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Author Topic: High school graduation gift ideas for teens not going away to college.  (Read 2054 times)

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crazycatlady331

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I graduated high school over 40 years ago.  DD still has the luggage that I bought with one of the cash or check gifts that I got (I passed it along when she was in school and doing some traveling with class field trips) - I think that two suitcases have survived out of three suitcases, a round "personal items" case and a drawstring purse.  I didn't open the visible suitcase to see what all was stored nested inside it when I was there ten days ago...all three suitcases might have survived.  The purse fell apart quickly, as I used it heavily for my first year of college.

She also still has the back pack from a camping store that we bought her in middle school back in 1997 or so - granted, it does show some wear and should be sent in for repairs (it came with a "lifetime guarantee").

Jewelry is nice for "remembrance" - gift cards are kind of the modern equivalent of checks - although checks are more versatile once cashed, cash can be spent anywhere.  Gift cards aren't quite as easily spent, as you h ave to find a place that takes that gift card.

The luggage I got for a HS graudation gift fell apart when I was 21.  I remember being on a trip and having to use duck tape in order to get it home (easy to spot at an airport).  It was not name brand.

Now I want (not need) new luggage because I travel frequently for work and I want a non neutral color (mine is navy) that I can easily spot on a baggage carousel  (eyeing a pink set).

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The luggage I got for a HS graudation gift fell apart when I was 21.  I remember being on a trip and having to use duck tape in order to get it home (easy to spot at an airport).  It was not name brand.

Now I want (not need) new luggage because I travel frequently for work and I want a non neutral color (mine is navy) that I can easily spot on a baggage carousel  (eyeing a pink set).

My late suitcase was red fabric with both bright pink and bright yellow duct tape slapped all over it. Piece of cake to spot on the luggage carousel.
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Zizi-K

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Does the gift have to be stuff? How about taking her on a trip? There are so many great places of historical interest, near home and far away. It could be a road trip or a plane trip, as your budget allows. And it would be a great bonding experience!

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On my last plane trip (came home 10 May), I had a plain black plastic shell hard case and a dark navy blue - with a single large piece of duct tape printed with peacock feathers slapped on each of the six sides.  I grabbed both of them off the carousel faster than VorGuy could spot them (I was looking for peacock feather duct tape and he was trying to spot the suitcases "as a whole").  I've also seen stretch belts wrapped around the middle of suitcases (contrasting colors).  I've also seen a bunch of ribbons tied on the handle - it's amazing that some of the "decorations" didn't fall off.
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