how much do you spend on presents for your kids friends.

Canada
February 19, 2007 5:02pm CST
just wondering how much everyone spends on your children's friends presents when they go to birthday parties. i have one comming up for a 4 year old and i don't know what to get and how much to spend on other kids.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I usually don't spend too much. I spend $10-$15 per present.
@sizzle3000 (3038)
• United States
20 Feb 07
The gift would depend on how close my daughter was with the other child. If they were really good friends I would probably spend about $10.00. I like to shop after holidays and season end sales. I also stock up. One year I had several lovely sets of hair pieces for little girls. Another year I got a great price on makeup kits. These made great Christmas gifts for my daughters friends. I love to shop. Check online for closeouts sometimes you get lucky there. Once the friends get past ten or eleven then you go to buy more for the individual. Good luck.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I always spend $10. For some reason, the toys I find appropriate are $10! What's funny is at the last party I went to, the boy had tons of expensive presents-and guess what? He played with the $10 truck that I got him lol.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I try to spend around $10 for bday parties and all. I won't spend too much more than that. I usually go down the CLEARANCE aisles and find things there. We had 2 parties this last Saturday and I got one little girl a toy for $9.00 and the other one a toy that was regular $15.00 marked down to $5.00. I am a bargain shopper! LOL
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Well a good measuring tool is how much they spent on your kid's birthday. If they never went, or something like that then it's best to keep it a little less then 20 bucks. So like 10 or 15 dollars for a toy, you can get a cool action figure for around 8 bucks at target or walmart.
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• Canada
19 Feb 07
thanks, we haven't had her friends over for a party yet. and this will be her first party to go to.
• United States
21 Feb 07
$5-$10 at the most. A card with money or certificates to the movies or fast food restaurant are great too. Kids this age like to play growwn-up by paying with their own "money".
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I usually spend $15-20 depending on how much extra money we have at the time!! I would let your daughter go to the store and help pick out something she thinks the other kid would like, I always let my daughter do that. And if it is something too expensive I tell her that we are not going to get somthing that cost that much money. I am honest about it.
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