(Closed) How much do you spend when buying a birthday gift?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How much for a birthday gift?
    $10 : (0 votes)
    $20-$30 : (28 votes)
    88 %
    $40-$50 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $50+ : (0 votes)
    $100+ : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I make something : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    78 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m pretty conservative when buying gifts for friends and try to keep it around, but not much more than $30. With family/ SO  its usually $50-$120.

    Post # 4
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hm, my vote would’ve been $15, but there was no option so I chose $20-30.  $20 would be the max.

    Post # 5
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s rare that I buy birthday gifts for anybody but my best friends or family, but if I get together with somebody for their birthday I might pick up a bottle of wine or some flowers, or pick up he tab for lunch or drinks but usually in the $20.00 range. 

    Post # 6
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It really depends on how close the friend is to me. If they’re really close I will spend whatever it takes to get them something amazing…but that’s only like 3 people. Most friends will get a smaller gift. Especially because lots of my friends are still in grad school, I wouldn’t want to make them feel guilty if they couldn’t afford to reciprocate on my birthday. 

    Post # 7
    2605 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I send cards, but otherwise, I pretty much stopped buying friends gifts unless 

    a) we’re really really close AND

    b) it’s a milestone year (30, for example)


    c) friend had a big party (in which case, the “gift” would probably be a bottle of wine and a card)


    Part of this is because between the weddings and the baby gifts, I’m sort of tapped out. 

    Post # 8
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I rarely buy birthday gifts for nonfamily. Usually I take friends out for dinner and drinks.

    Post # 9
    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    It really depends on how close I am to the person. My group of friends and I usually settle on a limit though, usually no more than $40. But I have gone over a little for my best friend if I knew it was something she really wanted or needed.

    Post # 10
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Probably in the $20-$30 range.  Although we don’t often do birthday gifts for friends.  We just take them out to a nice dinner/drinks or something.

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