What is a "small gift"?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: When you say a "small" gift, what price range do you normally mean?
    $5-10 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    $10-20 : (20 votes)
    27 %
    $20-50 : (46 votes)
    61 %
    $50-100 : (7 votes)
    9 %
    $100+ (please feel free to comment with specifics!) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 12
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - The Heathman Lodge (Vancouver)

    I think a “normal” gift for us would be $40-65, so small would be around $20

    Post # 13
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    20-30$ is considered small to us… 🙂

    Post # 3
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Around that 20-30 dollar range. Like a picture frame or something.

    Post # 4
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    As long it’s something they want, then it’s a good gift!  I generally consider a small gift anything under $50, and I wouldn’t really go below $20.  I think what you did sounds appropriate.

    Post # 5
    6447 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I honestly don’t think I would have sent a gift in this situation. However, when DH and I give a ‘small’ wedding gift we give $50. In other situations, like a birthday or Christmas, a ‘small’ gift to us is about $20. 

    I think those ‘odd’ things on a gift registry are usually very useful. I almost never think of the person who gifted us something just because I’m using it so I don’t think it matters too much. I can’t even remember who got us what except for ‘my’ keurig because I’m obsessed with it and a few personal things like my ring holder.


    Post # 6
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Under $30 is a small gift.  People give gifts out of a desire to give. The fact you sent him something will be very much appreciated I am sure. 

    Post # 7
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $50 for me but for everyone and their finances that could be a different amount

    Post # 8
    1648 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I’d consider something between $30-50 a small gift

    Post # 9
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    $50-75 from the two of us would be a suitable small gift.

    Post # 10
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I normally consider a “small” wedding gift something not less than $20 & not more than $30. We are fairly broke college students, so small to us really is SMALL lol. A normal wedding gift would be between $50 & $100.

    A “small” gift outside of weddings would normally be between $10-$20. A normal gift for an occasion like a birthday or Christmas, it would be at least a $20 gift, up to $50.


    Post # 11
    7179 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @bizzybethbee:  was it the amount of the gift or the actual gift you picked?  In theory, if it’s on the registry they either got cohersed into registering for it by the registry consultant, or really want what’s on there.  I’m sure the gesture will be appreciated – as most in the hive will attest to guests who didn’t bother to even bring a card with them.

    Post # 12
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My favorite thing on our registry is a $12 stool. So sad that I didn’t get it!

    I guess $15 constitutes as “a small something” in a circumstance such as you describe.

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