Getting Through Graduation
Parents have a a lot of mixed emotions about launching their kids.
Younger graduating kids are generally (but not always) easier to please. If in doubt, you can ask one of their friends--who will be happy to snitch--what they may like. Offer a couple of choices that are within your budget. If possible, get your child something personal that commemorates the occasion. But don't feel you have to go overboard, especially with seniors. Remember the forthcoming tuition; then you're more likely to think realistically when buying a gift. If you have trouble deciding what to get, then ask your child to pick out something special. (Just stay away from car dealers, unless you're really prepared for all the implications of such a gift.)
A Potpourri of Tips
Finally, remember to have a good time--and mazel tov on your child's graduation!