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Graduation Gift?

Graduation is coming up soon, and I'm not sure what I should ask for (if anything) from my family. I am the only one in my family that has graduated college, so maybe I could ask for something for a graduation gift, but I don't know what. I don't want a party, because it doesn't seem worth the money to throw a party. My family doesn't have a lot, so I have to keep it relatively simple.

One option is a small trip with my parents and I. It would have to be somewhere we could drive to, and have to keep costs down. I have a few places I'd like to go, but I don't really think my parents would enjoy it. They don't enjoy different cultures or new places, and are very much homebodies, so I would feel bad asking for them to pay for a trip and take off work to go somewhere they don't want to be.

Another option is a tattoo of my dog. She's 13 and getting up there in age, so I want to get a tattoo to commemorate her, preferably before she passes. A third option would be something fun, like a video game system or a desktop computer. A forth option would be not to ask for a gift, just ask them to pay for any moving expenses I may have when I move out of my current apartment. But it feels a little odd not to have anything to celebrate my graduation after six years of working hard.

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