Gradutation Gifts

Graduation time is upon us again, this means many of us are wondering what to give the graduates we know to celebrate this milestone in their lives.  Whether your loved one just graduated from pre-school or has earned a PHD, all grads deserve a gift to say “Well Done!”

Here are 12 budget friendly and practical ideas you can make for the graduates in your life.  I’m sure which ever one you choose to give will be appreciated, specially by those that will be heading to college in the fall!

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Gradutation Gifts
Courtesy of Bead and Cord

I live in Hawaii where leis are given for many different celebrations, specially graduations.  It’s not unusual to see grads covered in leis from shoulders to head after a commencement ceremony.  We give leis made out of flowers, leaves, candy, ribbons, and best of all money.

Grads love the money leis best of all!  I know all my kids did.  Here’s a tutorial by Monica Lecast on  Bead and Cord.  You can use any denomination you want, but if you have lots of grads you may want to stick to $1 bills.

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Courtesy of Hubpages

Here’a another way to give money from Kylyssa on Hubpages.  This usually uses less bills than the lei, may be more budget friendly than the lei if you need several gifts.
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Courtesy of Clean and Scentsible

If your graduate will be driving off to college this fall than this Car Emergency Kit idea from Clean and Scentsible is a must.  Not only will your college bound kid be ready for a car emergency, but it may help ease your mind knowing she is.

You may want to add a hand held GPS tracker like the Garmin eTrex you can find on Amazon.com or a cell phone if your grad doesn’t have one already.

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Courtesy of Her Campus

This idea from Her Campus is a great idea for grads planning to do a bit of traveling.  This shadow box has a map background and the grad can fill it up with trip momentos.  The words on the glass are inspired by Dr. Seuss’s book of the same name.

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Courtesy of Her Campus

Here’s another great idea from Her Campus, a dry erase calender.  The college bound grad will need to keep track of classes, exams, parties, and more.

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Courtesy of Todays Mama

Here’s a great keepsake idea from Today’s Mama.  This graduation tassel ornament is sure to become a cherished gift.

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Courtesy of Mother’s Niche

This Survival Kit from Mother’s Niche is a great idea.  She uses a double sided hanging organizer to put snacks and other essentials along with gift cards, groupons, and even money.

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Courtesy of Lemon Jitters

Gift cards are always welcome specially when placed in these cute holders by Lemon Jitters.

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Courtesy of Lily the Wandering Gypsy

Every one needs a planner, whether your grad is off to high school, college, or to work she’ll need to keep track of schedules and appointments.  She’ll love this cute idea from Lily the Wandering Gypsy.

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Courtesy of House on the Way

I love letters!  This photo collage letter idea from House on the Way is a great gift.  It will make your grad smile every time she sees it on her dorm wall.

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Courtesy of My Sister’s Suitcase

Here’s a great frame idea from My Sister’s Suitcase.

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Courtesy of The Cards We Drew

This Mason Jar gift by The Cards We Drew has a surprize under its hat!  The hat is actually a gift card holder.

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Gradutation Gifts
Courtesy of Student Advisor

I love this idea!  Ok so this is 13, but I just had to throw it in.  This student’s parents clearly planned a head, like 13 years ahead!  They gave her this great book by Dr. Seuss signed by her teachers since she was 5 years old!

You don’t have to go that far back, but you can have friends and family write your grad their well wishes inside the book.  Or if you’ve got a little one heading for kindergarten this fall, it’s a great time to start getting teachers to sign it!

To buy your copy of this book from Amazon.com Click here!