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Graduation gift ideas

With graduation just around the corner you juniors and seniors will probably begin to receive invitations to your senior friends’ graduation parties. While graduation gifts are not a requirement to partake in the merriment, you might be wondering what you should get them for graduation. Here are some gift ideas for your close senior friends.

1) Meaningful Jewelry

Give your friend something they can wear. Check out these jewelry ideas that will remind your friend of you whenever they put it on.

Compass necklace:

This necklace can be found at http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153120048/graduation-gift-gold-compass-necklace?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share
This necklace can be found here.

Stamped penny jewelry from the year of graduation:

This charm for a necklace or bracelet can be found at  http://www.etsy.com/listing/150681201/2013-stamped-penny-class-of-2013?share_id=5509&hmac=16a7d7683a4d1c94f13752ad883498dd436044de&utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share
This charm for a necklace or bracelet can be found here.

2) Food:

Who doesn’t like food? Give your graduate a gift that will make their taste buds happy.

Candy Basket:

Many examples of candy baskets can be found online, this one comes from http://www.pinterest.com/pin/402650022906380535/
Many examples of candy baskets can be found online, this one comes from pinterest.

Other options are gift cards to local restaurants or restaurants around the graduates future college, packages of their favorite food, or cooking a meal together before they leave.

3) Useful Items:

As you and your friends part ways, leave them with handy tools to make their college experience easier.

College Survival Kit:

This cute survival kit includes things like pictures, food, movies, notes, and other practical items. It can be found at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194499277629823864/
This cute survival kit includes things like pictures, food, movies, notes, and other practical items. It can be found here.

Water Bottle:

This adorable water bottle has a handy compartment for all of your important items. It’d be perfect for the gym buff. It can be purchased at http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-kangaroo-water-bottle-with-pocket-673.html
This adorable water bottle has a handy compartment for all of your important items. It’d be perfect for the gym buff. It can be purchased here.

4) Books:

For your bookworm friends or friends nervous about the college experience, check out these college advice manuals and cookbooks to help them through the difficult transition.

College Advice Books:

This college survival book can be bought on amazon and other literary retail sites. http://www.amazon.com/The-Naked-Roommate-Issues-College/dp/140225346X/ref=pd_sim_b_3?tag=viglink122552-20
This college survival book can be bought here.

College Cookbook:

starving students cookbook
There are many different college cookbooks, this one boasts over 400,000 recipes. It can be found here.

5) Pictures:

Give a memory board or digital picture frame to your sentimental friends, to remind them of all the fun times you had in high school.

Memory Board:

Customized memory boards are great for display on desks. This magnetic one comes in many different fabrics. https://www.etsy.com/listing/89158266/magnetic-board-design-your-own-magnetic
Customized memory boards are great for display on desks. This magnetic one comes in many different fabrics and can be purchased here.

Digital Picture Frame:

Digital picture frames are a good option for a close friend you have a lot of pictures with. This one can be found at http://www.staples.com/Viewsonic-8-inch-VFM820-50-UltraSlim-Digital-Photo-Frame-Black/product_108946?cid=PS:GooglePLAs:108946&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=108946&KPID=108946
Digital picture frames are a good option for a close friend you have a lot of pictures with. This one can be found at staples.

 

By Kelsey Harper

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