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Old 05-14-2007, 08:17 PM
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This will be a 1st for us. A close friends daughter whom I've known since birth is graduating high school and will be attending Yale in the fall. My wife and I are clueless about what is an appropriate amount to give as a gift.
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I would give $100.
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i gave my niece a $100
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Dang I need to go back and graduate again.

Family, niece/nephew $50

Friend, depending on strength of friendship $20-$50
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If it makes you feel better, I got less than $100 total from all my relatives when I graduated high school and nothing when I graduated college.
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i'll go with the consensus for very close friends or family --> $100

when our babysitter of 3 years graduated last year, we gave her $50...or about what she'd make on a saturday night watching two kids. doesn't seem quite enough when i put in perspective.
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The consensious seems to be about a 100. I'm surprized, I was thinking more like 250.
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Yesterday and today, I gave my back and hauled her Uhaul trailer 3 hours. I'm figuring after gas and the pain I'll inevitably have tomorrow, that's prob around $250.
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We give most friends kids $25 for high school gradutation

If they are very close $50

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FASTFJR - 5/14/2007 8:37 PM

The consensious seems to be about a 100. I'm surprized, I was thinking more like 250.
well, of course, more is better! if you can do it without busting your budget, then go for it.
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I would be inclined to give a larger amount if the graduate had a plan or goal as to where the money is going.
Not just to have cash on hand.

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Give as much as you love her and can afford......
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Man I must live in the stone ages.......I've never heard of such a thing!
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Toss her $100. Tell her you'll double it if she'll
introduce you to some of her new friends.
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I am spoiling my grandkids at $200 a pop.......and I still have 2 to go with the precedent now set.

College they get $500, married $500.

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Wet-n-Wiley - 5/14/2007 9:54 PM

I would be inclined to give a larger amount if the graduate had a plan or goal as to where the money is going.
Not just to have cash on hand.
With the price of Yale, every penny she has is going to school. Even after getting a perfect SAT score and leaving highschool with a 4.0 Yale is only picking up 6K.
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100 But these things vary with local and family custom. We gave a catered (And no one knew it was going to be a large catered event) outdoor party for my girls - the average gift was $50. $100 from closest friends and family that could afford it. Many older people and some cousins with tight finances gave 10 or 20 or a lottery ticket or small gift. We absolutely stated on the invitation that it was a simply our celebration and no gifts were required or expected.

If she is going to Yale the family probably has big bucks - I would guess a Grady White at least.....
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For close friends and family

High School = $500.00

College = $1,000.00
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$30,000












At least that is what my daughter's graduation (Saturday) is going to cost me. I promised her a new car if she obtained a scholarship....and she did just that so I am actually saving money by purchasing the car (how do you like that rationalization).


FWIW - I asked my wife what she sends and she said........

Kid's of friends - $250 to $500 (depends how close we are to the graduate)

Nieces and Nephews - $500 to $1,000 (depends if they are good kids or boneheads)

Personally....I think $100 to $200 is more than enough........I received $0 when I left high school.


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Tireless - 5/15/2007 8:26 AM

........I received $0 when I left high school.


It's alright big guy...you've done well in life with just that GED.





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