Whether you are finishing high school, college, or kindergarten graduation season is upon us. It is a very exciting, but also scary time. As a college student, the thought of graduating scares me to a quite almost literal death. Luckily, I have one more semester to wrap up before the time comes for me to walk across that stage, shake hands with the Chancellor, and receive my diploma. However, many of my friends are about to take that life-changing step. I wish them luck of course, but I am glad I am not there yet.
If you are like me and have some almost grads in your life, you are probably wondering what to get them to celebrate this momentous occasion. Here a few things that new graduates will actually want.
First, college is expensive. Graduating college is expensive. Life is expensive. Many college grads may be leaving college but they are entering an almost scarier experience: debt. If you are a billionaire please pay off as many tuition costs as you can, but on the good chance you are not a billionaire get your grad a gift card. It may not seem that personal or creative but as I said life is expensive. Every penny counts right now. Getting a $25.00 gift card to Walmart may not seem like a big deal, but it can make life a little easier for your grad.
Another idea would be to get your grad some job interview clothes. A nice pair of pants and a shirt can get pretty freaking expensive! Help them out by getting them some clothes to actually land a job so they can start to pay off their massive amounts of debt. The first impression is almost more important than the interview. You want that first impression to count so you have to look good.
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With graduation fast approaching, I thought I would share this great tip fo giving the gift of money. For those of you that went to college or are currently in college, you know just how valuable money can be during this time in a person’s life. When people use the term “broke college student”, they aren’t kidding! Money can help college students in so many different ways: food, rent, books, supplies, tuition, laundry, and so much more.
Take a balloon and fill it with rolled bills of various amounts and confetti. Blow the balloon up and tie it to secure its contents. A fun idea would be to take a large box (such as a refrigerator box), fill it with these money-balloons, and wrap it! How surprised would your graduate be to open this great gift?
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” is a fantastic book by Dr. Seuss. I received it as a high school graduation gift and it is so special to me. It’s a very inspirational book. I found an idea that involves this book but takes it to a whole new level.
Starting in Kindergarten, give this book to each teacher that your child has. Ask the teacher to write a message to your child. You can ask them in person or can write a little note to the teacher. Make sure everybody knows to keep it a secret! Present this book at his or her graduation and it will mean so much. This is so meaningful. Since each teacher has such an influence on the child and their education, they will love looking back at this.
My daughter is leaving for college next Fall and I don’t know if I am every going to be ready for it. This Spring will bring a ton of events and also some fun! She has prom in April, graduation in May (her graduation party is in the works of being planned) and the start of a summer job at the pool before she moves off to college!
She signed the lease to her apartment last week and we started looking for things to fill it with. It’s a smaller two bedroom apartment, but she really likes her roommate and I think she is really going to like living there. We’ll miss her though!
I found this floating desk while browsing around on Best Buy and this is a perfect spot to do homework yet doesn’t take up a lot of room. She’s going to love this! We’re going to surprise her with it as one of her graduation gifts. I can’t wait!
I had a great time in college. It was some of the best years of my life. It was great to get out of the house and start becoming established on my own. I loved the freedom and the responsibility that college offered. I wish that somebody would’ve given me a “guide” to some common freshman encounters and occurrences.
We have so many graduations to attend this Spring. Our entire fridge is covered in graduation invites! I thought of the perfect gift to get the high school graduations about ready to start the next chapter of their lives. It’s a book titled “The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything.” This book has gotten fantastic reviews and has great advice to students about to enter their first year of college. It can be very nerve-wracking to start a completely new chapter of a person’s life and this makes a great gift to either a young man or young women.