Graduation is a special time, whether you’re graduating from high school, college or even getting your degree a little later in life. What it boils down to is that graduation marks the end of something and the beginning of something else. Or rather, the start of a new life. Graduating is something that someone usually works pretty hard to do, therefore it makes sense to celebrate that moment with a special gift, something a little more unique than your average gift that you might give for most occasions. Have no fear though, I’ve compiled a list of unique gifts that will impress any graduate, whatever their age. Read on to find out more.
A watch is a gift often given on special occasions, like anniversaries or retirements. However, they can also be great graduation gifts. Watches are available in thousands of styles, and can nearly always be personalized with some engraving too, making it extra special and unique for that person. Choose engraving that celebrates their accomplishments and also wishes them well in their future. With so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one to match their personal style and fashion flair, but it’s always a good idea to choose a more conservative style so they can wear it to work and look professional, while also allowing it to match with as many outfits or suits as possible. You can choose a classic wrist watch, but there are also other types of watches, like a pocket watch, and all can be personalized just for them. A watch can also be a good gift for guys, but also gals too. Also, generally, a watch comes in a box that is impressive in itself and allows them to store it inside.
Class rings are a common gift or something that a graduate can choose to buy from their school. However, if they don’t have the option of an official class ring, then a personalized ring can be a good gift option. A ring can include insignias of their college and/or precious or semi-precious stones, plus the college name and year of their graduation. Other engraving might also be appropriate such as special wishes or greetings from you. Do be careful to get an appropriate ring for the graduate, and not something that can be misconstrued regarding your relationship. You’ll also want to be careful about their ring size, so a ring might only be a good gift option for other family members or close friends to give as a graduation present.
Personalized Pen & Pencil Set
Every adult needs a good pen and pencil set, and they can make great gifts for graduation. You can choose something more inexpensive like plastic or rubber style pen sets with their name printed on the side. However, for graduation, a nice matching pen and pencil set which is made from a more impressive looking shiny metal, with engraving of their name rather than printing would be most ideal. This might be a little more expensive, but will be a worthwhile gift that will last a long time. You can also choose more modern styles of pens, which might have styluses on the end. These types of pens would surely come in handy for someone who will make their living using a lot of technology.
Personalized Business Card Holder
Just about everyone entering the business world, no matter the industry or niche will need business cards. While they should be responsible for getting their own business cards, after all, you won’t know what they need to have printed on it or their preferred style of card design, you can get them something to hold those business cards. You have two choices in this area. One is a business card holder which sits on their desk. This can be metal or more often in wood. They can be engraved with the person’s name to make it completely unique and customized just for them. The business cards sit in a stack so that customers or clients can take a card as needed. The other option is a business card holder which fits inside of their pocket or purse. These are usually made of stainless steel and have a shiny chrome look. The cards are kept inside the holder, keeping them safe from damage when they are in their pocket or purse. It also makes for a good impression for the potential client or customer, and gives off an aura that the person is organized and professional.
Whether they will be commuting, job hunting or starting a new job, the new graduate can certainly make good use of a coffee mug or a travel mug. Make sure to include their initials or name on the mug. This is another very practical gift that they will be able to use for a long time for their coffee or tea of whatever they prefer to drink in the morning or on their way to work.
Someone graduating is likely to need their own place and car, necessitating the need for a keychain to keep their important keys. A personalized keychain would make a lovely gift. Choose a keychain that is made from durable stainless steel and includes their initials. This can make for a practical and useful gift that will last quite a long time, keeping their important keys safe and together.
For guys who wear suits, a set of personalized cufflinks would be a great gift idea. Cufflinks are the ideal accessory to really set off that new suit and give them a more professional look at work. Typically, cufflinks don’t have a lot of room for engraving, so initials are what is most often engraved on them.
Personalized Tie Accessories
Similar to cufflinks, a tie accessory, such as a tie clip or pin would be a nice gift idea for the graduate, especially if they will be working in a business environment. Most typically, their first name would be engraved, or their initials.