Thursday, May 23, 2013

Top Ten Gifts for Grads!

Top Ten Gifts for Grads

Graduation time is upon us and if you have a family member, friend, or loved one about to don the cap and gown, walk down an aisle, and receive their diploma, you want to get them a special and meaningful gift. Something that will commemorate this day; something they are able to take with them on the next leg of their journey, wherever that may be. People may often be stumped trying to figure out the perfect gift that will celebrate the achievements of the recently graduated. No matter your budget, here are ten great gift ideas!

Monogram Cufflinks
Personalized accessories are often a great way to go. Not only can you get something that has their name or initials on it, but when they wear it, they will think of you and their graduation gift. For girls, select such items like the Sterling Silver Celebrity Monogram Necklace, the Sterling Silver Name Tag Necklace, or the Infinity Bracelet with Initial. And for guys, there is no better gift than a set of Monogram Cufflinks. This will dress up their best business suit for interviews!
Silver Tag Necklace
Personalized stationery and a pen  is always a good idea. Graduates can use it to print their resumes, follow up with potential employers, or even just keep in touch with family and friends no matter where they have moved off to. They can also use it to send out Thank You messages for their graduation gifts!

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Get a graduate something they will need for the new apartment they will be moving into after graduation. Setting up a new home takes not only time, but also money. Giving a graduate something they can use to survive in their new place, like a set of pots and pans, a new microwave, or even a gift card to a home improvement store can go a long way and will be very much appreciated.

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Universities often have great gyms that are free to use by the students. But once they graduate, it is no longer available to them. Get someone a gym membership. They are sure to appreciate it!

If a graduate is moving to a new city or country, get them a guidebook that will tell them all there is to see, do, and eat. This way, they will know what is around them and what they can do in their off hours. The TimeOut Guide is a great example

Speaking about moving, how about helping with the cost of renting a moving truck to take all their belongings to their new place. This will free up money so the graduate is able to buy more essentials for their apartment, including furniture and electronics.

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It is very important for recent grads to start off on the right foot financially-speaking once they finish university. They will not only have to manage rent and bills, but also student loan payments. A great idea is to get a recent grad a few necessities that can aid them in their finances, including tax software (Like TurboTax or HRBLOCK) and financial planning books.
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For all the years a student is in university, they rely on food from the dining hall or takeout. Afterwards, these recently graduated students will need a bit of a push in order to fend for themselves in a kitchen. Giving graduates recipe books will be beneficial to not only their health but also their wallets. There are numerous cookbooks for people on a budget and those who have never cooked a day in their life until now.

Students work really hard for a number of years in order to obtain their diploma, therefore, they can really appreciate the gift of having their diploma professionally framed, and even customized with the colors of their alma matter.

And if no other gift idea seems good enough, you can always go with one of the all-time gift staples – money! You can never go wrong giving some cold hard cash!

Congrats to the class of 2013! You did it!
Celebrity Monogram Necklace is a perfect graduation gift!

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