Most schools have an unspoken rule about his much is spent on presents. Do you know parents in higher years who may be able to tell you? I would think that £20 is fairly reasonable but I really have no idea.
Omg, £20?!!! I have two primary age children and a pre schooler. I bulk buy bargains for this purpose when I see them in sales and have a present box for parties. I spend no more than £5 per present. Would literally break the bank to spend any more the amount of parties they all go to! Bookpeople is good for bargains... Lift the flap Usborne science/space etc books from there usually go down well.
Thanks! I don't know anyone with older kids and tomorrow's the last day before half term (party is Tuesday) but I'll try and ask around and see what people think. I thought £5-£10 would be reasonable, so glad that's the general consensus and that Lego would be the best bet
Def £5-10 at that age, I used to set myself a £5 challenge and lookout for things in the sale. Sometimes I even re-gift (shock horror). Have 3 dds 4 6 and 9 so we've been to hundreds of parties and hosted 19 ourselves. £15-20 for close friends of my 9yr old Dd.