Great Ideas for College Graduation GiftsThursday, May 16, 2013
When shopping for that perfect gift it can be challenging when you are buying for someone of a different generation. College or university graduation gifts which may have been perfectly acceptable when you graduated are not necessarily the same sorts of items today’s graduate might find particularly desirable. It can be tempting to simply give money or a gift card but that can diminish the meaningful recognition of such an important accomplishment.
Take the time instead to really think about what a young person about to embark on the next stage of their life journey might truly appreciate and enjoy and you will likely come up with an amazing gift idea.
When thinking about any gift it’s a good idea to aim for something which you believe the recipient would enjoy but not necessarily be able to justify buying for them self. If the person is someone with a love of cooking then a top quality chef’s knife set or a professional quality stock pot or frying pan might be genuinely appreciated. For someone who loves to travel a sturdy roller bag or a rugged duffle bag may be welcome; a fine quality portfolio or briefcase is ideal for someone just beginning their career.
Never underestimate the value of a good night’s sleep – the ability to relax, rest and awake refreshed is priceless; make it a possibility by giving the gift of a set of fine quality sheets or luxurious bedding. Something like a breathable down comforter is the sort of thing which will last for years and provide a daily reminder of your thoughtfulness. Look for a high loft version – most beds will be even more comfortable with a luxurious down comforter.