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Graduation Gift Ideas That They'll Actually Enjoy

Posted by August on May 14, 2021 10:22:20 AM

*Cue Pomp and Circumstance* It's almost time for graduations. What an exciting time for students, their parents, family, and friends. Graduating from high school or college is a major life accomplishment. So, that leaves the question, what kind of gift can you give a graduate to show your pride in them for completing such an educational milestone?

Something Sentimental

Graduation is the perfect time to gift that family heirloom you've been holding onto or another gift with sentimental value. The hardest part about finding the perfect graduation gift is that very few tangible items convey the pride and emotion that such a special occasion brings, making something sentimental the perfect gift idea. My sister recently graduated from The University of Alabama (Roll Tide); I got her a birthstone ring, which was the same gift that I received from my late grandmother when I graduated from Coastal Carolina University.

Something for Their Next Stage of Life

Not only does graduation mark an educational milestone, but it also marks the start of a new chapter in life. Whether your graduate is going to college, work, or the military, they will be entering a new stage of life. Finding a gift that will help them in their next stage shows your pride in their accomplishment and dedication to support them in the future.


No matter what stage of life your graduate is heading into next, they're going to need money. Although money can sometimes seem like an impersonal gift for such a big occasion, it really will help as they're establishing themselves in their next stage. Graduation money is a great nest egg to start planning for a healthy financial future, as well as a great resource to get established before beginning a new chapter.

Graduating from high school or college is an accomplishment that we all should celebrate. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to see an educational endeavor through to completion. So, with that being said, Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021, and thank you to the friends and family who helped them along their journey.

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