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What's the going rate for confirmation money (Godchild)

  • 24-04-2013 10:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭Deskjockey


    Hi, realise this is one that has probably been done to death on here over the years, but what is the going rate for godchild dough? The godmother says she's giving €100 but it seems a bit over the top to me.

    Is €50 sufficient or am I just being a tightwad? Thinking we have given €200 as a wedding present (as a couple) before to different people so €100 seems like a lot for a kids confirmation

    Thanks


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,496 ✭✭✭Boombastic


    Prayer book and rosary beads


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,221 ✭✭✭NuckingFacker


    €100 if it's a Godchild, €50 for a niece/nephew and €20 for the scobie down the road who happens to be in the same class as your own kid. It was in that memo you got when you became a Godparent - didn't you read it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,414 ✭✭✭kraggy


    The country hasn't climbed back down from the ridiculous heights of the Celtic Tiger I see.

    Madness. And in most cases, hypocrisy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭Sergeant


    Give them nothing. Instead give them a stern lecture on the importance of budgeting and an appreciation of money.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,380 ✭✭✭✭Banjo String


    In before tree fiddy.


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  • Site Banned Posts: 85 ✭✭Fr_Fitzexactly


    €100 if it's a Godchild, €50 for a niece/nephew and €20 for the scobie down the road who happens to be in the same class as your own kid. It was in that memo you got when you became a Godparent - didn't you read it?

    We don't have "memo" over here. Round these parts if I want to tell someone a thing and they're not within roaring range I send a message in morse code using the throttle on the chainsaw while i'm cuttin a few blocks for the fire. This saves me the trouble of removing the ould Galaxy S3 from my pocket


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,319 ✭✭✭JustAThought


    E50 is generous and LODES

    Just
    Make sure it's in a cool card too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,205 ✭✭✭Gringo180


    A card with 2 all cash scratch cards in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 ShinyHappy


    And communion????


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 75 ✭✭Jack Lumber


    A kick in the hole.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,221 ✭✭✭NuckingFacker


    We don't have "memo" over here. Round these parts if I want to tell someone a thing and they're not within roaring range I send a message in morse code using the throttle on the chainsaw while i'm cuttin a few blocks for the fire. This saves me the trouble of removing the ould Galaxy S3 from my pocket
    Thats Stihl a memo. Husqvarna give more than €50 to his Godchild. You only get to be a Godfather by splashing the cash.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,942 ✭✭✭missingtime


    Girlfriend had to hand over 50€ ****ing euros for one of these recently. An absolute joke imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,605 ✭✭✭irishgirl19


    100 euro is a bit much!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,327 ✭✭✭Madam_X


    Deskjockey wrote: »
    Is €50 sufficient or am I just being a tightwad?
    Tightwad? FFS no.

    What can you afford? If you want to exceed €50, €70/80 is extremely generous IMO. And a wedding gift, when the bride and groom have gone to a lot of expense, is hardly comparable to a present for a kid's confirmation.

    €100 is too much IMO. If a person can afford it and wants to give it to their godchild, fair enough, but I personally don't see the point. Pity there's the notion that there's a "going rate".

    Got £100+ in total for my confirmation in 1991. I loathe doing the "In my day..." thing like a woman of 70, and I know it's over two decades on, but I still can't help finding it absolutely staggering that it's deemed not particularly excessive for one gift to be €100 now. :eek:

    People have their pride, it isn't all about pressure, but a figure somewhere in the middle is plenty.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,221 ✭✭✭NuckingFacker


    kraggy wrote: »
    The country hasn't climbed back down from the ridiculous heights of the Celtic Tiger I see.

    Madness. And in most cases, hypocrisy.
    €100 excessive? Go on ya auld softie, you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,376 ✭✭✭Anyone


    SamHall wrote: »
    In before tree fiddy.


    Aww I was going to say "tree fiddy" :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,303 ✭✭✭fergiesfolly


    Daughters making her confirmation next week. I'll batter the godparents if they hand her €100.
    €20-€50 is loads.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 158 ✭✭sungear


    Girlfriend had to hand over 50€ ****ing euros for one of these recently. An absolute joke imo.

    why had to?
    If they were genuinely religious, I might consider it
    but if they weren't
    brush up on religion, ask a few questions, if they cant answer
    nothing

    The expectation of money at communion and confirmation should be discouraged, same as spending money on getting clothes for it, then it takes all the bother of that and the expense out of it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭colossus-x


    I'm really bitter that I only got 8 punts back in 1984 when my classmates boasted of getting over a ton. I lied and said I got 50. My nephew got 20 euro from me last week. I'm on the dole and would love it if someone would give me crisp blue 20 note.

    Can't believe ppl think there is a 'going rate' for these sorts of things. Makes everything feel so 'clinical' .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,644 ✭✭✭Tin Foil Hat


    Deskjockey wrote: »
    Hi, realise this is one that has probably been done to death on here over the years, but what is the going rate for godchild dough? The godmother says she's giving €100 but it seems a bit over the top to me.

    Is €50 sufficient or am I just being a tightwad? Thinking we have given €200 as a wedding present (as a couple) before to different people so €100 seems like a lot for a kids confirmation

    Thanks

    Give a copy of The God Delusion and tell them to stop bothering you with this bollox.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,351 ✭✭✭NegativeCreep


    A doll, a drum, a kick up the bum and a chase around the table.
    That's plenty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭DyldeBrill


    20-50 euro is more than enough!

    It depends on whether or not the kids a little fcuk


  • Site Banned Posts: 85 ✭✭Fr_Fitzexactly


    Thats Stihl a memo. Husqvarna give more than €50 to his Godchild. You only get to be a Godfather by splashing the cash.

    Surely sorting out a few lads who caused hassle to your godchild will buy you a lot more godfather cred than a few bits of paper. If I owned a chainsaw factory I'd be giving more than €50 as well. Or maybe just give them a chainsaw, learn them young, a nice light one to start them off


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,313 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    Totally ridiculous concept, major religious sacrament and people give money for it just because it's the done thing.


  • Site Banned Posts: 85 ✭✭Fr_Fitzexactly


    murpho999 wrote: »
    Totally ridiculous concept, major religious sacrament and people give money for it just because it's the done thing.

    Catholicism. Serious business


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,754 ✭✭✭Odysseus


    Give what you can afford, however, if you can give the 50 don't go over it. That is more than enough, however, posts like yours show the type of pressure than can be put of people around these events.

    My own view is not to hold out on the child, but you should not give more than you can afford and if that is a fiver, so be it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭efb


    €100


  • Administrators Posts: 13,413 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Big Bag of Chips


    I gave my Godson a watch for his confirmation. Less than €30! He was thrilled with it. His first "proper" watch - just in time for secondary school. I didn't include any cash!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,221 ✭✭✭NuckingFacker


    I gave my Godson a watch for his confirmation. Less than €30! He was thrilled with it. His first "proper" watch - just in time for secondary school. I didn't include any cash!
    "Yeah, thanks Unk BigBagofchips, I'm thrilled, so I am"






    "Did you see the shyte that Bigbagofchips gave our little Johnnie? The miserable b0llix"


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  • Administrators Posts: 13,413 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Big Bag of Chips


    He has no idea how much it cost - and his mother was with me and picked it out!!
    I got off light there!

    Had I been giving cash, I would have given €50!!

    (he got plenty of cash - he only got 1 watch!!)


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