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Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?

A quarter of children surveyed received more than €800.

CHILDREN MAKING THEIR their First Holy Communion receive an average of €617 in cash from family, neighbours and friends, while parents are spending around €929 on the big day. 

This is according to a recent survey by Ulster Bank which also found that a quarter of children received more than €800.

The survey of 175 parents noted that four in five children put some of the money into a savings account but the most likely purchases with the money are toys, clothes and computer games.

Is this an appropriate way to mark a big day in the child’s life? Or is it too much?

We’re asking today: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?


Poll Results:

€20 or under (3945)
€21 - €49 (3409)
€50 - €99 (2177)
No present or money (734)
A present instead of money (660)
€100 + (433)






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