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    HELP - ideas needed

    My granddaughter is graduating from Monmouth Univ in NJ on 5/21, and I am at a total loss as to what would be a good/appropriate graduation gift. She is going from living in north Jersey, back to living at home, as she has been accepted into the Masters program at Wilmington (DE) Univ, for mental health counseling, and will be going straight from graduation to more school, so there won't be any post graduation vacation/trip that she could use money for. She's not really big into jewelry, and I already gave her a diamond pendant that I had custom made with the diamonds from my mothers engagement ring, for her high school graduation, and she never wears watches either. I'm stumped, and really need some good ideas. Any and all are welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    My granddaughter is graduating from Monmouth Univ in NJ on 5/21, and I am at a total loss as to what would be a good/appropriate graduation gift. She is going from living in north Jersey, back to living at home, as she has been accepted into the Masters program at Wilmington (DE) Univ, for mental health counseling, and will be going straight from graduation to more school, so there won't be any post graduation vacation/trip that she could use money for. She's not really big into jewelry, and I already gave her a diamond pendant that I had custom made with the diamonds from my mothers engagement ring, for her high school graduation, and she never wears watches either. I'm stumped, and really need some good ideas. Any and all are welcome.
    A custom-made gift certificate for a fancy dinner/tea with her favorite grandmother?

    A "Spa day" certificate if she'd enjoy that?

    A framed photo of the two of you together?

    A "weekend getaway" certificate for some place she'd like to go?

    A new scrapbook that starts with an early picture you have of her, then a current, then the rest of the pages to be filled as she progresses?
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    A gift certificate from her fave store?

    If she has particular hobby gift certificate for supplies?

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    A Cross pen was the traditional college graduation gift way back when.

    I still use both of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    A Cross pen was the traditional college graduation gift way back when.

    I still use both of mine.
    LOL - I remember that very traditional gift. That is what my son suggested, too, since she is eventually going to be a counselor and would be taking a lot of notes on her "patients".
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    LOL - I remember that very traditional gift. That is what my son suggested, too, since she is eventually going to be a counselor and would be taking a lot of notes on her "patients".
    Yes! I got one of these when I graduated as well! Is she paying her way through the program or taking out loans? Money is still always a good gift, particularly for poor college students who have loans to pay off or simply to put away in savings. I don't know if this would apply, but does she have a 529 account? Any money put into a 529 account can be used for educational expenses. These are typically created to build up savings for a college fund when babies are young, but if she has a few more years of schooling - every bit counts!

    I like the weekend getaway or spa day idea too if she's not going to have much gap between finishing one program and starting another. Sounds tiring! A spa day or weekend getaway would be a nice reprieve! Good luck and congrats to her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    A Cross pen was the traditional college graduation gift way back when.

    I still use both of mine.
    I received one, too and still use it. That's a great idea. My brother and sister-in-law gave me a framed color pencil drawing of a cat, which I treasure. I received a carry-on bag as a high school graduation gift that has traveled a lot of miles with me over the years. Since she's starting graduate school, a briefcase? (Do people even carry briefcases anymore?) A Vera Bradley or Scout bag? Congratulations to her and best wishes for graduate school!

    p.s., I'm reading these suggestions with double interest because my niece is graduating from college this weekend. I have no idea what her future plans are. She has two majors and I'm not sure which one she wants to pursue.
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    Ellie, thought of your thread when I saw this, GMA steal and deal online only offer, good today and tomorrow.

    For $10 plus shipping and handling, you can order a tote with a photo you have. Tote is a good size, and holds up to 50 pounds. Maybe you have a good photo you could use for the gift - something of both of you, or one of her as a child, etc.

    http://gma.yahoo.com/gma-deals-and-s...5836.html?Vp=1

    I think there is a pillow too, see myrume.com Be sure to click the GMA link for the discount.

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