(Closed) How little is too little to give as gift?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

$50 is fine. Anyone who complains or judges you for that is just an a-hole.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissBabeski: I think it is fine. I would be happy to receive that.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I don’t think $50 is too little; maybe you could get them a gift card and offer to come help them with their renovations one weekend? 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That is plenty.  I know when I was in college I actually went in together with someone for a $50 gift card so I don’t think its terrible.  Plus you are traveling to see them to be at their wedding!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For a couple that asked for no gifts I think thats fine. If you still feel uncomfortable what about the $50.00 gift card and then put something in the card about in leiu of a gift you’d like to help them with their basement such as painting or moving furniture.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I want you to know that we have struggled financially too and you will get past it ! That said, $ 50 is more than enough. A family of 5 gave us 5 bucks each for a total of $25 at our wedding. I still can’t get past that.

DISCLAIMER: I said that I still can’t get past that and I am not interested in what the etiquette police have to say about gift giving. My hubby is godfather to the child of one of the members of this family and even when we were eating spaghetti, bought him a $ 70 first year birthday present.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Nothing wrong at all with $50!  We have had some people give us $25 gift cards and gifts that are less then that and either it is the thought that matters. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MissBabeski:  You give the gift you can afford whether that’s just a congratulatory card, $50.00 or somethng else. 

We got several checks for $50 and several gifts that probably cost that or less and they were all wonderful and appreciated. 

Any bridal couple that thinks you “owe” them a certain amount (don’t get me started on couples who think guests are obligated to “cover their plate” *shudder*) are wrong and rude. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@lisa105: Give it up already ! WOW ! I think you are the one who is wrong and rude !

Wedding bee has become awful lately because of you !

Giving enough to cover one’s plate (and then some) is our tradition. I expected the same at my wedding. I guess I am wrong and rude ! YAY FOR ME !

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

NO gift is too small!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it’s a wonderful gift. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Actually, I have to agree with @lisa105: for once.

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