Unsure what to give my son for his graduation present? any ideas?

by chrisjoel 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • AudeSapere

    I agree with Hortensia (I think it was her) about something he can cherish for many decades - especially since there is a cult between you.

    Can you attend? If so, take a few photos of the two of you together and have the best one framed. Give him copies of the others.

    I don't know your financial situation, but I planned a few years ahead of time and paid for a nice vacation. In my case the caveat was that it was a trip for just the two of us.

    What does he enjoy? What does he plan to do now that he's out of high school?? Maybe splurge just a little and get something nice that will be useful in that activity.

    Will he be moving out soon?? If so, that opens a whole other list of possibilities.

    A little cash is nice but I wouldn't make the entire gift be just cash. That's like phoning it in and is cold and impersonal. Not knowing your financial situation, I cannot make a suggestion on a cash gift but personally I really think you need to invest more in something tangible that he can hold on to when the WT game starts to unravel on him.

    Cash may be spent on video games, fast food or a new JW suit for service - wasted money and soon forgotten in my opinion.

    LapTop or Cell Phone are a good option but might be obsolete well before he hits 25.

    Congrats to the Proud Papa!


  • joelbear69

    a nice watch lasts a long time and creates a memory especially if its engraved.

  • oompa

    Get a quality acoustic guitar...prefereably used and in great condition from a pawn shop....if he does not play already.......get him "Eagles made Easy" songbook and a fingering chart........a gift that will keep on giving...............oompa

  • Hortensia

    I read everyone's suggestions - I think the engraved knife is a nice idea, if it's the kind of thing he would use. Or an expensive engraved watch. Or a beautiful silver box for coins, keys, etc. Something permanent as a memento between you two plus some $$$ to spend.

  • SirNose586

    Get him a Hustler. It'll be the gift that keeps on giving!

    Seriously though, he probably plays video games....just get him one of those....

  • darth frosty
    darth frosty

    How about one of them custom bibles with his name and baptismal date on it and a reasoning book built in the back?!?

    Just kidding, I'm with sirnose cant go wrong with a video game system.

  • snowbird


    You MUST get him this book.


  • kurtbethel

    A travel bag and tickets to someplace interesting would be great.

  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy

    A laptop computer is always nice.

  • chrisjoel

    Wow thanks for all the great suggestions...you re all pretty helpful ..appreciate it!!!

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