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Need a gift for an 18 year old young woman, who is graduating & 2 weeks later, off to boot camp....

A very close friend's daughter is graduating high school and then leaving for boot camp two weeks later. She is different from me, so i am having trouble. I'm thinking to just give her money...all kids her age want & need money, right? But that seems so superficial. I make jewelry, but i don't think she'll like the bohemian stuff i make. She is way more conservative...

Is there anything a girl might need before going to boot camp?

Thanks Ladies!


Asked by samurai_chica at 11:23 AM on May. 2, 2011 in Adult Children (18+)

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Answers (15)
  • Money. She can buy whatever she needs.

    Answer by Mom1127-0125 at 11:24 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • a small photo album of her friends and family to take along, maybe one that everyone can write memories in for her too?

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 11:31 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • I would give her money or a gift card to somewhere like Target, Walmart, etc.. It may not be "personal" but she will need to buy some items to take with her and that might be a big help when it's needed.

    Answer by customcat2000 at 11:26 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • A journal bc her adventures in life are just starting. She may want to write it all down

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:30 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • A box of supplies, personal supplies, sunscreen, bug spray, a journal, a wal-mart gift card that she can use once she gets leave.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:00 PM on May. 2, 2011

  • If you do the box of supplies, then also put some money in it. That way it's a personal gift, but allows her to also buy something for herself.

    Answer by sherribeare at 11:26 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • I agree, i have just known this child so long....i want to make it "special" but it's harder than i thought. I'm so proud of her...

    Comment by samurai_chica (original poster) at 11:27 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • awesome ideas! I'm not super rich at the moment, so these low cost ideas are great!

    Comment by samurai_chica (original poster) at 11:48 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • A phone card- they come in very handy in boot camp! I went to boot camp, and that would have been the best thing.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:26 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Been there, I agree the photo album would be the best!

    Answer by yesmaam at 11:27 AM on May. 3, 2011