Written by parenting teens contributor Robin Dance of Pensieve.
For some, gift giving is love language; they always know just what to give. Their gifts compel Cheshire cat smiles, squeals of delight, or sometimes render the recipient speechless.
Gift giving is not my strong suit. I labor over choosing the “right” present for someone; not because I’m trying to impress them, nor out of obligation, but because if I’m in the position of wanting (or needing) to buy you a gift, it’s a reflection of my relationship with you, and it matters to me to give a gift that meaningfully expresses that. This is why personally, I deplore gifting money.
Because graduation season is here, I thought it might be helpful to share some specific gift ideas for the special teenagers in your life who’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone. And fyi, I’m intentionally leaving off electronics here because of their lofty price tags.
Here are some of my favorite gifts to give a teenager when they graduate. [Read more...]