Low cost graduation gifts

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Registered: 05-21-2003
Low cost graduation gifts
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Wed, 05-21-2003 - 12:18pm
In previous years we have given a gift of money ($20.00) to upperclassmen friends of my daughter when they graduate. Most often, my husband and I would only be invited to 2 or 3 open houses of seniors we knew fairly well ourselves. This year as my own daughter graduates, there are many of her friends that we know well (at least 10-12). If we give a gift of money to the graduate and their parents attend my own daughter's open house...I feel that we would just be swapping money for money. Also the number of "seniors we know" is greater this year and the cost seems overwhelming! What creative ideas does anyone have regarding a low cost graduation gift(under $20.00)that I can make, buy, or assemble that would be special and useful to our "family friend's" sons & daughters as they embark upon their college years?
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Registered: 05-21-2003
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 8:03pm
If you get some good ideas, please post them! I'm in the same boat. A few years back, I found a very meaningful quote that pertained to life and how we live it. I printed it up on the computer in a nice font, then printed it out on nice parchment quality paper. I bought a nice frame and voila! It was a meaningful gift, without costing too much. I don't really know if my nephew (the recipient) liked it as much as I did, but I think the idea has possibilities. I agree that swapping money for money is silly.