Graduation Present for Sister

My sister and I are both graduating this year. I need ideas for presents to get her without spending a lot of money?



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By Linda (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

How about a backpack with stuff for her upcoming college career. Get stuff from school bookstore by ordering on-line, and also check the college itself, which may have pens, pencils, little giveaway stuff. new PJ, robe, flip-flops, and a basket to carry her shower stuff in if she's going to live in a dorm. Any dorm accesories, furniture will be appreciated. A good dictionary and/or thesaurus p[erhaps. Since you are graduating, too, what sort of things would YOU like to get?

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

If the two of you will be going to different colleges, etc. you could get her a calling card with lots of minutes so the two of you can stay in touch. My daughter is my only child but is VERY close to my sister's only child. When my daughter graduated, I made her a photo album of her life and ended it with her graduation pictures.


It had lots of pictures of my nephew and her together through the years. I simply took old family photos gathered from different family members and scanned them off. You could make your sister a photo album of pics of the two of you. Congrats on your graduation!

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By Barb (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

Beach towels, smoke alarms, things for moving out, moving on.......

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By Suzanne S. (Guest Post)
May 7, 20050 found this helpful

What about an electronic organizer? If she's going to be hitting college or even the workforce they're great. They have all your appointments, contact info, calculator, etc in one place and you can pick them up starting around $15. I have one and I love it. It even sets off an alarm an hour before each of my appt's and my husbands only paid $18 for it. Good luck to you both and congratulations!

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May 7, 20050 found this helpful


If your sister likes bath & body products, candles, or jewelry, my website, has some nice things to offer that won't cost you an arm & a leg to get. We can also custom label it with your own special note to your sister.


Marla - Our scents leave lasting impressions.

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By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
May 7, 20050 found this helpful

You could assemble a photo album with all her school pictures from kindergarten to senior year. If you're more creatively inclined you could make a lovely scrapbook. Your sister will love it!

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By Becky (Guest Post)
May 16, 20050 found this helpful

It might sound boring, but a small toolkit (Sears, Home Depot, etc.--approx. $40) is something that will definately be used at some point in time.

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By james sullivan (Guest Post)
June 4, 20050 found this helpful

I'm looking for my own sister who is graduating high school and going on to university - I found some great home appliances she doesn't have which she'll need... like a mini-fridge for $100USD. Home appliances are the best suggestion i got for a google search of "graduation presents" :)


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By Amber (Guest Post)
June 10, 20050 found this helpful

If you and your sister are going to be living in college dorm rooms- a great gift idea is a cute robe and shower flips- community bathrooms can be a real pain and it would be more comfortable getting out of the shower and running back to your room in a robe instead of a towel (think how embarassing if it fell off!)

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By Kayla (Guest Post)
November 5, 20050 found this helpful

My sister is graduating this year also and I've been having a hard time thinking of gift ideas as well. One idea I thought of was to make a gift basket with things to make her dorm room more like home. I will include a comforter, rug, and maybe you could even include some framed pictures of family and friends. Good luck!

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By The Wise One (Guest Post)
May 20, 20080 found this helpful

Condoms(!) and a realistic discussion on pregnancy prevention by an older sister. If she is anything like my sister she will be starting to experiment with her sexuality, her new found freedom and not having a parent or someone older to guide her, she will need protection.


Plus a gift certificate to her favorite clothing store so she can buy some fly summer stuff.

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By Mindy (Guest Post)
June 7, 20080 found this helpful

You can never get enough money when going to college. Other than that a lab top would be a great idea, always useful in college. Another idea, my aunt crochets everyone a blanket and puts it in a plastic bin and she puts some other things in the bin as well. I don't remember what else because it's been a while since my brothers graduated. I have 7 days before I get mine. My mom is currently putting together a basket for me. She bought a laundry basket and then filled it with bright colored towels and rags, oven mits, laundry soap, a roll of quarters for laundry, envelopes, deodorant, some food and candy.

I'm not sure what else because I didn't dig through it yet. Some kind of medicine would also be a good idea. Then you can throw in a card with it with some money in it if you choose. Make sure the card is unique and interesting though because usually when I receive a lot of cards, as I will be in a week, they are all pretty boring and some are the same card even. Go for the humorous ones or even the ones that make music. If other graduates are anything like me they will take the money out of the cards if any and not read the cards unless eye appealing and funny.

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