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#1 fran123

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

I aim for $20. Sometimes its a bit more or a bit less. What is your budget?

#2 imamumto3

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

$20 for school friends.  closer friends maybe $25-$30 depending if I see something I know they would love or really want

#3 ChunkyChook

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

$20ish for most. $30-$40 for close/best friend.



#4 Always amazed!

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

$20 for school friends..
More for their close friends say anywhere between 20-$50 depending on childs interests

#5 KnightsofNi

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

$20 as a general rule.

#6 Shadowess

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

For 'run of the mill' friends, it's $15-20 (usually it's on sale, so it's actually 'worth' a bit more than I paid), and $20-25 for better friends.

It gets expensive, when you add it all up.



#7 libbylu

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Between $15 and $25 depending on how close.

#8 galba

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:07 PM


Nothing.  The kids have loads of friends but Christmas presents between friends are something that we've never encouraged.



#9 bryce's-mummy

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Same OP- we have a $20 budget. Sometimes it might hit $25 and sometimes $15.

#10 fran123

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

Just to specify I meant birthday presents (when they are invited to a birthday party). I don't buy Xmas presents for my childrens friends. original.gif



#11 Propaganda

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Somewhere around $20.

#12 frozie

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Generally around $20..

although I do have a 'stash' of presents that I have bought on sale during the year that we generally grab one from.  Most of it is Lego so a safe present to give.. LOL

#13 bakesgirls

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Generally around $20 but that can either be increased or decreased depending on how much I like the kid ph34r.gif

#14 Juliette3

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

Me around $20 too. If you don't mind me hijacking a little OP, my daughter is going to a party this weekend which is combined for two of her friends. Still $20+ for each friend, or slightly less each as it is only one party? What does everyone think?

#15 R2B2

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

$20-$30 for school friends
$50-$60 for family friends kids etc.

#16 seepi

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

I spend less than 20.00.

#17 Julie3Girls

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Casual friends, as in whole class party, around the $15 mark.
Closer friend, around the $20.

I DO make exceptions for their best friends, and will let them spend a little more, but it's not a case of spend $30 because it is the best friend, more a case of this is a gift that the friend would really like, and it's a little more than my normal limit, ok. But we still aim for around $20 mark.

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If you don't mind me hijacking a little OP, my daughter is going to a party this weekend which is combined for two of her friends. Still $20+ for each friend, or slightly less each as it is only one party? What does everyone think?

I'd still aim for my normal value, but might be swayed more to an item on sale (normally $20, but only going to cost me $15)

#18 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE (galba @ 20/11/2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nothing.  The kids have loads of friends but Christmas presents between friends are something that we've never encouraged.


Same here. We give presents to family only otherwise it would get totally out of hand. Now that DD is working full time she will be doing the friend gift thing herself this year.

#19 the.supers

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

I aim for never over $20 - more like $15 if I can manage it.  And I love to buy things on sale.

#20 Ianthe

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Around $20. Up to $30 if it is a special friend. Always at a discount so the value is better.

#21 harryboy

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Same as most it appears...$15 for class party, $20 for someone a bit more special.

#22 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

$15

#23 DS1979

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

Usually $20 max. Most of my friends have 2+ kids so it can get expensive throughout the year! I usually try to buy stuff on sale and just put it away for their bday/xmas. For school friends I try to spend a little bit less; with my son being in kindy we have been to over 10 parties this year as most kids will invite the whole class! Lucky Kmart has great gifts for cheap prices!

#24 Carmen02

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

usually $15-20. I did spend a bit more on a couple of friends as they have been friends for years and always insist on including sibling in with the party

#25 Oriental lily

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

I don't buy for friends children.

A limit needs to happen somewhere and I have such a huge family and a strict budget.

They might get a candy cane of the tree?

Lol.

Edited to say for birthdays I spend around 20. Less if I can get away with it.

Edited by Oriental lily, 21 November 2012 - 10:16 AM.





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