Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Graduation gift

I have a relative graduating with honors from a prestigious university.  I received the graduation announcement yesterday (it's out of state) so of course will not be going, but feel I should send a gift. Monetary would be best, I'm sure.  But, I feel any amount I could send (even an amount that is really more than my usual gift giving budget) will seem paltry.  The graduate will have no student loans and upon graduating is stepping into a high paying job with a starting salary more than I'll ever make!  It's not like they are a struggling student, now with student loans to pay and an entry level paying job to get out there and find.  I hate trying to figure these types of things out!

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  1. Well, don't base your gift on what they will have. Even if you can only afford a $20 giftcard to someplace, it will hopefully be the thought that counts.

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    1. I know, you are correct. It just seems silly to be sending money as a gift to someone who will soon have lots of it, LOL. But, as far as a physical gift, I'd really have no idea what to get him. Maybe I will just do a gift card for some place. I talked with my mom and she is sending money.

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  3. I think anything you give will be appreciated. Be it cah or a gift card. Plus, it's the thought behind it!

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  4. Send a card and a gift card to Wal-mart or Target. It can be small but everyone needs to set up an apartment,or just send a card.

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  5. I like the idea of a gift card...saying "Just a little something to help you get started". Honestly, with several graduations under my belt, my daughters were VERY appreciative of everything they got. I have a friend who doesn't have a lot of $$ give my daughter a check in the amount of $20.12. (as in the year 2012) My daughter LOVED it....

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  6. Thanks for all the suggestions! I think I always stress out a bit when it comes to gifts for my side of the family that have lots of it. I think I'll get a Target gift card to send.

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