Confirmation gifts are a way to show a child that you are proud of them. How much money you give should depend on how close you are to the child's family. A gift between $20 and $50 is considered appropriate in most cases. In general it is expected that a child's confirmation gift will be put into a piggy bank to be spent on something special when they are older. Confirmation ceremonies usually occur when a child is between seven and 16 years old.