Monetary gifts are pretty common in Singapore and certain parts of the world, where we would gift money to congratulatory parties, mainly celebratory occasions, such as weddings, baby showers, housewarmings, etc.

In fact, it is also an easy (and lazy) way to prepare a gift, as you do not need to think about what to get for them, nor spend the time to shop for it. Let’s face it, I am sure many of us have encountered numerous occasions where we are lost on the selection of a gift.  And also, consider the possibility that the gift you were thinking of getting might be something that they already have.

Monetary gifts on the contrary, is pragmatic. 

And personally, I prefer monetary gifts too.

The tricky part however, is the amount to gift.

In a previous post, I had discuss about wedding red packets and the general expected remuneration based on …