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Graduation gift idea for dd's birth mom

Our dd's birthmom is graduating this May.  She wants us to come to her graduation :)  We want to give her a graduation gift, but we feel kind of awkward giving her money.  Any suggestions for other gift ideas? 

 

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Re: Graduation gift idea for dd's birth mom

  • High school or University? What are her plans after she graduates? What is your budget for this gift?
  • Hmm, toughie!  I'm finding with Q's birth mom that a mix of practical + sentimental is working well.  She appreciates the photos/art projects, etc, but I know she also needs the basics.  I would give a gift card (Target, American Express, her favorite store) and something like a book (along the likes of Oh the Places You'll Go or maybe one of Zoe's favorites?).  Also, flowers for the ceremony.  :-)
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  • If she has college plans, you could get her a sweatshirt with the logo from the school she plans to attend.  

    If not, maybe she would like a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure.

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  • High school or University? What are her plans after she graduates? What is your budget for this gift?
     
    Sorry that info would have helped!  High school graduation.  Right now she plans to go to cosmetology school.  Budget - I guess around $50?

    Hmm, toughie! I'm finding with Q's birth mom that a mix of practical + sentimental is working well. She appreciates the photos/art projects, etc, but I know she also needs the basics. I would give a gift card (Target, American Express, her favorite store) and something like a book (along the likes of Oh the Places You'll Go or maybe one of Zoe's favorites?).

    I thought about a photo or art project, too.  We're going to see her and her family at the zoo in about 2 weeks; maybe I can take a nice pic of Zoe and her birth mom and frame it?  I like the gift card idea - I just wasn't sure what type of store.  The book idea could work, too...

    Also, flowers for the ceremony. :-) 

    Definitely flowers - thanks!

     

    If she has college plans, you could get her a sweatshirt with the logo from the school she plans to attend.

    I love the idea but I'm not sure if she even knows which school she's going to yet (at this point it's a cosmetology school but she's still a bit undecided.)

     

     

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  • you could get her some of the items she'll need for school, like scissors and gloves and such. If you have a Sally Beauty Supply near you' they should be able to help. 
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    you could get her some of the items she'll need for school, like scissors and gloves and such. If you have a Sally Beauty Supply near you' they should be able to help. 

    That's an idea...or maybe I can see if there's a Sally near her and get her a gift card for there?  Hmm....

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    you could get her some of the items she'll need for school, like scissors and gloves and such. If you have a Sally Beauty Supply near you' they should be able to help. 

    That's an idea...or maybe I can see if there's a Sally near her and get her a gift card for there?  Hmm....

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    you could get her some of the items she'll need for school, like scissors and gloves and such. If you have a Sally Beauty Supply near you' they should be able to help. 

    That's an idea...or maybe I can see if there's a Sally near her and get her a gift card for there?  Hmm....

    Well, I talked to my hair stylist about the Sally gift card idea (or buying her items from there.)  She said that when she went to Beauty School they give you the items you need to use as part of your tuition. 

    She mentioned a Visa gift card, but DH doesn't want to do that because it's too much like giving her money. 

    So I guess I'm back at square one again!  (Except I'll still do flowers and maybe make something with Zoe for her.)

     

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  • I don't think the graduation is a typical art project from your DD type of gift event.

    Have you ever given her jewelry?  What about a nice silver necklace or nice jewelry box (maybe with an engraved plaque?).  Something for BM that is not attached to your DD would be appropriate IMO, it doesn't have to be fancy, but just special to mark the milestone.

     

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