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Most gift-givers feel $50 to $100 is an appropriate amount to give for a high school or college graduate, according to a 2014 survey conducted by Investor Pulse. Of the people surveyed, 87 percent thought it was important to give graduating members of immediate family gifts for the occasion.

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Also of those surveyed, 49 percent felt giving gifts to close friends who were graduating was just as important. Make College Count says $20 to $50 is an appropriate amount to give to graduating relatives, and $15 to $50 is the right amount of cash to give to graduating friends. According to a graduation survey conducted in 2012, one-third of the 9,000 people surveyed said they expected to spend about $100 on a graduation gift that year.

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