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A memorable graduation gift can be a lifetime memento of a wonderful time in the graduate's life.
I hope to give you a great range of ideas that will help you to find the right gift for the graduate.
I have the top ideas plus, budget, going to college, charity, technology and green gift ideas.
Also there are cool extra value ideas to add to your gift presentation. I also have a great page on kindergarten gift ideas.
These top graduation gift ideas may help you decide what to give. Generally the American Retail Association report that the vast majority of people give money, with gift cards the second favorite. Also 9% give electronic gifts and 10% give apparel. Each person's spending totals about $100 on 2 graduates.
Money - The Number 1 Gift
Most people give money. You can look at money as adding to the college fund or perhaps it is intended for a special purchase. You can use the graduation year and give $20.18 as cash or check for example. You could also present the money in an origami shape. Very roughly you might give $20 to a friend up to $100 for family. As always stick to your own budget.
Gift Certificate - giving a gift certificate can be very versatile. You could use a large retailer such as Amazon with a huge range of goods, a favorite store of the graduate’s or a store that will be useful for college such as a stationery supplier or the college's own store. You might give a homemade gift certificate.
Apparel - buying apparel can help you set the graduate up for college, a job, a sport or travel. For fun accessorize the apparel and also add some surprises such as putting a lucky dollar in a pocket. Apparel is harder to buy but you can get advice from the graduate's family.
Digital Camera - a cool gift, add photos of friends and family to the memory card. Although we all use our cell phones for photos there are many graduates who will take high quality photos.
The photos can be used for other graduation gift ideas such as calendars.
Laptop - this may be an essential gift for the graduate for college. Again you can add some fun to it by adding a video with your congratulations message and photos that will be keepsakes for the graduate. A printer may also be required.
Pen - a personalized pen is a great gift which will give the graduate a constant reminder of how much you think of them. You can have a message added such as Congratulations, Simply The Best or Go Grad!, or just add their name.
Watch or Jewelry - a fabulous watch or piece of jewelry, engraved, will be treasured by the graduate.
Briefcase or Backpack - every graduate needs something to carry their college books and supplies. The coolest ones with the reinforced pocket for the graduate’s laptop are excellent. Add a surprise such as a dollar, photos, stationery, the graduate's favorite candy or a coffee mug, for example.
Celebration - a totally exciting gift would be tickets to see the graduate's favorite band, theater group or even movie. Add in some money for merchandise, drinks and snacks.
Travel or Luggage - the gift of travel opens up a whole world for the graduate. The travel can be for fun, interest or a beautiful location. You can accessorize the luggage, or give a passport holder or money belt, and pay for medical expenses or travel insurance . You can add surprises such as travel candy, a travel book, a fun sun hat, travel money or a disposable camera.
TV - choose a TV that the graduate can take to college.
College Care Package - there are a number of ways you can do this. You might put together a package with essentials such as laundry items, food and personal items such as toothpaste and soap You might make a fun package with treats, pizza gift certificate, DVD rental, books and an I-Tunes certificate. You could make a pack with college essentials such as paper, pens, highlighter pens, folders and other stationery. Hide a piece of candy, personal note or even a pizza gift certificate which the graduate will find during the college term
Personalized Gifts - make the graduate feel a little bit extra special with a caricature, personal song, magazine cover or an acre of moon. Also monogrammed bathrobe, wallet, handbag, purse, briefcase or sports equipment.
Exhilarating - give an extreme gift to thrill the graduate with a once in a lifetime session parachuting, mountaineering, rock climbing, paragliding or flying.
Interests - research the graduate‘s interests and pick a gift that fits their passion. For example, a football fan will love equipment or tickets to a game. Another example for a golf fan would be personalized tees, golf ball and club covers. Most activities have related equipment, clothes, coaching, books, DVDs and live event gift buying opportunities to delight the graduate.
Gift Baskets - can be anything you want to give to the graduate. You can buy a basket and fill it with all types of favorite foods, fruit, curry ingredients and a recipe book, a taste of a State with its best produce, personal care essentials, relaxing and spa essentials, candies and Starbucks items, for example.
There are many low cost graduation gift ideas which can delight the graduate. The graduation gift ideas are just as good as expensive gifts!
Humor - make up joke cards, buy funny books and buy DVDs that will make the graduate laugh. This laughter package can include a video of the graduate’s friends telling their favorite joke.
Going to college means the graduate needs many things. Some graduation gift ideas to help you choose:
The best technology graduation gift ideas are simply, laptop, cell phone, gaming station and games, tablet, printer, camera, speakers and headphones.
Some additional items to complement the graduation gift ideas are:
Consider Green graduation gift ideas with the emphasis on saving the planet. Some green graduation gift ideas are:
I hope you have found the graduation gift ideas you need. Some of the graduation gift ideas are a little different but I hope they help!