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Gift Ideas for Graduation


Graduation - Embarking on Professional Pursuit

Graduation is the action is completing and receiving an academic degree within a ceremony. Students who participate in graduation become graduates. The actual date of graduation is sometimes also referred to as 'degree day' and the graduation ceremony can be called one of many things including commencement, invocation, convocation, or simply graduation. After graduates have received their degrees, they often refer to themselves as the class of whatever year they graduate. In some countries, students even graduate when they move from primary or secondary school to upper levels.

Graduation is an important step in any young person's life and giving a gift to the graduate is fully appropriate. There are many items from which to choose. Here are a few suggestions:



This gift item is one of the most exciting gifts to a new graduate. The graduate is often going off to college or starting a new job and they will be able to use the extra money for materials they may need for their new form of life.


You can buy the graduate any number of books. If she likes to read fiction, find out her favorite style and look for a book in that genre. Once she has graduated, she more likely has time to read for pleasure. You could also buy a book in her chosen profession to help her get more acquainted with her future job. Or you could buy her a personalized Bible or another book related to faith to help her on her spiritual walk.

Religious Gifts

These types of gifts are thoughtful and often become very sentimental to the student. You can buy the graduate any number of religious jewelry items including a gemstone cross pendant, golden cross jewelry, patron saint medals, or crucifix jewelry. Whatever the particular style of the recipient may be, you should be able to find some type of religious jewelry to fit into their lives. You could also consider personalized religious gifts like wall hangings with scriptural verses or even crosses for the wall. Statues with angels to watch over them or other comforting figures are also a nice idea.

Music, iPad?

Most students at the graduate level love music. You can give them CDs, iTunes gift cards, or even an iPod filled with music they would enjoy. This type of entertainment can keep a graduate happy for many hours and help them get through their next stage in life. Christian gift stores have plenty of Christian music options that you could consider as well. The Christian music industry has just as many genres and options as the secular industry.

Laptop or iPad

These electronic devices can help the graduate get through their next stage in life. A laptop is an excellent choice for a student moving on to college, or into the professional world. An iPad is a great place for the graduate to store movies, music, pictures, and other data. Both cost money so make sure you are willing to spend quite a bit on the graduate.

Spirit Gifts

If the graduate is going off to college, you can buy him items related to his college of choice. You can purchase sweatshirts, bumper stickers, wall clocks, and other items that refer to the college. If the graduate is starting a new profession, you can buy similar items that relate to that particular career path.