10 Ideas For Graduation Gifts
If you don't know what to get for your high school or college grad, learn about 10 ideas for graduation gifts at MadeMan. People in this age range tend to like the same things, so getting them a gift will be relatively easy, if you look at these ideas:
- Money. Yes, you have probably thought about this, so it is not any kind of great epiphany. If you have money and you are hesitant to give it to your graduate because you are afraid of it being "impersonal," don't worry. Graduation is completely acceptable occasion to give money. If, however, you are concerned that your graduate might spend the money on beer or pot, money might not be the best gift.
Electronics. High school or college graduates need technology. Any sort of iPod, laptop, camera would be greatly appreciated. Note: Even if the graduate already has the same kind of technology, like a laptop (for example), they would definitely still appreciate a smaller, more portable notebook size laptop.
- A trip abroad. If you are the parents of a graduate, and you can afford this, a trip abroad would be a great gift idea.
- A domestic trip. If you can't afford to send your grad abroad, consider buying them a plane ticket to go visit a friend, for example. Colleges have graduations on different schedules and it is popular for a person who graduates before their friend (for example) to go visit the friend's college during the last couple of weeks and attend graduation parties and such. This is also a great way to get rid of your graduate for a little while if they intend to move back in with you after college.
- Cookware. If the graduate is moving into their own place, it might be nice to get them something to cook with. If they are like most college students, their cookware is probably a can opener and a microwave. Consider getting them a spice rack or some essential pots and pans.
- A suit. Most high school or college grads don't own very nice clothes and now they might be faced with going on job interviews. If you don't want to pick out the suit yourself, go to a store and get a gift card. Again, this won't seem impersonal to the graduate.
- A watch. Most grads don't own watches either. Graduation is a time when many parents or grandparents give important watches that were passed down to them from their parent or grandparent.
- Outdoor equipment. What does your grad do for fun? A new snowboard or skis would be a great graduation gift. If you want to get them something less expensive, think of something else they need for their hobby, like a jacket or a new pair of boots.
- A car. If you really want to go all out, a car is definitely a top ten idea for a graduation gift. This is obviously a gift best suited for parents or grandparents of the graduate.
- Class ring. Be careful with this one, because not all Graduates like their school or want to show "school spirit." You will also need to know your graduate's ring size.