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. It matters to me to give a gift that meaningfully expresses that. This is why 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.