just because I didn't know better haha.

There is no way that I would be spending $ 100 on any of her friends.

But now based on thr majority of the answers I feel bad for giving the $40 because DD birthday is coming up and I hope they don't think we expect them to pay that much.



I feel like as they get older party sizes get smaller and gifts get bigger. When they are 6 you are having a 20/25 kid party. At 12 it's more like 10/15 kids. I think that's part of the difference.

Posted 10/26/22 12:01 PM
 

hmm
Sweet

Member since 1/14

7978 total posts

Name:

Cash for 6 yo birthday

$10.00 thy are 6 yrs old

Posted 10/26/22 12:19 PM
 

windyweather21
LIF Adult

Member since 3/21

6933 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by lululu

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by lululu

I usually spend $50 but my kids are older (5th, 7th, 9th). That being said, my daughter had a birthday party last month and I would say most people were spending $75 and one person even gave her $100. My husband said that I should probably be reevaluating what I give because I probably look cheap!



I live in a town where the kids all come from well off families and I refuse to be that parent that will come off looking cheap just because I didn't know better haha.

There is no way that I would be spending $ 100 on any of her friends.

But now based on thr majority of the answers I feel bad for giving the $40 because DD birthday is coming up and I hope they don't think we expect them to pay that much.



I feel like as they get older party sizes get smaller and gifts get bigger. When they are 6 you are having a 20/25 kid party. At 12 it's more like 10/15 kids. I think that's part of the difference.



Even at Sweet 16's I don't think we were giving more than $25-$30 for a classmate/friend.

Heck, for friends now the most I have ever given was $50 and that was when they turned 50.

Message edited 10/26/2022 12:21:17 PM.

Posted 10/26/22 12:20 PM
 

lululu
LIF Adult

Member since 7/05

9507 total posts

Name:

Re: Cash for 6 yo birthday

Posted by hmm

$10.00 thy are 6 yrs old



I remember $10 being the standard when I was a kid in 4th or 5th grade and that was 1985. There were some big spenders that gave $20 and that was like hitting the jackpot!

Posted 10/26/22 1:15 PM
 
Pages: [1] 2 3 4
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
Question about birthday invites for a combined birthday party jprimrose 9/13/11 5 Parenting
Cash "Prizes" at Birthday Parties: Is this the NORM?? HoneyBadger 9/12/12 11 Parenting
NFR Birthday list. Tany 5/13/05 117 Families Helping Families ™
Happy Birthday Joey and I am going to chuck e cheese MamaNDaddyof3 5/11/05 15 Families Helping Families ™
Happy birthday Dawn(lvsdolphins) luvsbob4603 5/10/05 5 Families Helping Families ™
Happy Birthday Chewie! KaRiSsA 5/10/05 26 Pets
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 154044 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows