Gift Ideas For Your Special Graduates


Your graduate, whether graduating from high school, college, or other institution of higher learning, will soon be making major life changes. You can recognize that significance with a gift which commemorates the occasion, provides practical assistance, supports a new job or career, or supports their interests.


Dawn Bryan, best-selling author of ہ€œThe Art and Etiquette of Gift Giving,€Â and founder of Qualipedia „¢, offers the following thoughtful gift ideas for your graduate depending on what phase of life he or she is entering.




ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Framed graduation day photo with inscription; video of the festivities

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Watches or jewelry with graduation date engraved

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Scrapbook of memories

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Collage of newspaper clippings from that day




ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Small refrigerator for their dorm room; Airtight container for storing food

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Subscription to their hometown newspaper to follow their favorite sports teams

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Gift certificate for two to special restaurant in new town

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Luggage with tags bearing name and new address

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Small appliances, such as travel iron, battery-operated vacuum

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Organizers, such as footlockers, that can double as seats in small dorms

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Gift certificate to school bookstore

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Car parking, car washes, or car insurance for semester

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Tickets home for the holidays (A gift for you as well)



ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Monogrammed briefcase or portfolio

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Subscription to professional journal, i.e. Wall Street Journal, Forbes, or AdvertisingÀšÃ‚  Age

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Reference books, such as law or medical tests, or a thesaurus

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Thermal water pitcher and glass or water bottle for desk

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Desk accessories, including picture frames with favorite family or pet photo

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Membership to health club near new office

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Membership and/or lessons at local clubs: tennis, golf, shooting, or health club


ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  If graduate is interested in art or literature, give book or work of art which may increase in value while she/he enjoys them

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Interested in investing, start an investment fund or open an IRA

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  If interested in outdoors give trip to escape the confines of the office, i.e. fishing, skiing, mountain climbing, back packing, canoeing

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  If interested in history, give trip with historical interest–Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., the Alamo, battlegrounds

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  If interested in theatre, concerts, opera, give season subscription and/or binoculars

ØÀšÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚ Ãƒ€šÃ‚  Give local courses, lessons or seminars in any area your graduate is interested in



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