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Frugal Friday: High School Graduation Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 20, 2010 @ 8:00 pm In Budget Living,Frugal Friday,Gift Ideas | 23 Comments

Graduation season is upon us. And before you go out shopping, consider a few frugal but fun tokens of congratulations:

  • Order contact cards [5] with the graduate’s name, cell phone, facebook, and twitter handle. While the modern kid has gone techno, they still need a stylin’ way to exchange info when they don’t have an iPhone handy.
  • Give a grocery or restaurant gift card.
  • Make a care package coupon book, basically a promise to send a basket of goodies every month they are away at school. Start it off with a summer survival bag, including: sunscreen, soda, chips, and a movie gift card.
  • Give him or her a copy of The Total Money Makeover [6]. What better time to get good money habits than before you’ve made too big a mess of your finances?
  • Wrap up a basic cookbook [7] and a starter utensil set.

What’s YOUR favorite money-saving method? Share it with us.

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Next week: Ideas for the College Graduate – When Real Life Begins!

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