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#1 wombat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

How much would you spend on a niece or nephews 21st birthday present? I'm thinking between $300-$400, but just curious as to what others spend/would spend.  

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#2 harryboy

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

$100 here!

#3 mindy05

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I've had 9 nieces and nephews turn 21 in the past 5 years. I'd be broke if I spent that much. I have bought all the nieces an evening bag, and the nephews a belt/ wallet set, or a hip flask. Spent about $50 on each.

#4 Super Cat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

$50-100.

#5 strawberrycakes

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

$50 - $100

#6 fooiesmum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Not a lot of help - would depend on my financial situation and on how many other relatives of around that age I had, but yes I would.

#7 peewee

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

I have one nephew and would probably spend around $200 on him.  He is only 2 now though so we'll see.

#8 katniss

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

About $100 depending on the situation at the time.

#9 Magnus

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

I think it would depend on how close we were. At the moment I'd only be about to spare about $50.

But if I was extremely well-off and I was very close to my niece or nephew, I might be very generous and put money towards a car or shout them an overseas airfare.

I don't have nieces or nephews yet as all my siblings are still fairly young. Some aunts or uncles are one of the most significant adults in the child's life and others are people who live interstate or overseas who you might see for Xmas every three or four years, so it's hard to give a definitive answer.

#10 MAGS24

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I wouldn't go over $50.

None of my Aunts and Uncles ever bothered about any of my birthdays and certainly not about my 21st and I don't understand why someone requires such an expensive present just because they are turning 21. I would think it is for their parents to spend money on them if they want their adult child to have an expensive present.



#11 KnightsofNi

Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

We would spend $100.


#12 BadCat

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

$100.



#13 ali27

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

I would say about $100, but it would be dependent on how many nieces and nephews I had, how close I was to them and my financial situation.

#14 Holidayromp

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

$50.00.  Why spend so much on a niece or nephew just because of a milestone birthday?  It is the parent's job to spend $$$ not everyone elses.

#15 OneProudMum

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 10/01/2013, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$50.00.  Why spend so much on a niece or nephew just because of a milestone birthday?  It is the parent's job to spend $$$ not everyone elses.


If you've got the money and you want to spend it then why not?

OP it would depend on our financial situation.

I generally spend about $50 on their birthdays as is so probably $100 - $200.

#16 mumto4boys

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Probably $200 - $400

I would want something that would be a keepsake/potential family heirloom. Something that they might not appreciate straight away but they will always look at and remember that it came from family.




I'm almost............omg...........insert really old age here, but I still have a few of my 21st birthday gifts. One is a lovely glass serving dish, probably on worth around $30, not at all fancy, but for some reason I've always loved it. I will probably cry when someone eventually drops it.

I guess I'm saying that whilst price would be a factor, the longevity of the gift would also be a factor for me. This could include an 'experience' type gift that would make long lasting memories.



#17 JustBeige

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

We are particularly close to our nieces so I would probably spend $100 - $200.   If she wanted something in particular and we could afford it, I would spend up to $400 I guess.  It would really depend on the 'want'.

#18 Chocolate Addict

Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

I spent $100 (actually gave her the cash). I am slack with birthday and Christmas presents but not made of money. Her birthday (not 21st) is today! lol so money is usually tight.

I think $100 is fine.

For her 18th my mother and I paid her air fares to come visit us from interstate. original.gif

#19 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

$100-$150.

#20 No girls here

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

I would do around $50 I think.  Definitely no more than $100.

#21 Chelli

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

It would be $50-$100 here

#22 vanessa71

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I would probably spend $100-$150.

OP, I wish my aunt was as generous as you, but all she bothered to give me was a $10 t shirt style nightie.

Edited by vanessa71, 10 January 2013 - 08:33 PM.


#23 tickledpink72

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (Ferdinand @ 10/01/2013, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
21 isn't a milestone birthday in Australia.


Since when??  Of course its a milestone birthday.

I would spend around $100.


#24 Lyn29

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 03:00 PM.


#25 Funwith3

Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

I can't understand why you would need to spend $300-$400 ...after all, it is just another birthday. But each to their own. I have spent no more than $50 on my nieces and nephew's 21st birthday presents.




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