Graduation gift for spouse and son: need help with ideas

  1. To go along with the graduation gift thread, I need ideas on what to give my husband and 13 year old son as a gift for my graduation. They have done so much to support me through this process and I want to thank them for everything. My going to nursing school turned our normal routine on its head and they adapted beautifully. Any ideas on something nice for them?
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  3. by   douxmusique
    If it were me my gift would be a (cheap) getaway for the weekend along with a nice keepsake to remember it.... probably something from things remembered (that mall gift shop?) To keep around.

    I have dreams of taking my husband and kids to Orlando when im done. We have never been on a vacation and wont have anytime now until my program is done. So that would be great.
  4. by   NightNerd
    I agree with douzmusique, your family would probably love to spend some quality time with you after all your schoolin' is over! If a vacation is unaffordable right now, maybe a dinner out or another fun outting (or even a night in - movies, popcorn, games) would be an option.

    What kinds of things do they like? I think more information would be helpful if you want to get them something material.
  5. by   Cohiba
    A trip is a nice idea, but make sure it's to a destination where THEY want to go, not necessarily where you want to. As an example, if they both really love fishing and couldn't give a hoot about Disney regardless of how you might love Mickey/Minnie, taking them to Orlando really wouldn't go over as well as sending them off for a couple days to get some lines wet. Sure, if you take them to the Magic Kingdom anyway they might put on a good face and smile at some of the appropriate times for pictures, but they would probably be much happier somewhere else doing something else.
    Last edit by Cohiba on Jun 29, '13
  6. by   rubato
    I'm thinking about the trip idea. I will try to plan something without their knowledge that they would both love. Thanks.
  7. by   green34
    Memories make the best gifts.