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Old 05-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Appropriate HS graduation gift?

I've been giving $50 to close friends' and neighbors' kids. What do others give?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Dawgluver,

This is fine protocol and quite generous. Cash is always welcomed and this way, they could purchase what they enjoy or need.

Of course, a gift certificate, if you know the child well, and thus, the shop is specifically dedicated to their hobby or needs.

I believe this is an intelligent gift.



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Old 05-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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I think that's generous, Dawg.

It's been a very long time for me since children of friends graduated HS and now my beautiful grand daughter will be one of them this year. I've been thinking about giving her a piece of my gold diamond jewelry, but sadly it seems that yellow gold is out of fashion for young people these days, so I don't know what to do about that.
I hate to hone in on your question Dawg, but what would all of you give an only grand daughter?
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Congrats to you and your grandaughter, Kayelle! I would think she would treasure a piece of classic jewelry, I think that's a lovely gift. Gold and diamonds out of style? I think not!

I resort to cash, as it's universal. I used to give $25 for grads, DH set the bar higher as he insisted on giving $50 to one of his tennis kids this year. Then I read an article that stated that's pretty much the standard. I don't know. Eons ago, I received $5 to whatever when I graduated.
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Dawgluver,

This is fine protocol and quite generous. Cash is always welcomed and this way, they could purchase what they enjoy or need.

Of course, a gift certificate, if you know the child well, and thus, the shop is specifically dedicated to their hobby or needs.

I believe this is an intelligent gift.

Kind regards. Margi.
Thanks Margi! I figured cash is universally appreciated! Just wondered if I was being too generous. Luckily, this year, I don't have nearly as many graduates as I've had in the past.
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I agree. A classic piece of jewelery is always a treasure.

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Dawg, I think $50 it totally appropriate for the children of neighbors and friends. I usually bump it up to $75 or $100 for family members such as: nieces or nephews, god children and very close friends. I also think cash or gift certificates are appropriate for grad gifts ( would hate to see a $50-$100 gift languishing, unappreciated). Young people appreciate being able to choose what suits them.
That said, if you know the young person very well as in Kayelle's situation then a personal gift is appropriate. Kayelle, , I think a piece of your jewelry would be a lovely gift for your granddaughter. If you are worried about the yellow gold, is it possible for you to have something re-set in white gold? If not, heirloom jewelry is a special gift and I hope she would appreciate it for it's sentimental value :-). I am saving some things for my granddaughters and haven't given the color of the gold a thought at all.
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Congrats to you and you grandaughter, Kayelle! I would think she would treasure a piece of classic jewelry, I think that's a lovely gift. Gold and diamonds out of style? I think not!

I resort to cash, as it's universal. I used to give $25 for grads, DH set the bar higher as he insisted on giving $50 to one of his tennis kids this year. Then I read an article that stated that's pretty much the standard. I don't know. Eons ago, I received $5 to whatever when I graduated.
"Eons ago" when I graduated in 1961 my parents gave me a Lane "Hope Chest". All of my friends got one too, and most people bought or made something to go inside it for a gift. I still have some hand embroidered flour sack tea towels that I put away all those years ago. It's certainly another era now.
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Dawg;

Thanks for your note. A fifty dollar note, is a nicer looking gift than 4 twenties or 3 tens ... However, if you do not know the child well, then, I would go with a great gift certificate ... Gap, Express, Macy´s and go with 25 or 30. They could purchase what they wish.
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@ Somebody and Kayelle,

Yellow gold verses white gold is always in style. This is a diamond, thus, for dressy occasions ... Gold regardless of the color and a diamond are highly fashionable wear at all times.

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Ruff ruff ... I am graduating ! ha ha ha

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