Graduation gift?

Discussion in 'General' started by Scotty87, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    My kid is graduating from UW-Madison in a couple weeks. I’m bummed for her that she won’t get to do the whole cap and gown thing due to Covid, but she doesn’t seem to give a shit lol. I’m very proud of her, powered through it in 4 years and never gave me an once of trouble. I’m a meathead college dropout, so I really do have no frame of reference. I have zero idea what’s appropriate, how much to spend, etc etc.
  2. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    What are her interests?
  3. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

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  4. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    An investment account?? :D
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  5. ClemsonsR6

    ClemsonsR6 Well-Known Member

    A new car? A few grand?!
  6. R1M370

    R1M370 Dr. P Ness

    Can't go wrong buying a Michael Kors purse and/or watch for your kid.
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  7. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    I never got a grad present, like you I'm a meathead dropout too. It might seem like a lame present compared to a mustang convertible or some other material thing, but its a good one. Although she might not appreciate it now, she will later. Congrats to her.

    How much depends on what she took, and what her job prospects are. Is she going to be out of the house and self sufficient, or going to be living the next 10 years under your roof trying to find herself, after her "sexing and milking almond nuts" degree lets her down in the job market :D.
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  8. omatter34

    omatter34 Well-Known Member

    Hookers and Blow?
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  9. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    I was scrolling down like WTF is with all these non-hookers and blow responses.... and finally O comes thru.

    To the rest of you slackers above...get with the program.
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  10. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    Over here, I hear the latest craze is girls getting boob jobs for their graduation. WTF is wrong with people ?
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  11. BSA43

    BSA43 Well-Known Member

    A new FZ-07
  12. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    Work. Seriously.

    Maybe a side amount of swimming.
  13. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    Not her style at all. I’ve never even seen her with a purse.
  14. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    International business. She’s not a soy milk typical millennial, which is probably why I always defend them on here when the cell phone belt clip crowd starts crowing about how all millennials are shit.

    I’m comfortable financially, but not in a position to buy her a new car, and I don’t even know if she’d want one. She has an 06 Camry that she loves and is meticulous with maintenance and cleaning on (I know this because I’m her mechanic lol).
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  15. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Congrats to YOU now, sounds like you raised a great kid. Buy her a vacation? Either with you, or without. If she busted that much ass going through school it might be she just needs a couple weeks to relax and have some fun. Tough time to be traveling......but might be some good deals in the coming months. She might not get the chance to do so for a few years while she's starting out building a career.
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  16. R1M370

    R1M370 Dr. P Ness

    If she is moving away after graduation some furniture for her new place would be a nice gift.

    After that I got nothing :crackup:
  17. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    International business, is that like an importer/exporter? :D

    But seriously, you aren't being very helpful with any background info. Gifts are personal and it's not like there are any "standard" graduation gifts (other than hookers & blow). My suggestion is take one of her interests and buy her something extravagant (within reason) related to it that she wouldn't normally shell out the coin for. Like if she likes to camp, get her a super badass tent or something.
  18. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    I can’t take any credit. She has been a hard working, pragmatic, non emotional self starter from a young age. I’m incredibly lucky.
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  19. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    Four digit Amazon gift card.

    That's four digits to the left of the decimal point.

    Oh, and congrats!
  20. nd4spd

    nd4spd Well-Known Member

    Second the investment account. And explain compound interest to her if she does not already know about it.
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