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Graduation gift ideas

Postby JCarter » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:26 pm

Hello all,

My oldest (24) will be graduating law school in a few weeks from a Top 5 school and I am looking to him something nice.

Since it has been a few centuries since I was 24, I am hoping some of the younger more technically savvy members will be able to advise on gift ideas.

He is not going to work for a firm right away, he'll take the bar this summer and be clerking (internship essentially) for a federal court of appeals judge, hopefully followed by a clerkship for a SCOTUS justice.

He has plenty of suits, ties and the like. He is a fan of Apple products, and does have the latest greatest ipod/iphone and ipad.

Your response is appreciated.


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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:06 am

A classic watch, like a Blancpain or Breguet. Give it for graduation and have it engraved after he passes the bar with something like "Admitted..." and the date.

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Postby bmw1990Z » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:20 pm

how about a new car? graduating law school is an accomplishment...just got in myself
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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:03 pm

If he doesn't have the new iPad 3 already, that could be something to consider...

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Postby Grupet » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:20 pm

A watch is definitely a very good idea, but I think he is too young for a Blancpain or Breguet.
A Rolex, Panerai or (if you wanna spend a lot of money) a Audemars Piguet is the way to go for a young man.
I'll bet you that would be the best gift you could give him. A gift for life and a gift he one day could pass down to his children.
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Postby Celestine » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:39 pm

JCarter wrote:Hello all,

My oldest (24) will be graduating law school in a few weeks from a Top 5 school and I am looking to him something nice.

Since it has been a few centuries since I was 24, I am hoping some of the younger more technically savvy members will be able to advise on gift ideas.

He is not going to work for a firm right away, he'll take the bar this summer and be clerking (internship essentially) for a federal court of appeals judge, hopefully followed by a clerkship for a SCOTUS justice.

He has plenty of suits, ties and the like. He is a fan of Apple products, and does have the latest greatest ipod/iphone and ipad.

Your response is appreciated.


Give him a book or something that he can read to learn and apply to help his career field-networking, personal growth, and career growth. Yay! The old school way...
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Postby bisbicos » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:23 pm

Send him and a few buddies on a cruise
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Postby amexguy321 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:05 am

something that he can hold on to and remember forever...
ipads, cars, and such are not the best thing. i would recommend and nice watch, rolex milgauss, explorerII or a panerai luminor are very nice and timeless. this is a gift that he might even be able to pass on sometime

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Postby jeffysdad » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:48 am

Also, an expensive watch can be pawned should dire circumstances make it necessary to raise bail money or meet a margin call. Just sayin'.
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Postby JCarter » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:06 pm

bmw1990Z wrote:how about a new car? graduating law school is an accomplishment...just got in myself


Congratulations bmw1990z. He just got a new car in December, so he should be good for a bit.



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