Graduation means entering into a new phase of life. If you know someone graduating, their hard work deserves to be rewarded with a thoughtful token of congratulations.
So what’s the perfect gift for that graduate in your life? As they move on to new territory and tackle the next chapter, here are six ideas to help you share your love and good wishes.
1. Greeting Card
Keep it simple with a classic card, giving it a personal touch with your own handwritten note inside. This And So the Adventure Begins Card will send them off on a new journey encouraging them to be bold, determined and courageous.
And don’t forget to stick a little gift card or check in the envelope for good measure! Every recent graduate could use a few extra dollars for a treat-yourself-moment.
Encourage them to remember their new chapter by writing down their thoughts, dreams, ambitions, and day-to-day victories. Remind them to Never Settle, aiming high in their career, relationships and values.
If you want to add some sentiment to the gift, write an encouraging note on the opening page, sharing a personal story or favorite anecdote to inspire them on their upcoming adventures. You can also include a personalized pen so that they have an elegant writing utensil with which to jot down their thoughts.
3. Encouraging Wall Art
Everyone can use a little motivation now and then — especially new graduates who are tackling new jobs, furthering their education and moving to new places. Help them liven up their office or living space with a few pieces of inspirational wall art.
Try this one to encourage fearless living, this one to push them out of their comfort zone or this one to reassure them that they’re exactly where they need to be. And, for an extra nice touch, include a frame or other hanger for the piece so that it’s already wall-ready.
With this gift, your favorite graduate will be wearing your words — so make them count! Order a custom, hand-stamped bracelet with a favorite Bible verse, saying, quote or date. With several color and design options, there’s sure to be one that fits the recipients style. They’re simple and neutral, making them a perfect match for any outfit.
5. Travel Tote Bag
Graduation often means travel to new places! An overnight travel bag is the perfect gift for a globetrotting graduate. Make sure it’s roomy yet small enough for easy transport. While guys will likely prefer a canvas or leather style, girls may enjoy having their monogram or a floral print to give the piece some personality.
6. Custom Stationery
Entering adulthood means your graduate will likely need to write some cards in the near future. Whether those are thank you cards, follow ups on job interviews or just notes of encouragement to friends or coworkers, simple and classic personalized stationery can fit all of those purposes and more.