my niece is graduating from college, what are some good gifts for her?

Microsoft gunc01
May 14 35 Comments

I’m much younger than my cousin and we are both first generation immigrants. My niece is second generation. she is graduating from a prestigious university and will be a graduate student. I’m thinking to buy her some gift. What would you want from your (relatively young, not necessarily cool) uncle when you graduate? Any suggestions? Budget is $1000.

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  • New UHtz31
    a high five
    May 140
  • Lending Club pksszxghbn
    condom dispensing machine that she can use/share in college
    May 140
  • Facebook ikkkfsryh
    Honestly, I’d give her an amazon gift card. She’ll probably have to furnish her first apartment and needs a bunch of essentials.

    If not, then here some creative ideas:
    - yearly membership for the wing, so she can explore co-working
    - a yearly gym membership
    - travel gift cards
    May 140
  • Facebook public2
    A nice watch would be a customary gift if you are willing to increase your budget.
    May 146
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      I thought about this, but hesitated. I thought only kids from third world new upper middle class are into this, American born kids want good watches too?
      May 14
    • Facebook public2
      Absolutely and they last forever and can carry sentimental value as well as be passed on.
      May 14
    • Yelp / Otherkrs
      You can't buy a nice watch for $1000?
      May 14
    • Facebook public2
      No, a nice used watch will cost a couple thousand.
      May 14
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      That’s an expensive used watch, not necessarily nice. I bought one of those before, my seiko is more accurate and arguably better looking. I do have a plan to give my seiko watch to my son if it still works at the time.
      May 14
    • Facebook public2
      Totally fair, a seiko is a style watch though and wont last forever. Which is ok of course! It was just an idea. It's not official but generally speaking if a watch requires a battery it's not likely built to last.
      May 14
  • Apple tyrion🎲
    A nice vacation package or an experience she wants to have.
    May 141
  • Shapeways CoddyCodd
    Money disappear and in a year she won’t remember if it was 100$ gift card or 50$. Experience will come back some day. She will be oh remember when I graduated we did this? That’s what you aiming for. Do something. Go get Escape The Room together. Or do some weird tasting she never would think of. Or do a shooting range. Or horse riding. Some thing that is not common “go eat at Benihana” crap
    May 140
  • Pinterest Elon Tusk
    Waiting for leetcode premium answers
    May 140
  • Art.com teally
    Jesus! How about a card and $50
    Lol
    May 141
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      I’m sure this is enough to make her happy:)
      May 14
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    What does your cousin have to do with this?
    May 140
  • Facebook undrpa1d
    It depends on how prestigious of a university she is graduating from.
    May 148
    • Southwest Airlines ajskdlflsm
      I hope you're being sarcastic lol
      May 14
    • Facebook undrpa1d
      Not really. The OP provided that information so we could weigh it in our suggestions. Otherwise, that piece of information would be totally futile and could be looked at as bragging.

      Maybe, if she had gone to a less prestigious school she wouldn't be deemed worthy of $1000 by OP. Then we may be looking at a $50 budget.
      May 14
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      The information is to help you picture an proud Asian uncle :) I sent her red envelope cash $200~1000 every year, so it is not related to her academic achievement.
      May 14
    • Facebook undrpa1d
      Can I be your Niece?
      May 14
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      Can your parents wait 10 years being under paid for green cards?
      May 14
    • Facebook undrpa1d
      We are kind of 15 years too late on the green card requirement but I think we can fulfill the underpaid requirement. Is that acceptable?
      May 14
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      Then your uncle must be holding back by the immigration law, write to Trump to let him in, you don’t need me :)
      May 14
    • Facebook undrpa1d
      Boooooo
      May 14
  • Intel lrce16
    Mackbook pro or some other laptop
    May 142
    • Microsoft gunc01
      OP
      I brought her a Mac Book when she went to the college :(
      May 14
    • Snapchat eeXB43
      with 1000
      May 14
  • VoyageUp RktR41
    She went to a good school. How about buy her nothing.
    May 141
    • VMware / Eng!geralt
      Or something symbolic like a pen
      May 14
  • Apple 🥭es
    SurfacePro 😜?
    May 150
  • Dyson Air Wrap 😄
    May 140
  • New VreM84
    Stockpile giftcard loaded with $1k worth of Uber stock.
    May 140
  • Lyft schooner
    A new phone is she has an old model ? Cash she can spend as she likes ?
    May 140

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