Thursday, June 2, 2011

Graduation Etiquette

So, do you give gifts to graduating high school seniors if they did NOT send you an announcement?

I need to know.

I *should* have purchased gifts before I left on my trip to Alaska, but it didn't get done. So, it is at the top of my to-do list when I return home.

Please let me know how many gifts I need to buy. :)


  1. Well, I think it's up to you. I don't believe you're under obligation since you didn't receive an announcement. A great gift would be to give them pizza money for college when they get tired of crappy cafeteria food and perhaps several numbers to pizza places in the area of their college. It's just an idea. Ticky-tacky is great for putting pictures up too.

    But once again, you didn't receive an announcement so you aren't obligated.

  2. No announcement=no gift.

    However, if you want to create a stockpile of super cool graduation gifts just buy a bunch of copies of Dr. Suess' "Oh the Places You'll Go".

    Takes up little space and totally appropriate for the occasion.

    Though, the hubby and me have a favorite saying when it comes to gifts, "Nothing says I love you like cash." In other words, a card and money is a good gift for all :)

    Christi Corbett

  3. I would say no. If you didn't get an announcement, then you really won't get a thank you card, either.

  4. I send gifts regardless of receiving an announcement to kids that I know well. But I seem to be in the minority! ;)

    And while I don't like to encourage bad manners, I find that graduation announcements are pretty much clutter, anyway, because I hate to toss them. So I'm not bothered if I don't get one.

  5. We received an announcement from a relative who we've sent Christmas presents to every year of his life. Never once have we received a thank you from him. And the majority of time, probably 90%, we didn't even get a phone call from his parents. You better believe I'm not sending him a graduation gift.