Grad gifts made simple

Getting the ideal gift for a graduate can always be a challenge; What do they want verse what they need and how much to spend. It can all be very stressful, so we are here to help make your grad gift buying decisions easier with these top gifts for grads. Also, If you are a recent grad and would like to contribute to this list please feel free to comment below.


We all know those school loans are burden and upon graduation they seem to creep up like storm clouds. Cash is the most wanted gift among grads for a couple reasons, first it helps with the school loans they have to start repaying. Second, it cash can be a big help if they are moving a distance for a new job, or getting their own  first official place (post-college). Last, grads can use this generous gift for anything they want and need, such as electronics, one last vacation before joining the real world, and picking out all those new work clothes.




Every grad want to take one last getaway before pursuing that dreadful duty of job hunting, or better yet, starting that new job now that they have their diploma in hand. Plane tickets/vouchers are a great gift because they can be used whenever is most convenient for the gift recipient, and allow them to create lasting memories and experience, truly a lasting gift.


Graduating Gals love to receive jewelry to mark this momentous occasion. Many jewelers offer graduation appropriate trinkets, such as Pandora who has a charm featuring a stack of books and an owl, or multi colored glass beads that you can coordinate with your alum’s school colors. Jewelry can easily be personalized for more meaning and keepsake too.


Just as good as cash, giving grads the freedom to use when, where and how they wish-Gift Cards are always a fail proof option. Available in any denomination to fit your gift giving budget, a gift card can be purchased for all types of retailers. Choose from the practical, such as gas stations, convenience stores, or wireless minutes; the Fun, such as restaurants, movies, media; and the in between, clothing, salon services, department stores and more!



For the more sentimental graduate, consider a personalized or engraved photo frame, sports jersey, monogrammed pen, or other personalized keepsake found at retailers such as Things Remembered.


We’re sure your grad will appreciate anything you wrap up with a bow, but hopefully the above list makes your grad gift giving duty easier. Congratulations Grads!


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