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NPR - graduation gift for a 40 yr old?

A friend is throwing a graduation party for her husband (he went back to school for an associates degree).  Do I need to bring a gift?
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Re: NPR - graduation gift for a 40 yr old?

  • I myself just graduated (grad school) at 33. I think it would be appreciated but not necessary. 
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  • I would probably bring a card w/ a gift certificate for a restaurant they like - maybe something like that?
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  • My aunt graduated college around 50, and I got her a nice stationary set and put in the card it was for all the thank you cards she'd be writing after job interviews.
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  • imagedixneuf:
    I myself just graduated (grad school) at 33. I think it would be appreciated but not necessary. 

    Yes, I think that's a little different though.

    Outside of a trip to the bars, I didn't have a graduation party for my bachelors, masters, or Ph.D.  I left out all of the "other" details of this situation because they probably don't matter.  I'm a little bitter about the whole situation (I think the purpose of the party is to get gifts, and I have good reason to believe this) which is probably why I'm even asking the question. 

    Maybe I'll just suck it up.  How much should I give?

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  • imagetinyhumantoe:

    imagedixneuf:
    I myself just graduated (grad school) at 33. I think it would be appreciated but not necessary. 

    Yes, I think that's a little different though.

    Outside of a trip to the bars, I didn't have a graduation party for my bachelors, masters, or Ph.D.  I left out all of the "other" details of this situation because they probably don't matter.  I'm a little bitter about the whole situation (I think the purpose of the party is to get gifts, and I have good reason to believe this) which is probably why I'm even asking the question. 

    Maybe I'll just suck it up.  How much should I give?

    get a card, just showing up is plenty. Gift-grabby is lame. 

    I should add that aside from a card w a nice check from my in laws and my H coming to my graduation and taking me to dinner, my accomplishment went entirely unacknowledged by my friends and family. I am for sure annoyed (I certainly didn't have a party) - I don't care about gifts but a card or something would have been nice (at least from say, my parents!). 

     

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    If they drink, how about a bottle of his favorite liquor?
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  • imagetinyhumantoe:

    imagedixneuf:
    I myself just graduated (grad school) at 33. I think it would be appreciated but not necessary. 

    Yes, I think that's a little different though.

    Outside of a trip to the bars, I didn't have a graduation party for my bachelors, masters, or Ph.D.  I left out all of the "other" details of this situation because they probably don't matter.  I'm a little bitter about the whole situation (I think the purpose of the party is to get gifts, and I have good reason to believe this) which is probably why I'm even asking the question. 

    Maybe I'll just suck it up.  How much should I give?

    Dude, I definitely wouldn't give money to a grown-up graduating from college. Maybe that's what they're after, but that's super-weird, bordering on insulting (to both you and him!) I would do what others have suggested with a little gift like a bottle of wine or whatever, or not bring a gift at all and not worry about it.

  • hmp1hmp1 member
    40 year old, friend's husband, associate degree - a bottle of booze is plenty.

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