How much money do you spend on birthday party gifts? According to Today’s Parent...

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How much money do you spend on birthday party gifts? According to Today’s Parent http://www.todaysparent.com/kids/birthday-parties/birthday-party-etiquette/, the average is $20-25. Many parents choose to give gift cards instead of tangible presents. This idea alleviates many common concerns like duplication of gifts, size/fit, personal taste.

If you are giving a gift card here are some tips to remember:

1) Include the purchase receipt in case the card was not validated properly at the time of purchase.

2) Check the back of the gift card to ensure the activation code has not been scratched or altered in any way.

3) Check the activation cost. Some prepaid credit card gift cards charge a fee to the buyer on top of the face value of the card.

Ultimately, “it’s the thought that counts” when giving birthday party gifts. Whatever you gift, it will be appreciated.

What’s your strategy when buying gifts? Please share your ideas and advice with us.

Birthday party etiquette - Today's Parent

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