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Since this is my first time participating...
QUESTION:

My match has "wished" for items that range in price from under $20 to over $300.

What is the consensus on what is appropriate to spend? IMO the "$20 minimum" is far too vague.

I'm not hung up at all on the "value" of the gift I'll receive; my concern is that I spend X-number-of-dollars and "offend/frustrate" the receiver... if that makes sense...?
 

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Since this is my first time participating...
QUESTION:

My match has "wished" for items that range in price from under $20 to over $300.

What is the consensus on what is appropriate to spend? IMO the "$20 minimum" is far too vague.

I'm not hung up at all on the "value" of the gift I'll receive; my concern is that I spend X-number-of-dollars and "offend/frustrate" the receiver... if that makes sense...?
I agree that it's a bit awkward. If you look at the thread from last years exchange it will give you an idea of the gifts that were sent. There was a huge range in dollar value. I think most people just give what they can depending on their personal situation. But, I don't think anyone should expect more than the minimum, not everyone can afford to go all out. It's just supposed to be fun.
 
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I just went with what I could comfortably afford. My gift is more than the $20 minimum, but not like $300+.

I enjoy the giving more than receiving, so I am happy to only get a $20 gift, if that is what I get. That being said, my wish list has items ranging from $10 to more than $1,000.
 

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Is it best to check off the Wishlist items on Elfster or leave your giftee surprised?
 

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