The Graduation party thread got me thinking about how much money do you or should you give as a graduation gift. My son graduated tonight :happy: and thus the parties begin. We are currently invited to three parties and anticipate a few more invites. These parties are not only for DS, they are for the whole family. My husband's work schedule since Nov. has been that he works 2 weeks and is laid off 2 weeks. I don't want to appear cheap, but we don't have a lot of excess money to spend on graduation gifts. Last year we gave $40-$50 per graduate, I just can't do that this year. Do you have any suggestions as to what amount of money would be appropriate or a gift idea other than money that a High Sch. graduate might actually use and enjoy? Thanks in advance for your suggestions and/or thoughts.