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Christmas gifts for a high school senior going off to college?

wdrmhbswdrmhbs Posts: 387Registered User Member
edited December 2008 in High School Life
I didn't know where else to post this haha

But my parents have really been nagging me about christmas and what I want... The only thing I really am concerned about is getting into college. What are some top gifts for HS seniors? I think I may want to do something with languages in college, but I would feel stupid asking for some kind of language program.

Any suggestions?
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Replies to: Christmas gifts for a high school senior going off to college?

  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Posts: 21,807Registered User Senior Member
    I'm asking for a language program, lol. Latin.

    My parents gave my sister a huge gift certificate for Ikea and a laptop the Christmas before college. They also set up a trade account and put money in it that she could manage and use for spending money in college if it did well.
  • wdrmhbswdrmhbs Posts: 387Registered User Member
    Is it Rosetta Stone?:)

    I was thinking a laptop, but the only thing is... they are pretty expensive haha

    Then again, I will need one anyways :P
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Posts: 21,807Registered User Senior Member
    No, I'm actually asking for textbook and workbook (yes, that officially makes me a geek :].)

    Lol, yes that's what my parents figured... "Well, if we're going to have to get her one anyways, why not just get it now?"
  • wdrmhbswdrmhbs Posts: 387Registered User Member
    Thanks for your suggestions:)
  • HarrietMWelschHarrietMWelsch Posts: 2,119Registered User Senior Member
    Best to wait on the laptop until you know where you're going for sure - different schools have different requirements/suggestions about speed and capacity, and if you're getting a new one anyway, you'll want to keep an eye on those specs.

    How about speakers for your ipod?
  • Sheed30Sheed30 Posts: 12,425Registered User Senior Member
    I think the best would be like a laptop or something that can last throughout college
  • wdrmhbswdrmhbs Posts: 387Registered User Member
    Good suggestion, Harriet! I am actually getting a speaker system thing for my sister's ipod. I have a different kind of mp3 player and I really wouldn't use it to play music outside of my ears. Kind of hard to explain. I am weird like that
    Thanks:)
  • idnoidno Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    Ditto all of the responses above.
    I would either get...
    1) Laptop
    2) iPod
    3) iPod speakers
    4) Digital Camera
    5) Ikea giftcard (to buy dorm things in the future)

    :)
  • -Lurker--Lurker- Posts: 1,420Registered User Senior Member
    why would you get a laptop? The later you get a computer, the less expensive it will be and the better it will be.
  • wdrmhbswdrmhbs Posts: 387Registered User Member
    Why would it be less expensive?
  • sleepyzsleepyz Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    Well if you aim on getting a special computer, the older it is the least expensive it will be as time goes on. You can easily get a nice desktop for what $400 off Dell?

    I would get some giftcards, too. Like what idno said, "too buy dorm things in the future).
  • classof09classof09 Posts: 944Registered User Member
    I would definately say a digital camera. Something to record your memories of high school with and something to keep through college. :)
  • bulletandpimabulletandpima Posts: 9,826Registered User Senior Member
    What about a digital frame...
    Laptops go on sale big time in August + some colleges give you a break because they have a deal with whoever they want you to have. Finally the laptop you get now will be cheaper in August, so why get it
  • anisha08anisha08 Posts: 1,438Registered User Member
    I think that a giftcard to Starbucks/Chipotle would be awesome. Or a shopping spree on Threadless.com. :D
  • fizix2fizix2 Posts: 3,570Registered User Senior Member
    As long as we're listing really expensive gifts, why not get a car or something?
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