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What to get? 18 yr old moving out

DD is moving out right after graduation. She's moving in with friends & the place is furnished, so what might I get her that would be both practical & personal?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on May. 12, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

Answers (13)
  • You should offer her an open invitation to move back home at anytime. I moved out with friends right when I turned 18 and it was the biggest disaster ever.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Target gift card? Set of dishes or towels or pots and pans? I moved out on my 18th birthday and although I had already been buying all that household stuff for months, I spent the last of my money on a mattress and stuff like dish soap.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:57 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • hmm.... grocery gift card

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:57 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I'd have her tell me what she needs or like others said, give a gift card.

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:59 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Gift card from a local grocery store.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Groceries are a good one.

    If you want to get her something that's practical and a little frivolous, maybe buy her a really awesome bedding set.

    Answer by Laila-May at 5:01 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • My mom likes to get people a square laundry basket full of things like paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo/ costs alot to stock up on these all at once.

    you could get her bedding, matching set of towels, a welcome mat, cook book, crock pot

    Answer by ria7 at 5:17 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • grocery gift card, discount store gift card, and coupon book for one home cooked meal per week

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Grocery Card or Wal-Mart/Target Card.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:11 AM on May. 13, 2010

  • I love the laundry basket idea. It's a great start for a new homemaker and it'll give her some guidance as to what she actually needs. When I first married I was totally ignorant of that stuff. My mother never taught me a thing about housekeeping (my 4 year old son knows more now than I did as a newlywed) and I moved to a new country right after the wedding so I was faced with buying wholly unfamiliar brands with no idea which were the best value. Having a basket of goodies like that would have been a huge help and it would have saved me a fortune. It's amazing how many products a new homemaker can go through before finding ones that actually work.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 3:12 PM on May. 15, 2010

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