Graduation Gifts

Graduation gift ideas


Graduation season is upon us once again, and time to start thinking about gift ideas. Chances are that your high school graduate might be thinking of college. What do you think they will need for a life of independence?

Panasonic NN-H965WF Microwave Oven

Panasonic NN-H965WF Microwave Oven

This microwave is unique and your grad will appreciate it - a pulsing delivery of microwaves keeps food like stew, gravy and desserts warm in the oven until you are ready to eat it.

SMALL APPLIANCES, Panasonic NN-H965WF Microwave Oven (Catalog Category: Small Appliances / Home Appliances) - $216.15, 4.49 shipping - Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

Crossover 38L Wheeled Convertible Luggage

Crossover 38L Wheeled Convertible Luggage

A truly flexible piece of luggage. Travel with your laptop, roll it through airports or carry it on with hideaway backpack straps. Either way, your graduate can take it all anywhere they go.

Crossover 38L Wheeled Convertible Luggage with Laptop Compartment BLACK - $299.95, Free shipping - Available at LuggageBase

Nespresso Pixie Brown Machine

Nespresso Pixie Brown Machine

Keep your graduate awake with a sleek designed coffee maker. Makes a brew in 25sec.

Nespresso Pixie Brown Machine - Electric Aluminum - Frontgate - $229.00, 24.00 shipping - Available at Frontgate

Kindle Fire HD 7" 8 GB Wi-Fi Black Tablet

Kindle Fire HD 7

No more carrying heavy text books. Read all on an new kindle as well as watch movies and play games.

Kindle Fire HD 7" 8 GB Wi-Fi Black Tablet w/ Special Offers - 2013 Model (Fire OS 3.0, LCD Touchscreen, 1280x800, 10 Hours) - $139.00, Free shipping - Available at Amazon.com

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The American Red Cross Sends Out The Wrong Message

We had storms come through this weekend in East Texas, but fortunately it didn't get as bad as they thought. The same storm did hit really hard in Arkansas and Oklahoma though and so far it's estimated that 16 people lost their lives. If you live in this part of the US you know that Spring can be pretty turbulent and the threat of bad storms is always around us.

I was checking my Twitter accounts while the storms were hitting and I was really surprised to see a message that the American Red Cross was tweeting from many of their local chapters:

Why I thought this was a really poor message to send out is because ANY home is a dangerous place to be in a tornado - the best place to take shelter if you find out that a storm is approaching is in a properly designed storm shelter.

When I looked at footage of the homes that were destroyed by these tornados they mostly looked like brick or frame constructed homes as well as some commercial buildings - to date I haven't seen one manufactured home that was damaged in these storms.

When the tornados hit Moore Oklahoma last year nothing was left standing in the path of those tornados - even a hospital and schools were flattened. After visiting that area myself, it is a miracle that more lives weren't lost.

No matter what type of structure you live in, you need to have a plan in place in case you do experience one of these storms. Staying in your home and trying to beat the odds might be one of the last things you do.