A graduation is a milestone event. For the high school student, it marks the entry to adulthood, either at college or in the workplace. For the college graduate, it marks a bittersweet moment of leaving friends and a safe place of learning to transition to the “real world” of work and responsibility.
Finding the appropriate gift to mark this important event can be challenging. Should a gift be sentimental, humorous, practical, advice-giving, or some combination of these? We have assembled some great gift ideas for all graduates. While we list only a few gift ideas below, we have many more in our Woman Around Town Amazon Store.
Advice Giving Gifts
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – it’s the perennial graduation gift combining the nostalgia and humorous rhymes of Dr. Suess, while imparting comforting advice and encouragement to anyone embarking on a journey.
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life is David Foster Wallace’s advice on living a thoughtful and conscious life, written in Wallace’s unique blend of casual humor and exacting intellect. This commencement speech given to the graduates of Kenyon College in 2005 has become one of the most quoted and excerpted book about the way forward.
Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke. This four-time academy award nominee wrote this for his own children as a short guide for a life of meaning and beauty. The premise – A knight away at war and fearing he may not return writes to his children about love, solitude, grace, honesty and forgiveness. It is a beautiful book for reflecting on a life already lived and yet to be lived.
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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera with Accessories. While not in itself a sentimental gift, this instant camera will capture all the memories of the moment. Including enough film for 40 photos, picture frames, stickers and a photo book to hold the photos, this gift will let your graduate create and document his most cherished memories.
Diploma Frame and Keepsake is the perfect way to preserve your graduate’s diploma with room for a graduation photo and graduation cap tassel. It’s a wonderful gift to celebrate the graduate’s accomplishments and hold onto happy memories.
This Leather Journal Gift Set is a lovely way to send your graduate into world. Encourage him or her to record memories, ideas, events, and insights. Who knows where it will lead?
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Gifts that Look Forward
Tumi Woman’s Sinclair Passport Case which holds a passport, credit cards and plane tickets is the ultimate in quality and protection. As your graduate heads off on her “grand tour,” provide her with a durable, elegant passport case that comes with Tumi ID theft protection, keeping passport, global entry, and credit card information safe from RFID scanners. Get the Tumi Men’s Passport Case here.
Samsonite Aspire Xlite Expandable Spinner 20″ comes in 10 colors and is large enough for extra capacity yet will easily fit in an overhead compartment. The four wheel spinner system makes it easy to maneuver no matter how heavy. Your graduate will easily make it to college or off to a much needed vacation with this superior quality carry-on.
Discraft Ultra-Star Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate Frisbee is the ultimate college sport. This popular co-ed sport is played on college quads throughout the country. Equip your graduate so he or she can practice before heading to college and will be ready for a pick-up game when there. These games get pretty intense, so protect your graduate’s hands with essential Ultimate Frisbee Gloves.
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