Q: What is an appropriate gift to give to a young man at his bar mitzvah? We are neighbors and have known him since he was little. Is money and a card appropriate?
A: Money and a card are an excellent Bar Mitzvah gift. Others could include a gift certificate to a store that carries items he could use for an interest or hobby, or one of those items if you know what he could use. But if you aren’t certain, money is always appreciated and often is given as a gift at a Bar Mitzvah.