Did you know that on parenting blogs and forums giving cash gifts to other children e.g. birthdays is a hotly debated question with no clear-cut answer.
Crisp $10, $20 or $50 in a birthday card may be a common and socially acceptable present for adults, but when it comes to kids, the etiquette is much murkier.
Giving a cash gift to a kid might say you don’t care for the kid enough to go out and try to figure out his personality so I won’t take the time and energy to get you a personal gift.
Another expert says it can be uncomfortable for the kids and parents if the cash gift is large and they feel as though they can never give an appropriate gift in return.
At Christmas I give my immediate adult family cash gifts hoping some of the money will trickle down to the kids. My conscience twinges a bit when I think writing cheques may be a lazy way of giving gifts. Can’t be bothered to go out and look for a personalized gift.
Is cash too tacky for a kid’s Christmas present?
What do you think?