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Ds was invited to another homeschool boy's birthday party. The problem is we don't really know the family- they just joined the group and we met for a casual park day few times. What do I get for a 13 year old?
I was thinking cash or gift card since it was Short notice and lack of knowledge of the person

Cash- always good they can do whatever they choose with it
Gift card would be a better option if we knew boy's specific interst which we don't since we just met them last month.
What are my options on this?
Thank you very much

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Do you want to encourage the friendship?  If so, I'd think about making a home made gift card for some kind of joint activity. (e.g. movies, laser tag, local water park).

 

If this kid is asking kids he just met at a park day for his birthday party, he's probably looking to form a friendship.

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Oh, I like the idea of a gift card for the boys to do something together!

 

While I understand the intention of this, personally I wouldn't give an activity specifically for the two boys together. A gift card large enough for him to include a friend of his choosing might be appropriate, but IMO if the intent is to include the giver in the activity, it could be seen as a gift with strings attached. 

 

I would only go this route with a friend we knew very, very well. If you want to arrange for the boys to get together, by all means do so, but I wouldn't make it a birthday gift. 

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agreed--

While I understand the intention of this, personally I wouldn't give an activity specifically for the two boys together. A gift card large enough for him to include a friend of his choosing might be appropriate, but IMO if the intent is to include the giver in the activity, it could be seen as a gift with strings attached. 

 

I would only go this route with a friend we knew very, very well. If you want to arrange for the boys to get together, by all means do so, but I wouldn't make it a birthday gift. 

 

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