(Closed) Baby's 1st Birthday: Monetary Gift for Education Fund

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always write a check for my neices and nephews in the card, and make sure mom/dad knows that it’s there.  I usually get a small token gift for the kids to have something to open (they’re a bit older though, so they get the opening presents more than 1 year old).  I typically just give whatever I budgeted to spend on their gift – probably $100 or so – in check form.

Post # 3
15144 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d do the same amount I’d otherwise spend on a physical gift, $50.

Post # 4
1513 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s a good idea. I give cash to the little ones so parents can buy something for the kids they may need but can’t afford.

Post # 6
5842 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d give $25-50. I don’t know if they set up a regular bank account or a 529 but my son’s 529 lets other people contribute directly to it.

Post # 7
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

you could do a savings bond too.  do people still do those?

Post # 9
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As parents who also don’t like clutter then having a gift, such as money, that we can put towards something else would be most welcomed!

Post # 10
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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lostinparadise19 :  If they have a savings account set up then I would for sure write a cheque.  Cash laying around is easy to accidentally spend and a cheque requires depositing it.  Not that I question your friends integrity, I just know that having cash in my wallet can be spent easily.  Just make it out to the child and spend whatever you would typically on a birthday gift.


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