Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tip Tuesday – Graduation Gift Ideas

Today is Tuesday, which means another addition of Trend Tuesday, except I have decided to make Tuesday - Trend or Tip Tuesday.  I know you were all waiting to read about my latest trend tip, but I’ll be honest I just wasn’t feeling trendy this morning.  I am not sure why, but I have a feeling it has to do with bumping my head yesterday.  I am such a klutz.  I leaned over to put something in my recycle bend and sure enough hit my head on the doorframe.  It wasn’t just a little bump.  I hit it pretty hard.  I have a bump on my temple and some bruising and have been a bit dizzy all day.  So I didn’t want to make my head hurt by thinking about trends and knew a post about graduation gift ideas would be much easier.

Graduation season is upon us.  I attended my brother’s college graduation a few weeks ago remember?  With graduation season comes graduation gifts.  I love buying gifts.  I try to find the perfect gift for the occasion.  Sometimes I do well and other times I crash and burn.  Here are some of my graduation tip ideas depending on the graduate.

High School Graduation:

I remember when I graduated from high school so many years ago; I was embarking on a journey - traveling from Point Pleasant, West Virginia to Miami, Florida.  I received many gifts and money, but some gifts were more helpful than others. 

Practical Gifts:

If you are the person that gives practical gifts, here are few suggestions for the high school graduate.  You could get them a small refrigerator, microwave, towels, sheets, or luggage.  All of these items would be perfect for the high school graduate that needs dorm room essentials.  Most stores have a dorm room stop where you could find these items.


Keepsake Gifts:

My family always has always been the kind to give keepsake gifts for presents.  I have tons of jewelry that I have accumulated over the years due to graduations or other big events in my life.  For a girl high school graduate, I would select a necklace or bracelet from Tiffany & Co.  These jewelry pieces are classic and definitely would not go out of style.  I am sure every high school girl would love to receive a little blue box.  I know I would. 

For a boy high school graduate, I would select a watch.  The watch would help them look professional but also be practical at the same time.  You can find nice watches everywhere.  Here are a few of my favorites:



College Graduation:

The college graduate is either going out into the real world or back to graduate school.  These items will work for either person and can be practical or keepsake.

A graduate will need diploma frames.  You can either select the frames for the graduate or get a gift card to Michael’s and allow the graduate to pick out the frames that they want. 

Another option for college graduates would be a briefcase, messenger bag or tote.  The briefcase would work perfect for going into the work force, but would also work for graduate school.  There are briefcase options at every store.  J and I purchased a briefcase for my brother for his college graduation.  We picked out a black leather briefcase from the Cole Haan outlet.  I wanted to select an item that would hold up and be professional.  I selected Cole Haan, because I have a leather handbag from there that I have had for over a year and still looks brand new.  You do not need to purchase from Cole Haan, I just like their products.  Here are a few briefcase options:

I hope these graduation gift idea tips help.  Follow me for future Trend or Tip Tuesdays.


(Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle) said...

These are all great Graduation Gifts Ideas...I'll take one of each please.. Great post.


Fashion By Alicia said...

I think I would take one of each too, lol!

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