Sometimes picking out a gift at the last minute is not easy and graduation gifts are no different. Whether you need to find a gift for a high school or a college graduate, here are some graduation gift ideas.
Journals and Diaries
Graduation is a time for reflecting back on the accomplishments and looking forward to college or work. A journal is a great gift for a high school or college graduate. They can write about their daily activities and thoughts as they get out into the world and a gift they will be able to keep forever and look back on.
A personalized or monogrammed leather bound 5-year journal is a great graduation gift and can usually be found at many types of book and specialty stores.
Depending on what career the new graduate is interested, golf can be the perfect way to get out and meet new people. And meeting new people in a chosen field is a great way to land a new job or meet new clients. Golf would not be for everyone. If someone has chosen to be a diesel mechanic, than golf probably wouldn’t be for them, but there are many other careers that can be enhanced by learning to play golf.
You can go to a local golf course and inquire about their golf lesson fees or ask at a local sporting good store. Private golf courses would usually be more expensive than a city owned golf courses. Most golf lessons start at around $60 for a 30 minute lesson and are usually taught by a PGA or LPGA professional.
Dress for Success Gift Cards
If your graduation gift is for someone graduating college, they might need some new clothes for those job interviews. One of the main complaints today from employers is that job applicants are showing up in jeans and sweatshirts. And that will not get anyone hired.
New clothes, shoes or a suit can cost quite a bit of money that a graduate might not feel like spending or cannot afford. A gift certificate from a men’s clothing store or women’s dress shop could be the perfect gift for many graduates. You can buy gift cards at each store like K&G Fashion, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom and Men’s Wearhouse. You can also go to GiftCardMall.com for other gift cards.
With most students owning a computer, laptop and iPhone these days, they might not have had any money left over to buy an E-reader or Kindle. An E-reader like a Kindle could come in very handy for those heading off to college with textbooks becoming available and affordable for a Kindle. College graduates could use a Kindle for studying up on job interview skills or just reading a good book once in awhile.
There are several models of the Kindle ranging in price from $69 to over $300 depending on the size of the screen, memory and other features.
Grad to Great: Discover the Secrets to Success in Your First Career
This book written by Anne Brown is a highly rated and no-nonsense guide on how to have a successful career. The book is available in paperback or Kindle and would go great with the Kindle as a graduation gift. The cost is $4.99 for the Kindle version or $17.58 for the paperback at Amazon.
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