Post # 1
I have two cousins graduating from high school this month and am trying to figure out a gift I can get them that is something they’ll be able to use/cherish their entire lives.
Does anyone remember your favorite graduation gift – one that continues to be special to you? Or have a great idea?
I’m not looking to break the bank – just to give them something more special than a gift card!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
For my high school graduation, one of my cousins got me an original publishing of Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. I’ve also seen really nice, new versions of the book like this:
Post # 4
I like that idea better than what I got. I got towels and a graduation hamster that sings ‘Celebration’. Don’t get me wrong, both are awesome/cute ideas, but I wasn’t moving away (so I didn’t really need towels) and the hamster is in a box somewhere now.
Post # 5
My best friend gave me a really nice porcelein graduation frame in 8th grade. I have a picture of us in it on that day. I love it. It was probably not more than $30, too.
How about something they can use in college? How much are you thinking about spending? Nice picture frames are good. I couldn’t have enough family pictures when I left for college.
I have a small silver and glass jewelry box that has my name and sorority initiation date etched onto it. I love it. I bet they’d love that with their name or monogram. They get them at a store near here for about $35. They’re really special.
Post # 6
I don’t have any ideas for really long-lasting gifts right now, but I have a few other ideas for more immediate use. I received a few gifts that turned out to be really helpful, and I appreciated the thought the individuals put into them. Some are dependent upon where the person will be living; I was moving into a dorm (and a few short months later back out of the dorm and into an apartment!).
One gift was a set of a few different things including a desk organizer and all the goodies. (Hi-liters, post-its, paperclips, binder clips, staplers, pens, envelopes, etc) I never really thought about needing some of these things, but I realized that in high school, my teachers often supplied these items, or I used them from my house but in college I suddenly found the need for them, whether it was for my studies or my grocery lists!
Another gift was a set of towels and a stocked shower caddy. It was nice to be able to pull this out on my first morning when the rest of my stuff was still in boxes!
I also received a laundry basket filled with detergent, fabric softener, hangers, and rolls of quarters. In the dorm I would be using a shared laundry facility, and would need all these things, but I hadn’t even thought that far ahead. When my first laundry day rolled in, I was glad to have all those quarters-not something I usually have laying around in bulk!
I also received a complete set (huge-like for 12) of dishes from my grandmother. She thought I would need them since I was moving out. Now I certainly didn’t take those to the dorm with me, but when I moved into my own apartment and had nothing, those were great to have. I still use them, 6 years later, and plan on keeping them for years to come. (I can’t get rid of them without breaking out the ginormous serving platter and gravy boat at least once! Haha!)
@Mrs. Spring: Someone read an excerpt from that book in their graduation speech the year before I graduated. It was a hit!