Saturday, June 12, 2010

Top 5 Graduation Gift Ideas

This is the time of year when we celebrate peoples graduation from High School or College. Since I have a son about to graduate from high school I found this to be very helpful. Hope this will help you as you decide what kind of gift you can give to a graduate.

Top 5 Graduation Gift Ideas:

Money – This is the most common and easiest gift to give. It’s an especially great gift if you know the graduate is saving up for something special.

College Bound Gifts – This is a pretty easy gift because most college freshman will be living in a dorm and need things for their dorm room. You could also give a gift with the school’s logo.

Technology – This is a more popular gift idea. Entertainment items like an MP3 player, an iTouch, or a mini netbook computer are very popular.

Experiential Gifts – Traditionally, this is thought of as the trip to Europe or backpacking through the countryside of a European country. It doesn’t necessarily have to be extravagant. For example, Greyhound has a Discover pass program where you buy a ticket that will take you anywhere in the USA for 7 – 30 days.

Memories – This gift helps capture some of the memories of the graduate’s life. It can be a compilation of photographs from throughout the years leading up to graduation or a professional photographic session that allows the graduate’s personality and interests to be reflected through portraits.

Bottom Line: The easiest gift is money. The gift that locks in memories and adds to the graduation experience will be treasured for a lifetime.

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I also recently talked with someone younger than myself and they recalled enjoying the gift of money the most. Also, ranked at the top of their list was gift certificates to restaurants, Walmart, or Target.

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