What is An Appropriate Bar Mitzvah Gift?

When choosing a Bar Mitzvah gift, think of it the same way you would a birthday gift. If a child is invited they usually give an actual material gift while adults give money. Customarily money is given in multiples of 18 such as $18, $36, and so on. Only give presents (money or material gifts) at the reception, not at the temple because it is viewed as bad luck. For more information look here: