2006 Graduation Gift Ideas for College Students

 


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After sixteen years of school, your child is finally ready to battle the real world. That’s right – a life that will no longer include pizza at midnight, cramming for tests minutes before, and Beirut tournaments. After all of these memories, how do you expect to sum it up with a gift? For many parents, it is difficult to find a gift for their college graduate.

Graduation gifts always come with a lot of pressure. After all, your child expects you to show your pride through an extravagant present. Fortunately, there are ways to show them your appreciation without taking a loan out. For instance, many parents are now giving their children gifts that they can use out in the real world. If your child is getting an apartment, you could give them utilities or perhaps a gift card to a furniture store. If you are feeling creative, you could even gift them money for their future cell phone or heating bill. Your child will be very grateful, since we all know how expensive apartments are. Also, if they have already secured a job, you could go the extra mile and take them out for a shopping spree. After all, any new employee needs professional clothing. They will appreciate this greatly, since again clothing is always expensive. Nevertheless, if they are not yet moving out, there are many other options.

It all depends on the amount of money you want to spend. Some parents pay off their children’s school loans, while others simple give them a piece of jewelry for all of their hard work. No matter what you choose to do, your child will love the thought put into it. Another great idea is to give them a personalized graduation gift. This could mean creating a custom blanket, or putting their initials on a fancy necklace. Many women would rather have a new cell phone or a piece of jewelry, instead of baseball tickets to the most popular game. Perhaps even purchasing a day at the spa for the both of you, would give your grad some relaxation before the storm sets in.

If your favorite grad has a sweet tooth, you could also incorporate that into your gift idea. Chocolate gifts are always a sweet way to say that you care. There are hundreds of gourmet chocolate gifts online that actually personalize their candy. Many online stores now have special graduation packages, complete with a chocolate graduation bear and graduation cap gummies. Although this does sound like a simple gift, your child will appreciate the gourmet chocolate. It is also very easy to order, since chocolate delivery and wrapping is already done!

No matter what you get your child, you must remember that it is the thought that counts. No one expects an all paid for vacation, or a new apartment. College graduates are realistic and only want your appreciation and pride. With this thought in mind, it should be very easy to pick out something thoughtful. From concert tickets to a new chocolate treat, your grad will be happy that they have graduated!

Natalie Aranda writes on family and education. If your favorite grad has a sweet tooth, you could also incorporate that into your gift idea. Chocolate gifts are always a sweet way to say that you care. There are hundreds of gourmet chocolate gifts online that actually personalize their candy. Many online stores now have special graduation packages, complete with a chocolate graduation bear and graduation cap gummies. Although this does sound like a simple gift, your child will appreciate the gourmet chocolate.

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