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Is it possible to ask our son’s relatives and our close friends to send him money instead of boxed graduation presents? He needs money for college. He doesn’t want some random article of clothing, bedding or towels.
We’re having a graduation party early in the evening with the older people and then he’s going off with his friends. I know guests will feel that they have to bring a wrapped boxed gift: he won’t pretend to act all gushy and grateful about having to unwrap it in front of them.
–Cecily, Worcester, MA
- A Starbucks or a Subway can be found pretty readily in most college towns.
- The only problem with gift cards is that they can go missing, but so can checks.
- Placing a twenty dollar, fifty dollar, or hundred bill in a gift envelope with his name on it, would probably work best.
- Be honest with your family and friends. Just say, "Zack doesn't want stuff, he only wants cash."