I think that the monetary value should not matter, but the thought behind it. I also think that the amount of money spent depends on how close you are to the person you are giving a birthday gift to. If you're in a tight financial spot, set a cap for yourself within a comfortable range for you and try to find something that will be meaningful within that price range. Sometime the simplest of cards mean more than diamonds if presented the right way. Good Luck!
I think it depends on the gift giver and the recipient on how much you should spend. Don't spend more than you can afford as often times homemade or thoughtful inexpensive gifts are every bit as welcome. A single rose won't break the bank, but it will be as welcome as jewels to some people. Not much better gift for a grandma from her grand child than a rose, even wild flowers have the same effect which won't cost you anything but the time it took to pick them. A gift from the heart is priceless.
My rule (although not always adhered to rigidly)
Family member or loved one
30% of a weeks salary
20% of a weeks salary
5% of a weeks salary
2% of a weeks salary
As others have said though its not the gift its the thought that counts.
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