What is a good gift idea for a girl's bat mitzvah?

  1. wordscribe43 profile image89
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    What is a good gift idea for a girl's bat mitzvah?

    My daughter is attending a bat mitzvah and I'm looking for gift ideas.  Any ideas?  I've heard some people give money, is this appropriate?

  2. Brainy Bunny profile image94
    Brainy Bunnyposted 6 years ago

    Yes, money is an appropriate gift for a bat mitzvah, but unfortunately I can't give you a dollar amount to shoot for. It varies according to how close you are to the family, how long you've known them, and so forth. If you decide to give a money gift, it is common to give multiples of $18 (like $36, $54, etc.) because the number 18 represents "life" in Jewish tradition.

    If you're uncomfortable giving money, jewelry is another common bat mitzvah gift. A classic silver bracelet or earrings makes a wonderful gift that can last a lifetime. In fact, I still have several pieces of jewelry that I received as bat mitzvah gifts 20+ years ago that I still wear on occasion, and plan to pass on to my daughter in a few years when it's her turn.

    It used to be common to give savings bonds, but I think that with interest rates the way they are, that's not a popular option any longer.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image89
      wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Brainy Bunny.  I did some research and learned about the multiples of $18.  We decided to give her $54.  The Bat Mitzvah was soooo interesting and beautiful this morning.  My daughter was completely enamored.  Off to the Masquerade Ball!

 
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