Graduation Gift Ideas
Your graduate is preparing to move that cap’s tassel from one side to the other. Now’s the time to plan how you’ll honor this major milestone. Although graduation may feel like the end, it’s really a new beginning. Recognize your grad’s accomplishments, share in the pride, dispense inspiring words of wisdom, and most importantly CELEBRATE by grabbing great gifts that are sure to delight.
Reward your graduate’s hard work and show how proud you are with personalized graduation gifts. Find heartfelt keepsakes for college and high school grads at Things Remembered and Personalizationmall.com. You’ll find a wide selection of personalized picture frames, memory boxes, monogrammed fleece blankets, crystal keepsakes, key rings, leather portfolio, executive quality pens, engraved clocks and other desk accessories.
Send Them Packing
If the graduate is planning a trip to discover the world or heading off to college, then a piece of luggage or personalized travel kit makes for a great bon voyage. College-bound grads will appreciate your enthusiasm when you send them packing with college team apparel or fan gear. In fact, it may be the only thing they wear all semester!
Looking for a touch of sentiment to mark the occasion and last a lifetime? Think jewelry. For her, pearl studs are a classic, and this is the perfect time to gift her the real deal. She’ll think of you every time she wears them.
Another time-honored treasure is a charm bracelet. It’s a personal keepsake that will last through the years, allowing the receiver to add interests as her life grows. Include a “starter” charm with the engraved high school graduation date as a remembrance of when this tradition began.
Other graduation traditions include gifting birthstone rings or necklaces as a symbol of the event. Birthstones make a powerful statement of love that fits any style.
A feminine twist to show off a new collegiate’s team spirit is sterling silver jewelry from the NCAA®. Shop Inspired Silver for her team of choice.
And as not to forget the graduating guys, this is the perfect time for monogrammed cufflinks, money clips (with cha-ching included) or a class ring that symbolizes who they are and what they’ve accomplished. Look to Kay Jewelers for all these great gift ideas.
Decorative Dorm Art
From words of inspiration to pictures of their favorite places, if you know the graduate well, choose a poster with meaning to help decorate their dorm room. Successories.com offers motivational posters, and AllPosters.com is the place to go for just about anything.
College Survival Kit
Setting sentiment aside, try the practical college survival kit gift:
Laundry supplies — Fill a laundry basket with a set of sheets, laundry soap, fabric softener or dryer sheets, roll of quarters and directions on how to separate your laundry. It’s the perfect gift for the teen who is moving out.
Dorm room cafe— A hot pot for cooking those famed Ramen noodles, their favorite cereal and snacks. A single cup coffee maker with their favorite coffee, filters and travel mug to help sustain late night cram sessions and awaken them the morning of the exam.
Whatever gift you choose to give your graduate, remember you are celebrating a significant moment in their lives. Cherish it and enjoy the real gift of celebration – one another.