You just realized someone in the family or a dear friend is graduating from high school or college or another institute of higher learning. Yet you have no gift, and the graduation date is looming nearer. No worries, because here are five last-minute gifts for the graduate that are timeless, practical, and long-lasting. Some are online gifts you can purchase and ship immediately, while others are simply great gift ideas you can do yourself if you’re truly pressed for time. Now find out what each gift has to offer and how to go about purchasing one or several of them.
You can never go wrong with a gift basket of any kind. This can be something you personalize or fit a particular need. Who doesn’t love getting some chocolates or nuts or even champagne? GiftTree.com offers an array of gifts for the graduate they’ll appreciate. Some of their best sellers include a Graduation Rest and Relax Spa Kit, the Metropolitan Gourmet Gift Basket featuring an assortment of chocolates, nuts, and cookies; and a California Classic Wine Basket. Prices range from $40 to $60 on these best sellers and beyond. Gift Tree also provides quick shipping to any area.
Collage Photo Frame
Why not cherish all those selfies and other photos into hard copy prints for a photo collage frame signifying your graduation year? At PersonalizationMall.com they feature a frame with a white mat board spelling out Class of 2014. Here you can put all your memorable photos that will stand out on the wall from an unforgettable experience. This frame is on sale at $34.45.
Contiki travel package
If your graduate loves to travel this is an ideal and unique gift. Send them off on an age-specific travel group where all the details are taken care of. No more worries of how to get there, where to stay, and where/what to eat. All you do is pick the vacation from Contiki. They simply pack light and off they go. This tour company deals with travelers ranging from ages 18-35.
One Share of Stock
At OneShare.com you buy actually buy one share of their favorite company or a business that matches their interests. This is ideal for business majors or anyone interested in building a portfolio for their future. There are many companies to choose based on age and gender. Once the stock is purchased they’ll receive a custom certificate suitable for framing, plus a complimentary start-up kit with a personalized card and easy reference guide.
I remember these from my childhood and it’s good to know they’re making a comeback of sorts. These are U.S. Savings Bonds where you can choose the denomination anywhere from $50 to $10,000. With these series EE bonds they’ll increase in value over time and be at full maturity in 30 years. This is an excellent way to save for the future. You can purchase them at TreasuryDirect.com