How much for an 11 year old?

Hi

It's my niece's birthday next week (she will be 11 if you hadn't worked it out from the title :lolimage and I want to give her some money as she's saving up for a laptop.

She was always the only grandchild in the family and we used to be ridiculously generous (??50+) for each birthday / christmas. We had our lo this year and want to bring the present prices back to a reasonable amount as we don't want her parents to feel obliged to do the same to our lo but I am not sure what a reasonable amount is ... (I was thinking ??20 but then thought that was too tight, so thought ??30 but think that might be too much)

I know in the end it is what we can afford and what we are happy giving her but I just wanted your opinions please.

Thanks in advance

xx

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  • I would think ??20 or ??25 would be reasonable. ??50 is certainly a lot! Hope she has a lovely birthday. Ps I thought from title that this post was someone trying to auction off an 11 year old :lol: I thought maybe it had been one of those days hehe! xxx
  • As the wicked step-mother of an 11yo, I would agree that ??20/25 is more than enough for any child

    xx
  • Ha, ha - love it lea77. She's turned into a bit of a madam recently so I think her mum may well take offers ...

    Also thanks both for reassuring me that I am not being unduly tight!

    xx

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  • Wow..thats loads! I spend between ??10-15 on my related to me godkids although 13 is the last birthday we buy for in extended family - girl has just turned 11 and I'm spending ??25-30 on her only because I owe her for christmas too - i'm not horrid honest.. i was going to take her out but the place closed down.

    First nephew is due any time and other than being born presents I doubt we'll spend more than ??15-20 on any presents.
  • Wow..thats loads! I spend between ??10-15 on my related to me godkids although 13 is the last birthday we buy for in extended family - girl has just turned 11 and I'm spending ??25-30 on her only because I owe her for christmas too - i'm not horrid honest.. i was going to take her out but the place closed down.

    First nephew is due any time and other than being born presents I doubt we'll spend more than ??15-20 on any presents.
  • I've got my hands full with my 2 so I won't be bidding! :lol:

    xxx

  • LMAO - you don't want to bid on an 11 yo girl. It's all make-up and boys!!!!

    xx
  • I think ??20-25 is very generous! However, if she's used to getting ??50+, and is (like you say) becoming a bit of a madam, she might not think so - you know then best, but do you think it might be worth explaining to her mum first, so your niece can be briefed on manners when receiving a present, if necessary. Not that I think you should continue to give her ??50, but it might not have occurred to her!
  • hey babe i have a niece and nephew and i always spend 30 pound on christmas or birthdays for each of them. i spose its quite a ;ot but i spoilt them before having my own . my brother spoils daisy too now. its hard cus my niece and nephew are 6 and 13 and no exactly how much they are due to get lol and would asj the question why are they getting less. if mine asked me i would just say anuntie hasnt got as much money any more and has had to cut down on spending and they would accept this kids do x
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