(Closed) How much would you spend on a gift for a distant relative?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: how much would you spend?
    $20 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $40 : (11 votes)
    23 %
    $60 : (15 votes)
    32 %
    $80 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $100 : (13 votes)
    28 %
    $120 : (0 votes)
    $140 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $160 : (0 votes)
    $180 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    are you going alone or with your SO?

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    How much do you normally spend on someone you’re close to?

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    For someone I’m not close to, we usually do something in the $50-$75 range, depending on how we’re doing financially, and if we had to travel a lot to get there. If there was no travel involved, we might spend up to $100.

    It just really depends.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d probably spend $50. Thats my generic wedding gift amount.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    if a distant relative/friend I said $60 total for both you and your fiance.  when it’s a good friend/close relative I do spend more like $75-100.  But I just don’t have it in my budget to spend a lot for wedding gifts, and everyone I know is getting married right now.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d probably spend between $75-100.  If it were a shower gift, I’d spend $50.  That isn’t even based on the fact that he’s ‘a cousin’, its just the standard amount I’d spend on a gift for someone, that I don’t know all that well.  Even to me it seems like a lot.  Maybe I’m hoping that karma will hook me up when my time comes?  Just kidding… kinda.  But seriously, I spend that amount because its a wedding, and I know they’ve been spending a lot for the event. 

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    $40-$60. I have issues spending money on people I don’t spend time with and love dearly family or not. I’d pick something generic out or a GC.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i think it also depends on how much you give to people you ARE close to.  If you give, lets say $300 for you and your Fiance to a close person, obviously your gift to a distant person will be different from someone who gives $75 to a close person.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I always give $200 for the two of us and more depending on how close I am with that person. I would also try to think of what a standard gift is in your circle. I know how much people get for gifts around here because my brother and best friend just had weddings. $200 is standard. I think you need to give at least $75 per person, but that’s just me.

    How do you think your guest would give you for your wedding? With the amount that you are spending, how would you feel if someone gave you $60 for two people?

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    $60 for 2 people is fine, people should be thankful for what they get.  Some people can’t afford to spend $200, and that’s fine.  I know when I get married my FI’s family won’t be able to afford much and some members of his family will struggle to be able give a $10 gift card.  You can’t ask people to go into debt for you.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I say 60-80

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I agree, depending on the relative in question, and obviously what’s on his or her registry, plus a few other factors, I’d stick to the $40 – $60 range, probably settling around $50.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I must be cheap- or maybe it’s because I have a lot of relatives… for a distant relative I don’t really see, some kid who has been a turkey around me all their lives- a $30 platter would work well for me.  For a beloved niece, the sky’s the limit. 

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