Last minutes graduation gifts offer the graduate an opportunity to go into their future with a little boost and comfort knowing that their efforts were valued and appreciated. Some quick ideas to help those seeking that last-minute acknowledgment to their graduate can be simple but valued.
Cash– Always the go-to for many new graduates who seek to have a little head start in whatever direction they choose to take in their new adventurous life. It affords them the ability to transit in a smoother fashion while offering a bit of cushion to their dwindling bank account.
Gift Certificates– A handy idea for the college bound graduate. If the location of the college is known, it could be a simple and easy fix to find local stores, shops, eateries and gas stations. These types of gifts can provide an emergency backup or a getting started in providing much needed items.
School Supplies– Any new graduate that plans on furthering their education will need substantial supplies to begin their journey. Supplies may include pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, bedding and more. The list is often exhaustive, overwhelming and expensive to a new college student.
Jewelry– You can offer a small token of a simple necklace, bracelet, watch or charm that depicts and honors the love and appreciation that you have of a new graduate. The jewelry can be affordable yet classy. Take a look at Things Remembered or a local jeweler. Be sure to use shop at home for additional saving of cash back. Currently, Things Remembered is offering 5% cash back while Best Buy is offering 1.5% .
Electronics– Every new graduate needs an up to date laptop or tablet. While a bit on the expensive side, perhaps a few people can get together and spread out the cost. It would be a highly valued and useful item. For a quick view of the latest laptops can easily be seen at www.bestbuy.com. If shopping at the store, be sure to ask an associate for assistance and recommendations on your selection.
Software– Every new college student is going to need Microsoft Office Student Version. This program will be widely used as professors and advisers will send and expect responses to assignments using Microsoft word. Best Buy and local stores typically offer this item. It’s expected cost can be in the area of $150. You can choose to get it through a college bookstore at a much cheaper rate.
Whether your budget is big or small, the thought that you put into honoring a graduate will be received well and appreciated immensely. It could just be the inspiration they were looking for to push them into the new adventures of adulthood that they thought they already knew everything about.