(Closed) Cash gift for 3-year-old

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: What should we gift for the birthday party?
    $20 : (17 votes)
    18 %
    $15 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    $10 : (3 votes)
    3 %
    More (how much?) : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Don't give a three year old money for her birthday : (56 votes)
    58 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    6 %
    A pony. : (9 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wouldn’t give a three year old money.  Do you know what she likes?  If I did’t want a material thing I would giver her tickets to do something or to the children’s museum or a kid’s art class.  Something she is into.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    What about buying her a bond? If you buy a $50 savings bond, that’s around $25 right? That’s what I’d do. I think if you’re going to give cash, I’d give $50. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My daughter was four but got a $20 bill for Christmas and loved it. We started her with a piggy bank around 2 1/2 to get her used to the concept of money. When she got $20 we took her to the store a few days later and she was thrilled to be able to pick out more than one toy

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Money (and perhaps something from the dollar store, because 3 year olds DO like tangibles) is fine and a very practical gift. I have nieces and nephews, and I ALWAYS gave them money and something small. Right around the time they begin to know what money is, it gets fun. I always gave them the amount of their age, and each year they get excited to get the check from Aunt Skeptic because they know how much it’ll be and that it’s a little more each year.

    (The oldest is now in college — this is an increasingly large outlay!)

    ETA: I was a student (high school, college) through my nieces and nephews’ childhoods, so no one expected an enormous gift from me. I think you should give money commensurate with what you would have spent on a gift as an adult.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Hey, there’s an idea. How about a piggy bank with some cash.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How about some books?

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    I love the piggy bank idea with money. 

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Open a college fund at the bank for them and start it off.

    we did this for my niece and nephew and contribute frequently

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Open a college fund at the bank for them and start it off.

    we did this for my niece and nephew and contribute frequently

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    FH sends his neice and nephew one dollar for every year they’ve been alive. You could give her a piggy bank with $3 inside and let her or her parents put spare change in it. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wouldn’t give cash to a 3 year old. What about an experience instead?  Maybe tickets to the movies or a gc to get ice cream or something fun like that?

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    Take $25 and get a $50 bond instead if you want to do cash and a small gift to go along with it.  I hate when my kids get cash. I just take their money and put it in their savings account. I don’t give it to them to buy stuff. 

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    If youre good friends with the mother, maybe ask her for an idea? I wouldn’t give cash as a gift to a child that wasnt my own. 

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