I wrote a couple of days ago about my roommate’s birthday. What I didn’t mention were the gifts that she received. I spent about $35 on her birthday presents, which is pretty typical of what I spend on people I like. Unfortunately, a bunch of people that I like are going to be needing presents soon for various reasons. Besides my roommate’s birthday presents, I bought a former roommate a Bridal Shower gift and still need to get her and her fiancée a wedding gift. Another roommate is graduating so I’ll need to get her something, and then there’s Mother’s Day.
My mom doesn’t, as she would say, “read the internet” so I have no qualms about posting my ideas for possible Mother’s Day gifts, in hopes that I can get some shopping advice. She desperately needs a new vacuum. Seeing as I do the vacuuming when I’m home, this gift may have ulterior motives, but that’s okay because she does need one. Her current one is bagged and is not upright so you have to lug it along behind you as you vacuum. Very annoying. So I was thinking about this lightweight Hoover. She needs something light and simple so this looks like perfect. Any thoughts on Hoover vacuums? I was also thinking about these candles, called Diamond Candles, that include a diamond ring inside each candle that is valued from $10-$5,000.
My mom is easy to shop for. Less easy is my graduating roommate. I’ve bought plenty of high school graduation presents, but those are simple–laundry baskets are usually my go-to gift. What do you get for a college graduate who is moving back home? She doesn’t need home furnishings. What is proper etiquette for college graduation gifts?
Then there is my roommate that’s getting married next month. They’re registered at a couple of stores but my two other roommates were going to go more personal. Is it bad to get somebody something that’s not on their wedding gift registry?
I love buying stuff for people, I just wish I had more money to do it. There are so many possibilities, but so little cash.