Should a graduate gift always be education related?
While there are many traditional graduation gifts that do relate to scholastic achievement, the right gift is one that suits the graduate best. Perhaps the parents of a very young child will appreciate something educational, while someone finishing graduate school would love an indulgent and luxurious treat after several years focused on a weighty dissertation.
Graduates at my daughter's high school frequently exchange gifts between friends. Any suggestions?
Gift certificates are a great solution for gift exchanges between friends. Your daughter can select certificates that match her friends' specific interests or give them a SuperCertificate, redeemable at the many retailers on our Web site.
I'm attending the son of my good friend's graduation ceremony. Am I required to bring a gift?
You are not required although it would be a nice gesture. If you are restricted to buying something inexpensive due to budget, we suggest something small like a book that relates to their area of study. They should appreciate you attending the event and showing your support.
My daughter is graduating from Junior High and insists that kids graduating from Junior High now get gifts like High Schoolers. Is this true?
This is not the trend. Gifts are given for milestone years like turning 18 and getting a GED. If your daughter really wants a gift, and you're willing to get her something to encourage her to keep studying and progress in school - consider a series of encyclopedia books or a used computer to help her write papers in High School.
What am I supposed to give a person coming out of graduate school? If I buy them a book, it's likely they already own it.
They actually might like a gift certificate to a book store for a fiction read or something irrelevant to their course of study. Also, a gift certificate to a Hotel or airline credit would be great - so they can escape and relax after working so hard for that degree.