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College Graduation Present Question..........

My nephew is graduating college.

Do you think a college graduate would like money or a present for graduation.

If money is your answer - how much money do you think is appropriate these days for a college graduation present?

Wed. May 16, 6:07pm

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When I graduated college, I got both, and both were appreciated. The presents were generally things I could use when I started my job- a nice briefcase for work, a fountain pen, a gift certificate for dry cleaning (that one was very handy). I think that something appropriate for your nephew's next step in life might be good. In terms of cash, it seemed to range from $25 to $100, with most somewhere in the middle. But I suspect the amount of cash gifts varies a lot by family norms and things.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 6:25 PM

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If you don't know exactly what kind of present he might like, money is great. I feel like $25 is the minimum, unless you are strapped for cash yourself. I would gladly have taken anything larger than that, too!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 6:45 PM

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I think that typical aunts/uncles give on the order of $250 for graduation. Again, depends on the family. Parents generally give $1000 and grandparents $500. That's my experience though. It depends how close you are to your nephew. I would say to ask the parents what they are giving him and get something approximately 1/4 of the value.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 8:00 PM

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I just graduated college 3 years ago and NEVER got that much money from anyone in my family. I certainly wasn't upset though. I got mostly $20-25 from people. The big numbers were around $50 from a few relatives and family friends.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 9:56 PM

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OP here.........

Thanks so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it!

Thursday, May 17, 2007, 12:57 AM

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