When considering graduation gifts, keep in mind that there is a distinct difference between the high school graduation gifts and the college graduation gifts. Many times, it is the graduating high schooler that is going to go off and attend college, while the college graduate will be seeking employment. Therefore, seriously consider the many options of gift ideas before settling down on one. Money is usually the standard gift however, most of the time, the high school graduate will spend it away frivolously and by the time the fall rolls around to attend school, there will not be any left. So, if one is seeking a special gift for those types that will assist and aid them in their future, consider some of the following gifts.
Odds are that they already have a car or that they are getting one from their parents as a graduation gift. Therefore, the graduate will certainly need to keep gas in the car and not expect their parents to chronically foot the bill. A gas card will assist with this and allow the graduate to at least cover some of the transportation costs.
A laptop computer will most assuredly assist the graduate when they head off to college. It does not need to be the latest and greatest. A simple laptop that has a word processing program will probably suffice. Although, one may consider what type of major the graduate will be going to college for and attempt to enhance it specifically for them.
A digital camera would be a nice gift and allow the graduate to take pictures of their memories.
Stock shares or maybe a gold commemorative coin would be nice. These will allow the graduate to remember the date as well as their accomplishment with something that will certainly go up in value.
Girls are especially thought of when a hope chest gift is given. This allows them to keep all their memories and keepsakes together in one location. However, keep in mind that most boys will not consider this particular gift in the same vein as the girls do.
If the graduate has no intentions of attending or pursuing higher education, then they will obviously be seeking employment. This can open a few doors in the gift concepts. Of course, they will be mailing resumes and this will be sometimes a large cost. Therefore, a gift package of postage stamps, envelopes, and good resume paper may be just the right gift for that type of student. One may even through in a very nice pen and pencil set too.