arrival of graduation season may have you fretting over how to
find just the right gift for that special graduate in your life.
gift-giving doesn't have to be hard. Some creative thinking, and
delving into your graduate's future plans and current interests,
can help you give a memorable graduation gift.
Here are some universal, practical, fun and inspirational ideas
for graduation gifts:
For Any Graduate
Some graduation gifts fit well for grads from grade school to
the majority of graduates will always welcome money. But an
envelope with cash can seem impersonal. Gift cards are a great
alternative, especially when purchased from such grad-friendly stores as Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Linens 'n Things, or Pier 1 Imports. For that graduate who loves to Internet
shop, consider e-gift certificates from Amazon.com, iTunes, or other popular online retailers.
framed print of Rudyard Kipling's renowned inspirational poem
"If." In the poem, "The Jungle Book" author outlines the ideal
techniques for coping with the adversities of life. Its calm,
no-nonsense advice is sure to inspire both high school and college
graduates to excel. Prints are available from many sources,
and can even be personalized with the graduate's name and date
know a senior on his or her way to college, put together a "Survival
Kit" that includes a watch, caffeinated beverages, chocolate,
breath mints, cushioned shoe insoles and a telephone calling
card. Also consider items that regularly appear on any list of dorm room kitchen essentials.
practical side, high school graduates going off to college have
some very basic needs that can add up, from a laundry basket
to bed sheets and towels. Consider putting together a basics
basket, using a laundry basket as the base, and fill it with
personal items like a toothbrush case, and other kitchen, bathroom
and laundry supplies.
graduates entering the business world can always use some help
to look the part. A good-quality brief or attaché case
can help the job-seeking grad make a professional statement.