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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Is $10.00 cash an acceptable gift for a boy turning 12?
post #2 of 21
Yeah...... That's fine... he's 12
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by hissy
Is $10.00 cash an acceptable gift for a boy turning 12?
I think so! if you were going to buy an item for him, what would you be looking to spend? that is usually my guide, but I think that is nice for that age
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by hissy
Is $10.00 cash an acceptable gift for a boy turning 12?
He'd probably rather have $20.00. Kids are very money savvy now-a-days.

I'm going to a 7 year olds birthday party this weekend, and I'm giving him 10.00. My nephew is 9, and he likes 20.00, but he is my relative. Sometimes, relatives expect more!
post #5 of 21
No, its not a good gift. $20 is a good gift. At least, thats how we work it down here.
post #6 of 21
I am not really sure what these kids want these days.. You also have to look at the family he is in. I think its fine to get $10.
I got $10 AUD from some friends for my birthday untill i was 15. i didnt expect anything more.
post #7 of 21
$10 dollars will keep from spoiling him. He could buy a couple of packs of Yu-Gi-Oh cards or something.
post #8 of 21
MA, my granny gave us $1 for each birthday year. So when I was $12 I got $13. When I reached 18 she adjusted for inflation for 18 years and I got something like $24.50
post #9 of 21
Within the past 5 or so years, my kids gave and received 10 bucks when invited to birthday parties, so I think it's reasonable.

On the other hand, a kid in the cafeteria the other morning at school said he got $20 from the tooth fairy! Geez, I remember getting a dime! (With that statement, I have officially turned into my parents.)
post #10 of 21
Heck, I'd be happy to get $10 nowadays!
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
Heck, I'd be happy to get $10 nowadays!
Here you go. Don't spend it all in one place.

post #12 of 21
Coolness! Think I'll go get some cat toys!
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
Coolness! Think I'll go get some cat toys!
Yeah and don't worry about the colour either when you try to spend it. It's because I spilt grape juice all over it.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Yeah and don't worry about the colour either when you try to spend it. It's because I spilt grape juice all over it.
In that case, it will go great with the couple of $1 bills I have that I spilled diet Sunkist on.......they're nice and orange!
post #15 of 21
I think it will be fine. This weekend we're going to an 11 year old's party and his Mom suggested we purchase a Bionicle, which can be purchased for under $10.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Within the past 5 or so years, my kids gave and received 10 bucks when invited to birthday parties, so I think it's reasonable.

On the other hand, a kid in the cafeteria the other morning at school said he got $20 from the tooth fairy! Geez, I remember getting a dime! (With that statement, I have officially turned into my parents.)
That makes two of us!

$10 seems reasonable. That's what my parents gave each of the twins, for their first birthday. Sam put it in the girls's piggy banks.
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, I remember getting a quarter a month a week for allowance and thinking I was rich! I will settle for the $10.00 hopefully he will just put it away in his piggy bank-
post #18 of 21
I think $10 is a little low, but from the numbers I'm seeing here my grandparents and parents are really nice! I've gotten about 100 bucks from either of them at every birthday I can remember. *shrugs* Interesting.... oh and by the way I'm still really poor

-Brandon
post #19 of 21
Just a thought... but could you get him a gift card to a store instead? I mean, for the same amount... not sure if that's an idea that could work... but it might make the dollar value less obvious or something?
post #20 of 21
I think money's always a good gift for kids, because they usually wind up getting it from more than one person. (at least my nieces and nephews do )
post #21 of 21
I'd be happy with $10!
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