My 12-year-old daughter will be attending at least a dozen of her classmates' Bar and Bat Mitzvahs this coming school year. Since her Bat Mitzvah is one of the later ones, I have no idea what kinds of gifts kids give each other. Any ideas on what is appropriate?
Thanks so much!
Dear Mitzvah Mom,
What a happy problem! I will tell you what I did when my son was a Bar Mitzvah. There were also 12 boys Bar Mitzvahed in the same year so the mothers and I got together and decided that each would get the same gift and we decided on a savings bond. At the end of the year each boy was richer by 12 bonds.
For a girl I would suggest a little piece of jewelry - maybe earrings or a thin little chain for her neck. Girls love jewelry. Do they have cell phones? Girls live to talk on phones. You could always buy a set of 2 or 3 tickets to a show so she can take her parents or 2 girlfriends. Or as we did - buy them each a savings bond for their futures. Good luck in whatever you decide.
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