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OT High School Graduation gift amount?

Haven't been to one in a long time we would be giving money.  The graduate is my 2nd cousin.   My cousin her mom is having it catered  under a tent very fancy from what she said.  We were thinking $50.  For family weddings we usually do $100 or $150 depending on how close website to,them as you aren't always close to all realities.  Hence the saying"you can choose your friends, but your stuck with you family". Lol

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

$50 sounds good.  I'm not sure how "fancy" the party will be but with a catered meal and with two of us going, I'd probably give $100.

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

2nd cousin?

 I don't even know mine.

Give what you can afford.

 

50 or  under.

 

 

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

$50 sounds fine. The gift should not be based on the cost of the party, give from the heart.

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

$50 sounds fine.

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

I think your "gift" should cover both your meals, and the graduation gift...thinking at least $100...

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

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@AKgirl wrote:

I think your "gift" should cover both your meals, and the graduation gift...thinking at least $100...


 

I have never heard of the "cover your meals" until I started posting here, way back when.

Crazy talk. (not you, just the idea)

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?

I sent $100 to a nephew whose party I could't attend.  Gave $200 to a closer relative, whose party I did go to...and the parents went all out.  A great meal and a nice night.

 

Yes, it does matter if you're close to the graduate, and can attend the festivities.

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?


@missy1 wrote:

@AKgirl wrote:

I think your "gift" should cover both your meals, and the graduation gift...thinking at least $100...


 

I have never heard of the "cover your meals" until I started posting here, way back when.

Crazy talk. (not you, just the idea)


This was back in 70's, but my dad would always say you've got to at least cover your dinner(s) plus the gift...just how we rolled, and I do the sameSmiley Happy

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Re: OT High School Graduation gift amount?


@AKgirl wrote:

@missy1 wrote:

@AKgirl wrote:

I think your "gift" should cover both your meals, and the graduation gift...thinking at least $100...


 

I have never heard of the "cover your meals" until I started posting here, way back when.

Crazy talk. (not you, just the idea)


This was back in 70's, but my dad would always say you've got to at least cover your dinner(s) plus the gift...just how we rolled, and I do the sameSmiley Happy


My understanding is that this has always been the rule of thumb for wedding gifts.  I wouldn't consider the same for a HS graduation.  But then again, the HS graduation parties I've been to have all be at the family's home in the form of an open house.