A big thank you to all who shared their graduation gift ideas with me.  Combining ideas shared by fellow bloggers and people I asked in person, here is a random list of possible gifts to give a graduate.  The ideas span from practical to expensive to sentimental–something for everyone, maybe?

*iPod          *Cash          *Handwritten copy of Shel Silverstein’s poem “Put Something In”          *Desk          *Mini refrigerator          *Bedding          *Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”          *Prepaid gas card          *Silver necklace          *”Love You Forever” by Robert N. Munsch          *St. Christopher medallions          *Handwritten note          *A few months worth of car insurance          *Cereal in individual serving sizes          *Easy Mac          *Laundry detergent          *Pop-up hamper          *Gift cards to fast food places          *Luggage          *Pearl necklace          *Business suit          *Diamond necklace          *Debit card          *Laptop          *Charm bracelet          *Rolls of quarters          *Slow cooker          *Unbreakable dishes          *School supplies          *Workout clothes          *Plants          *Cell phone          *Personal DVD player     *Digital Camera

We loved all the ideas given.  Our first high school graduate, my stepson Squid, wanted to be able to visit his favorite cousin in Florida because it is going to be nearly impossible for them to see each other in the next few years.  So, for his graduation gift, Hub bought him a round-trip airline ticket to Florida.  Squid is very excited and  grateful.  Not all of our kids are going to want an airline ticket for graduation, we may just end up buying something or giving cash the equivalent of the cost of an airline ticket.  We don’t have to worry about it again until next spring…and the spring after that…and the one after that…and the next…and the next…

And that’s just high school graduations.  Mixed in there will be college graduations too.  Sheesh!  Maybe y’all better keep the ideas coming!