Gift suggestions for disillusioned grad?
December 6, 2007 8:06 AM Subscribe
A dear one is graduating with high honors from grad school. She is uncertain at this point if she wants to continue in her field despite years of hard work and a pile of debt. What can I get to inspire her?
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I would like to get her something inspiring or comforting. I'm avoiding mentioning her field in this question because at this point I think a gift that focuses on it would be a source of further anxiety to her (and she probably has the specific tools she needs anyway). She's going to be taking some "time off" before she decides what to do next.
She is somewhat spiritual but not particularly religious. She's encountering doubts of being able to succeed in her field because she's a very quiet and not particularly assertive person. A voracious reader (though for a gift for this occasion, any book suggestions should be remarkable). She's older than the vast majority of the other grads (in her mid 30s).
I've thought of spa or massage gift certificates but that's less personal than I'd like.
I'm usually not stuck with gift ideas but this one is killing me, even after a search through posts. Budget is $150 or under. Super bonus points for anything I can get my hands on in the next few days, but a late gift will be OK in this case.