Graduation gifts ideas


So, your son or daughter is graduating, and you’re not sure what to get them. It can be difficult finding the right present for such an occasion, especially if your child is hard to buy for. However, there are plenty of great gift ideas that scream congratulations which your academic achiever is sure to love.

Personalized photo collage

Although your kid was probably too busy partying (and studying, of course) to take a lot of photos, they’re sure to have still racked up quite a few throughout their college years. These pictures symbolize the many great experiences they had in higher education, so why not commemorate them with a personalized collage. Using their favorite photos – Facebook is a big help here – you can surprise them with a gift that will always remind them of the good times. Plus, you can personalize it any way you want for that authentic touch. That way, they’re more likely to treasure this gift forever.

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Miniature travel kit

What’s your child doing now that they’ve finished their education? A lot of graduates take some time after college to go traveling and explore the world before they settle down with a career. If that’s what your kid plans on doing, then helping them prepare for the big adventure will likely be appreciated. While many former students would probably be grateful for some extra cash, not every parent is willing to part with their money. That’s why something like a miniature travel kit is a good idea. It gets them the essentials they need for their trip without you having to part ways with all of your money.

College merch

No matter what happens in their lives, your kid will always be able to say that they graduated from college. They’ll probably take a lot of pride in that, and will treasure the time they spent at their alma mater for the rest of their lives. It’s for that reason that buying your son or daughter some college merch will probably go down a treat. They might not have gotten around to buying something like a t-shirt or jumper while they were a student, so this is your chance to make up for that. Colleges typically sell a lot of merchandise with their name and logo on it, so there’s plenty for you to choose from.

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Charm bracelet

This is a gift that daughters out there are more likely to appreciate, although nothing is saying your son wouldn’t enjoy it too. Charm bracelets have become very popular recently, and they offer so much future gift potential. You never have to worry about what to get someone on their birthday because you can just buy them a new charm. It really takes the pressure off, and you can kickstart the tradition by getting them a bracelet for their graduation. The first charm can be something that represents their college experience, and then you can watch as they slowly multiply in number.

When it comes to graduation gifts, it can feel like you have to break the bank to get something meaningful. However, there’s no reason to splash the cash on your kid to celebrate such a monumental achievement. As long as something comes from the heart and has meaning to your son or daughter, then that’s all that really matters.