How much is an appropriate college graduation gift?
Hallmark study found the average monetary gift amounts: $25 is average for a close friend (or child of a close friend). 67% believe that $50 or more is appropriate for a close relative. $20 is the average for a not so close friend.
Should you give cash or check for graduation gift?
Leah Ingram, etiquette expert from GiftsandEtiquette.com, encourages people to simply give what they are comfortable giving. While writing a check for $20 may feel appropriate for some, while others may feel the need to send a larger amount because they are high earners or have a close relationship with the graduate.
Is $50 a good high school graduation gift?
According to savingadvice.com, good etiquette when it comes to grad gifts is $20 to 50 for high school grads you are not close with. They say $50 to $100 is a good amount for closer friends and family members.
Is it tacky to give cash for graduation?
Cash is always appreciated or a gift card. You can also give a gift if you know what they are going to be doing after graduation. If it’s someone who is graduating from high school, the minimum is $20-$25. If it’s a college graduate it’s around $50, Symington said.
Do you send thank you cards for graduation money?
Unlike weddings, where many of the gifts are for immediate use, thanking people for a gift of money is much more difficult, particularly when the recent grad is unsure of his or her plans for the money. Still, thank-you notes are a must for anyone who gives a gift of any kind, no exemptions.