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Hello, everyone. It’s the middle of May, so you know that it’s graduation season. Students from all over the country will be graduating from high school and college. They’ve spent years in the classroom, and they are preparing for that moment to walk across the stage. It’s an incredible feeling. My last graduation was in 2008. I still remember that moment like yesterday. My friends and family came to Savannah to show me love.
One way that you can show the graduate in your life some love is by purchasing him or her a graduation gift. There are hundreds of options to choose from. Today, I want to share with you 15 unique gifts for graduates. Most of the gifts can be for both high school & college graduates. Let’s start with the first gift idea.
Getting your graduate some stock in his or her favorite company is an excellent idea. In my opinion, the stock market should be used to build wealth long term. There are several brokers to choose from. Stockpile is a very affordable option. You only pay $0.99 per trade. You can also purchase shares of any amount. If you are interested in Stockpile, check them out here. They are offering new users $5 that they can use towards their first purchase.
Everyone could use a nice watch. I wore my last one until it literally broke. This Apple watch right here is pretty stylish. Your graduate will definitely like it.
If the graduate enjoys sports, this next gift option will come in clutch. Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are in full effect during May. Depending on where you live, an NBA team might be playing in the playoffs. When purchasing your tickets, you should check Ticketmaster and Stubhub. Those two sites will have the best prices.
You can’t go wrong with gift cards. If you’re not sure what to get your graduate, grab them a gift card to one of their favorite stores. If you’re not sure what their favorite store is, grab them a gift card from Amazon. They have damn near everything.
While I’m discussing Amazon, you should consider purchasing Amazon Prime for your graduate. Amazon Prime is a program that allows members to stream music, videos, and books. It also provides free shipping and other savings. Amazon Prime has a free 30-day trial. After that, you pay $99 per year or $10.99 per month. If your graduate is going to college, you can also consider Amazon Prime Student. It has a free 6-month trial. After that, it’s $49 per year.
If you want to get your graduate a state of the art gift, the Amazon Echo is it. It is a state of the art smart speaker that you can talk to. It can play music, create to-do lists, create alarms and more.
College Dorm Trunk
This could be the perfect gift for a high school graduate. Most college dorms only have so much room. A trunk will help them with storage. Students can put their clothes, bedding and laundry supplies in it. Here is an example of a good sturdy trunk.
T-Shirts can be another good gift idea. There are hundreds of shirts to choose from. If the graduate likes sports, you can get them a shirt with their favorite team on it. If they like Marvel or DC comics, you can get them a shirt with their favorite superhero on it.
If I were graduating, I’d love a free trip. Heck, I’d enjoy a free trip right now. I’m sure any graduate would be happy to receive a free flight or hotel stay somewhere. Orlando is an excellent city to visit. There is more than just Disney World down there.
If you’re not willing to splurge on a trip, you could get your graduate some new luggage. Suitcases get old, and they can break at the worst time. The handle broke on mine in the airport once. I was pissed. Some new luggage could be exactly what your graduate needs. This two-piece set is only $34.99.
If your graduate is a coffee maker, then this is the gift for them. By making their own coffee, they won’t have to give their money to Starbucks anymore. Above is the Cuisinart DCC-3200. It is a best seller.
The next gift idea on the list is a drone. If the graduate likes video or photography, the drone could help them with their hobby. The Riviera RC Sky Boss FPV Drone has live streaming and HD video.
Any graduate would enjoy a tablet. Some people like them because they are smaller than most laptops. This Fire Tablet comes with 8 or 16 GB. It’s only $50.
Knowledge is power. Just because someone is graduating, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t stop learning. I will always enjoy picking up a physical book to read. Some good books that I’d suggest that people check out are:
The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley
Hustle Away Debt – David Carlson
You Only Live Once – Jason Vitug
Last, but not least, you can just give the graduate cash. You can’t go wrong with that. It’s a very straightforward and easy gift. You won’t have to spend time searching online or at the mall for it. I doubt any graduate would be mad if you gave them some money.