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How much money should I give my brother for his belated birthday?

Asked by Palindrome (1084points) March 18th, 2011

So I didn’t really get anything for my brother’s 20th birthday. I mean I feel bad because I know it’s the thought that counts. I didn’t illustrate my birthday wishes to him except for a happy b-day message on facebook. I’m not working so I don’t have money coming into my pocket. I have money left over from my birthday ($40) and that’s all I have. I thought he would kind of forget, but he just brought up the fact that I didn’t get him anything for his birthday. He’s working and has a job. His birthday was March 7th. Do I give him the $40 dollars that I have? Or should I just give him a happy belated card? Or both? Or any other suggestions?

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chyna's avatar

My suggestion is you don’t have any money, give him a card with a lottery ticket.

cak's avatar

I second @chyna‘s idea.

Let’s face it, times are a bit tough. Right him a silly note, tell him the most memorable moments with him. Make it a little more personal. Maybe that will help, too.

Pandora's avatar

Ask him for a loan and then give him that money in the card. :P

cak's avatar

@Pandora I’m almost certain my sister borrowed money from me, many years ago, to buy my birthday present!

john65pennington's avatar

His birthday is March 7th? Today is March 18th.

Your are a little late.

Split the difference and give him a dollar for each year of his birth or $20.00 and a belated birthday card.

He will love it and accept it, because it came from his sister.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I’d say he deserves a $20 for his 20th. No need to buy a card…make a silly one or make a belated b-day treat for him.

janbb's avatar

I think 29 would be right.

zendielacson's avatar

i think it’s not important on how much money you gave him but in simple effort making a personalized birthday card it would be more appreciated.

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