As graduation is one of the most memorable moments in every student's life, it's important to adequately celebrate this. Although life after college doesn't end, there's a lot of emphasis on picking out the perfect graduation present. It has to be something memorable, with a clear and inspirational message, therefore it can be quite tricky trying to make the right choice.
This struggle is just one reason why we decided to create a list that's going to list ideal gifts for any graduate-to-be. These ideas are so affordable and clever, you can bet your present will end up on display as a reminder that there is life after college, but graduation is one of the greatest milestone of all.Shadow Box
Shadow boxes are becoming popular as gifts for any occasion, not just graduation. But more often, they are used for weddings and not for these special occasions. But, why not? You can store all college memorabilia inside the box, such as photos, little trophies, and tests whatever makes the gift-receivers college life special. Not only does it serve as a sentimental reminder, it looks stunning displayed in your home or even at the office.Digital Frames
Technology is changing the gifting game, and you should get on the tech-gift bandwagon. A digital frame is a modern alternative to the classic frame, only it can store a lot more memories and photos from the good old college days. Make sure to upload a few photos beforehand, and leave some room so that the receiver can add his favorite photos as well. The photos alternate in a certain time frame, and look great on your side tables, displaying moving memories.Gift for Future
If you happen to be acquainted with the plans of the graduate, you can also stray away from the past and focus on the future. Try gifting something he/she will find useful in the future. Whether they are planning moving into another city or even country, or plan on getting a job in a special field, you can always gift them something that they can use when that time comes. It's like giving the future a shape and form in reality.Favorite Book
Books are always a clever gift, and this should be in the law. But in all seriousness, gifting a book is a great idea, especially if there is something they always wanted and need. Or, maybe there's a particular book that they love, but you just happen to stumble upon the greatest, most beautiful edition ever? Make the purchase, and you won't regret it. It's the classiest gift of all and it's a great keepsake to store on your shelf in the life after graduation.Framed Diploma
There is life after college, but nobody said it can't contain a bit of the past, right? And is there a better gift than the gift of achievement? Make sure your graduate has a reminder of all the achievements so far, by framing the diploma so it can be displayed at home or in the office for years to come. It's a good gift if you want the person to have something that's always going to be displayed and not get thrown away in a dusty box full of old gifts.Customized Pen
An engraved pen never goes out of fashion. There are so many to choose from, and they are easy to find. You can find stores online with various choices of pens and fonts and, these kind of personalized gifts are great because they are one-of-a-kind, but at the same time they have a meaning and a purpose in life after college.Family heirloom
Graduation is a memorable moment for the graduate and the family. It's a one of those moments that will continue to be talked about at family gatherings, and showed through countless of photos in albums and social media. Because it's such a special family event, try gifting a family memorabilia. Something that's either passed around for generations, or has a special family meaning. They can display these or cherish in their life after college, as they can always serve as a reminder of the beloved family.Jewelry
If you want your graduate to start off life after college in a fashionable way, a classic piece of jewelry is always a fabulous idea and it's one of those gifts that are going to be treasured forever. A Tiffany bracelet, a pearl necklace, or diamond earrings are forever, and the simpler it is, the more use they will get out of it. Classic pieces of jewelry tend to be worn a lot, because they are sophisticated and elegant.
The above mentioned ideas are mostly universal, and can be gifted to all graduates. Are there any other ideas you'd like to share with those who are still searching for the ideal graduation gift?