Gift for Earning Master's Degree??

Discussion in 'Magical Moments' started by missjane, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Several family members have either earned or are about to earn their master's degree? What are your feelings about gifts for that?

    DS earned his last year, and we didn't give him anything. Now, Dniece is graduating Saturday and DsonIL will graduate in May. Should I "backtrack" and give something to DS and to those who are graduating this year? DDIL begins working on hers this summer, and DD20 will earn hers in about 2-3 years.

    Help! I need opinions!
  2. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    If you didn't give DS anything I think you should just stick with no gifts. At some point adults can deal with no gifts.
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  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I agree gifts have to stop at some point. I never gave gifts for graduations... sometimes a card.
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  4. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    I'd send a card. Gifts aren't really necessary unless you are invited to a formal celebration.
  5. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    A card is just fine, no gift.
  6. jollykelly

    jollykelly Active Member

    I agree with the ladies. A card is fine
  7. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Thanks, everyone. DD24 and I were at Sam's Monday evening, and there was a set of luggage I commented on that I could get it for DsonIL for Christmas because he's been wanting some like it. She said, "Or you could get it for him for graduation for his master's." I'm sure my face looked stunned because I had made no plans to give him a gift. Now, I'm wondering if his parents will expect me to give a gift. If I didn't do it for my own son, I agree that I shouldn't for anyone else, just a card, but was wondering how you all would deal with it.
  8. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Just tell DD24 that you do not plan to give gifts for Master's Degrees and she should feel free to go ahead and get it for him.
  9. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    When I got my Master's Degree- we just went out to dinner to celebrate. It was low key just as I wanted. No gifts were given. I think my Mum may have given me a card. When I graduated from my Bachelors- Mum and Dad bought me some lovely pearls that I wanted. My best friends Dad gave a cashmere overcoat to all of the girls in our friendship group- but he did own the coat factory. He said that all teachers needed a warm coat to wear on the playground. 28 years later I am still wearing it- is superb quality and a classic, timeless design.
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with everyone else. A lovely card is all that is needed.
  11. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Thanks, everyone. All will be taken into consideration. I did buy the luggage because it was such a good price, but it's put up for Christmas. :) If I change my mind, I can give it for the graduation.
  12. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    MissJane, glad you got the luggage and you have put it away for Christmas.
    I remember my dad saying that if you do for one you have to do for all. So I am very careful not to set a precedence if I can't afford to continue it.

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