My niece's graduation gift

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  1. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Her gift sill be in the form of a check.

    What is the going rate for a high school graduation gift?

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  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Umm...why is this in the PRSI?

    I'd say $50 though.
     
  3. bruinsrme thread starter macrumors 601

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    Just walked in from a long 13 hour shift and I am drifting in and out trying to watch the game I missed while my parrot is yelling at me because she likes her eggs scrambled not hard boiled.

    $50? Damn I was thinking on the lines of $200.
     
  4. iStudentUK, Jun 2, 2011
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    Well I'll tailor my response to the forum we are in...

    What the hell kind of offensive/racist/biased question is this? Do you know how many nieces never get to graduate at all due to politics/discrimination/republicans/global warming and you are worrying about how much to spend?! This is typical of you rich/religious/right-wing/conservative people! I mean really, there are children/animals/trees that need your help.


    EDIT- I should probably say that $200 is fine, but less will still be ok. $100 would do I'd say. Depends on how generous you want to be! If she graduates from Harvard in the future then that probably deserves more!
     
  5. Chundles, Jun 2, 2011
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    You don't graduate from High School. You matriculate.

    You graduate from university.

    This is obviously yet another attempt by the left-wing nut jobs hand-in-hand with the right wing loonies to make everyone feel special. Oh? Finished 2nd grade? Here's a graduation ceremony for you, have a cap and gown. Finished 3rd grade? Another cap and gown.

    It's not graduating unless you're getting some letters at the end of your name.

    Something something gay agenda something something jesus.

    So, to answer your question. If you're a "favourite" uncle, $200, if you're a "cool" but not "favourite" uncle $100. If you're getting a handshake and an awkward kiss of the cheek hello rather than a big hug $50.

    If she forgot your name, hey, go buy yourself something nice with your money.
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    In accordance with most of her generation, I'm sure she'll feel it is more than you actually end up giving her.
     
  7. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    This is acutally a good question as my Neice graduates in a week and I need to get her a gift. In a perfect world I could hand her a box containing a MacBook, but since I don't live in that world, and for sure I am considered the "cool & favorite uncle" I will be going with the $200.
     
  8. IntelliUser macrumors 6502

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    Think about what she'd want to buy, calculate the cost, divide it by two (half should be from the parents), then divide it by the number uncles and aunts she has. Take into account a margin of error and stinginess.

    Give her 100% of it if her GPA is equivalent to an A, 80% to a B, 60% to a C. I'll stop there.

    Inspired by the US Tax Code.
     
  9. bruinsrme thread starter macrumors 601

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    $200 looks to be the answer.

    Thanks everyone.

    Btw great responses, :cool:
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Wow- how times have changed. $200? Are you serious? Wow- can you be my uncle? I'll go back to school and graduate all over again. ;)
     
  11. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Set up a savings account for her and tell her to always put about 5 or 10% of whatever money she earns during college. She'll thank you later.
     
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think people here are being overly generous, when I graduated 2 years ago I think the average amount was closer to $50 with a couple people giving $100. I don't think anyone gave $200.
     
  13. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    Face it guys......anyone who gives a parrot hard boiled eggs instead of scrambled should probably be expected to be overly generous to a niece

    Maybe $400 would make up for the snafu with the eggs? :p
     
  14. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You could give what my uncles and aunts gave me ... nuttin'.

    And that's the same thing i gave my nieces and nephews.

    A hug, however, is always nice.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    See- that's what I thought. I think $50 is plenty as well.
     
  16. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Turns out the OP was right to put this in PRSI. Looks like a big argument is brewing... :D
     
  17. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I am against the culture of gift giving that we have established in today's society. I cannot stand when there is an event or occasion that socially requires one to give a gift.
     
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    I graduated from high school 5 years ago--I think most of my cash gifts fell between $25 and $250, though I got $500 from the owner of my mom's company. :)
     
  20. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    When I graduated from high school 3 years ago my uncle payed for the chicken to be BBQed.
     
  21. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Excellence should be rewarded.

    If she did well, give as much as you want.

    If she was lacklustre, $50 sounds good to me.

    My Sister's kids, or their kids, got nothing, but I did pay for the MCAT prep for one deserving grand-niece.

    I heard moans and groans about "treating them all equally", but piss on that. I don't believe it that crap, when effort is involved..
     
  22. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    The only thing I ever got from my uncles were late night visits to my bedroom :(

    Yes, they'd hate my ukulele practice that I'd do at 1AM regularly every night and would come upstairs to tell me to turn off the "awful racket".

    Sigh... mammaries
     
  23. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    If I get invited to a friends son or daughters graduation party I give $40 or $50. But for FAMILY, a niece or nephew?? Gotta start at $100 and add on to that based on "coolness" and "friends" factor.

    My nephew I hardly know who lives in another state I've meet 3 or 4 times got $100. The niece that lives 5 minutes away, that I watched grow, gets $200 minimum.
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I guess if you've got it to give, go ahead.
     
  25. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    There shouldn't be a set dollar figure for each relation you have (what, are nieces worth $200, cousins $100 and distant $25??).

    I think you should give according to your means and based on how well you know the person. If she doesn't bother to ever talk to you, then I think she probably isn't as close to you as other family members. On the other hand if she does get along with you and you know her well, then obviously the scale tips the other way.

    Since you bothered asking, I'm going to guess you don't know her well at all...
     

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