How Much Should I Give?

Here's something you'll rarely, if ever, get to see: the actual amounts actual people gave for an actual B Mitzvah. It's an annotated list: who gave what to the B Mitzvah child, their relationship to the B Mitzvah child and/or family. DNA = Did not attend.


ANATOMY OF A REAL GIFT LIST
Connection to B Mitzvah child Amount
Grandparents $1,000
Grandfather $1,000
Aunt and Uncle $500
Aunt and Uncle + 3 children $150
Aunt and Uncle + 1 child $500 savings bond
Parent's Aunt and Uncle $150
Parent's Aunt $200
Parent's Aunt and Uncle DNA) $50
Parent's cousin $250 store gift card
Parent's Aunts $300
Grandparent's Sibling $150
Grandparent's Cousins $250
Grandparent's Cousins $200
Grandparent's Cousins $180
Grandparent's Cousins (DNA) $50
Grandparent's Cousins Watch
Grandparent's Friends $200
Grandparent's Friends $200
Grandparent's Friends $150
Grandparent's Friends $100
Grandparent's Friends Books
Parent's Friends $150
Parent's Aunt and Uncle $300
Parent's Cousins + 2 children $400
Parent's Cousins + 1 child $250
Parent's Cousins + 2 children $250
Parent's Cousin $118
Parent's Friends + 1 child $150
Parent's Friends + 1 child $100
Parent's Friends + 2 children $180
Parent's Friends + 2 children $200
Parent's Friends + 3 children $200
Parent's Friends + 1 child $200
Parent's Friends + 1 child $100
Parent's Friend $100
Parent's Friend $100
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 1) $100
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 1) $90
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 2) $75
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 6 incl. 2 DNA) $72
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 6) $54
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 5) $50
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (x 4) $36
B Mitzvah Child's Friend (DNA) $18



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