Post # 1
Hey Ladies, I need some advice.
My parents are really pressuring me to tell them what I want for graduation. They wanted to get me a class ring, but I know I would never, ever wear it. So my mom asked me to come up with some ideas.
I want it to be something I will actually want to use for a long time. I also don’t want it to be more than $500, since they are putting a huge amount of money towards my graduation party and towards my wedding next year.
I have thought of..
-A strand of pearls and matching earrings
-A Citizen Eco-Drive watch
-A Tiffany charm bracelet
But other than that, I am at a loss…
What did you get for your college graduation?
Post # 3
Umm…my parents paid for my rent for the next two years while I was in grad school. Pretty good present 🙂 I didn’t get anything tangible like what you mean though, but all those options sound nice!
Post # 4
Student loans to pay off! Lucky me! lol…
My dad and stepmom gave me $$ to buy a suit to go on interviews.. it was nice b/c I def didn’t want to spend my own money on something so boring 🙂
Post # 5
I got a beautiful watch:
The face is reversible and the back has my monogram on it. I absolutely love it.
Post # 6
I think I got about $300 from my dad and his parents. My MIL (then FMIL) gave me a travel bag. My grandmother gave me a blank check to pay for my first student loan payment because she kept asking what I wanted and I never told her.
Post # 7
I didn’t get anything. I guess my present was college 🙂
Post # 8
I got new golf clubs!!! It was an awesome present, fi and I really enjoy golfing together (he’s jealous of my clubs though, lol).
Post # 9
I got a pat on the back and a nice dinner 🙂 My parents were having a really hard time financially and had to fly down to come to my graduation, I was just happy they came.
Post # 10
@SuperKate: Haha same here… mine was to go AWAY to school tho!
Post # 11
I was supposed to get the Adobe Creative Suite, but my mom forgot and no amount of reminding her really worked, so I just let it go since now she’s paying for the wedding. My sister got an iPod, so that’s an idea, too.
I think from your list, the pearls sound great. That’s something that you could keep forever, really.
Post # 12
I got a Canon G11. My birthday was a week before I graduated, so this worked as a combination present (and one that I’ll definitely use for a long time!).
Post # 13
Luckily, my parents aren’t a penny in debt for my education. I am Ojibwe, and my tribe paid for almost all of my college, and my scholarships picked up the rest. I am very thankful for this situation.
Thanks for all the advice guys.. There is such variety.
Post # 15
@ILikePink: That’s so awesome that you’re Ojibwe!
Post # 16
a frame for my diploma…….but they also paid all of my tuition!