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How much to spend on wedding gifts? Several years post MBA, have like 6 weddings coming up... closeness range from 'I got in off the wedding waitlist' to 'known him since I was 2' - $2-300? (Just me)

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Very close friend— up to $500 everyone else no more than $250

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The “rule of thumb” is min the cost to invite you (open bar, dinner, etc.) so would agree that $200-300 is totally acceptable. For destination weddings, usually I’ve seen a much smaller gift given the additional costs for travel, lodging, etc.

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If you have to travel far and/or pay for hotels and stuff, less. If they are paying for your lodgings, more.
As a general rule of thumb, estimate how much they have spent on you (food, drink, venue, whatever) and go from there. If they’re a very close friend, add another 25% on top.

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$888 for close friend.

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