Ahhh, June is finally here. The time of beautiful weather, interleague baseball games, and high school graduation parties. If you’re a high school teacher, you’re probably invited to your fair share of these shindigs. But what should you bring as a gift to congratulate the lucky graduate? Aside from something with the lame pun “Congraduations” or some variation thereof? Luckily for you, you may not have to rack your brain thinking about it – graduating seniors are starting to create gift registries for themselves, like people do for weddings.
On one level, this makes sense – while brides and grooms to-be know they’ll need crock pots, silverware, and linens for a new life together, soon-to-be college freshmen know they’ll need laptops, comforters, and shower shoes. On another level though, they might not really need all that much – newly married couples have a legitimate need for household items, since they don’t live in residence halls that take care of them. Clearly, some college students have a tendency to spend money on items they clearly don’t need.
So what do you think? Are these gift registries unnecessary and rude? Or are they helpful and beneficial? Somewhere in between? Feel free to comment below.