How much money would you spend for a Christmas gift for online friends?

United States
November 29, 2007 10:56pm CST
This past few years, I've been lucky to make several wonderful friends online. And, this year,we're exchanging Christmas gifts for the first time. And, I'm not sure what type of gift is appropriate to send someone that you have never met face to face and have only spoken with online? Would you buy that person jewelry or fragrance or a mug? I think of these people as my real life friends, so maybe I should just buy them a gift that I would purchase for a friend that lived in my neighborhood. What do you think? What type of gift would be appropriate? Should I just send a gift certificate?
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4 responses
• United States
1 Dec 07
Well, I think it really depends on how well you know them and how comfortable you are in the friendship before you actually consider getting them anything. Then, if you know them well enough, I'd say that getting them something that they really like would be nice. Heck, I think even making some sort of homemade food would be a nice gesture, especially if you know they'd appreciate it. I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a gift unless I had really known them in person for some time after meeting them online.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
30 Nov 07
I have a few friends like this myself. I have mainly sent cards to most of them. it seems simple and most of the time they are happy with it.
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
for me the best gift is a simple greeting card. i will give him or her a christmas card,even i didnt saw him or her already.i think christmas card is good to give in christmas season, it means i remember her or him in time of christmas.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
30 Nov 07
If you haven't set a price limit, then it's up to you on what you think it's appropriate. But usually for ANY friend I spend any where between $25 and $50. Like I said, it depends on what YOU think is appropriate. I wouldn't send a gift certificate, just because in my opinion (unless they asked for it) is impersonal, but at the same time I wouldn't send them jewelry or fragrances. I think a good gift is usually something you know they would use, like and a rob, or jammis, or something for the house, like a nice Mikasa vase or dish. I really do think it all depends on your relationship. Good luck finding that great gift.