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Graduation Gift

June 28th, 2010 at 11:12 am

Looked this up because remembered it had been discussed:


Not what I Wanted to see, particularly since giftee lives in insane high cost area. I used to live there - I know people are accustomed to bigger gifts.

So, though $50 or $100 would be more appropriate, she is going to have to live with $30. Dh wanted to give $20. I told him I felt we should give more. In fact, offered $25 as compromise. But he preferred a round number, even if it meant more.

The funny thing? She is an adult (later)adoptee who belongs to a cousin our age. If you gave me 5 more years, maybe I could swing a nicer gift. Just kind of hit me that "aunts" tend to be a little older when their nieces and nephews graduate high school. But, at age 33, all the other kids in the family are ages 0 - 7. As such, I don't think they expect much from us. Phew! I will have lots more time to prepare for the rest. This was kind of like, "What the heck? Graduated from high school? When did that happen???"

4 Responses to “Graduation Gift”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I actually gave $50 to my neice that graduated from high school. It did feel like a little much, but we rarely give her any gifts. The amount was DH's idea and since I was the one writing the check I was tempted to make it less, but in the end decided to respect his wishes. The two older nephews never graduated and I only learned recently that they have their GED's.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    When I graduated from highschool most of the cash gifts I received were between $10 and $50. One aunt though had started a savings bond type thing for both my brother and I when we were little and contributed some each year -- when I graduated, it was just over $1000. That, plus some other money I had already saved, went towards my first car the next summer. Smile But this particular aunt was actually more of a great aunt, so much older/established.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    That's nice!

    I don't remember getting any money for graduating - my family is cheap - LOL.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Yes, it was very nice. Smile

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