Hi Liz, I haven't been to a wedding in ages. What's the going price of a gift these days? Also, as far as birthday gifts go, is it okay to send an "e-mail thank you" or should we still write out handwritten cards? Thanks. Keep up the good work!
I am a huge fan of a hand written thank you however, I believe an e-mail with a lot of thought and the same sentiment is certainly acceptable for a birthday thank you!
Far as weddings, they haven’t changed, nor really have the price of gifts, (other than inflation). This is a celebration that remains amazing and unchanging over time. My thought is that we should spend on a gift, with our affection and feelings for the couple as the true guide. This is a time in life when we are given such a great chance for success on a gift with a lot of thought. There are hundreds of ways to give wisdom and blessings for gifts. If one cannot afford something, they can easily put a thoughtful gift together and the couple is sure to like it. If you want to buy a needed item, a luxury item, all of it is welcome. Challenge yourself to spend what you want- while factoring in what you can afford.
The average amount spent for a wedding gift in the year 2010 was between 65.00 and 100.00. I state this because you asked, however, I firmly believe we should all do what our hearts say and our wallets can handle!!
Hope this helps,