5 Best College Graduation Gift Ideas

Feb. 27, 2019 by Anna Micheletti

Graduation Gift Ideas

Although it’s only late February, graduation is quickly approaching and those soon-to-be graduates will be deserving of some pretty fantastic gifts.

Their hard work needs to be recognized! Here are five ideas of what to buy a graduate.

1. A nice, professional watch

A watch to tell time may be just what your future graduate needs. Always late to class? A watch and some motivation should fix that problem (we hope)!

In the professional workplace, punctuality is key. It shows determination and responsibility, and also reflects your personal standards. If your future graduate doesn’t own a watch yet, it’s about time they did.

2. A subscription for music

It’s nice every once in a while to take a break from all your work and just listen to some music.

Music has been shown to help people in many different ways. Whether you’re stressed, overwhelmed or just down in the dumps, music always has your back.

Think about purchasing a year subscription of either Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music or Google Play Music (among others) for your loved one about to graduate.

It will help them to relax and fully adapt to what most of us dread: adulting.

3. A basic cookbook

Now, we all want to believe that while in college, students are learning all the basic skills of life, including how to cook. However, we can’t expect them to be a master or appear on Top Chef anytime soon.

As much as we want to believe that this skill has been acquired by the time they have graduated, the majority of students can’t even boil pasta (from past experience, I now know that you can burn dry pasta while trying to boil it).

So, go ahead and invest in a cookbook for beginners because, let’s be honest — many graduates are going to knead it (pun intended).

4. Clothing store gift cards

Just think: soon your graduate will be off, interviewing for their first professional job in the real world.

Although this can be an incredibly daunting task, confidence will be their ticket to success. Purchase some gift cards from stores that have a good selection of professional, yet comfortable clothing.

After creating their perfect interview outfit, your soon-to-be graduate will feel confident enough to even give the boss a run for their money.

5. Airline gift cards

After graduating, your graduate might be craving a change in scenery.

What better way to celebrate them than by giving them a chance to travel and explore? Traveling will give them the gift of experience, which some people prefer over material items.

Although most of us may associate travel with the hassle of crowded airports, long flights and the possibility of missing luggage, the once-in-a-lifetime experience will trump the small inconveniences.

Hopefully after looking through these five ideas, you now have an idea in mind of what you would like to gift to your graduate.

Congratulations to all those who are graduating this semester. Hard work and dedication are finally paying off!

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