Graduates manage to successfully navigate years of school, passing exams and turning in tons of homework along the way. Once the requirements are met, they have a few hours of graduation service and then on to life. If you’ve forgotten to pick up a present or want to add something extra to the gift bag, there are some winning, last-minute gifts you can find right in your area. Regardless of your graduate’s interests, you can find something he or she will love!
Coffee Travel Set
Many grads love Starbucks! That’s a good thing since he or she will be spending a lot of time in the job force. Buy a coffee travel mug and a bag of gourmet coffee. Stuff them in a bag with tissue paper. Hang a coffee measuring spoon from the bag handle. You could also purchase flavored covered coffee beans, syrups, or a French press.
A Basket of Chocolate
When you don’t have time to have something personalized, go for the chocolate! Fill a basket with a variety of chocolate bars like milk, dark, or white. Add packets of hot chocolate, chocolate cookies, and bags of mini chocolate bars. Delicious, even if it’s last minute.
Grads don’t have a ton of extra money — those student loans add up! Prepay for a three-month or six-month gym membership in his area. Ask for a gift card or a certificate and slide it in a card. You could also tie the card to string and wrap it around a small dumbbell.
The Writer’s Gift
For grads who love to write, give a set of journals and a pack of gel pens. Tie them all together with a satin ribbon. You can easily find diaries and journals at local dollar stores. Write an inscription inside the front cover to wish the grad well!
The Ultimate Gift: A Gift Card
When time passes you by, your gift choices are limited. Here’s when you can give the ultimate gift: a gift card. Many grocery and department stores sell cards for eBay, iTunes, and Amazon. Load money on an American Express, MasterCard, or Visa card. If you know their favorite restaurant, buy a gift card from there.
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