Graduation Gifts Galore!

Living in DC, with a plethora of colleges and universities, the extent that graduation effects this girl most years is with the additional traffic and overflowing restaurants with limited reservations.  However, this year I have two cousins graduating... one from college tomorrow and another from high school on Friday.  And I have to say, it has me thinking about when I graduated.  My high school graduation seems like an eternity ago and college definitely doesn't seem like it was just yesterday. Sounds rhetorical, but seriously, where does the time go? The older I get, the faster it goes. How's that for some Great Graduation advice?

My gift to grads "Enjoy the moment. Always." Signed, Hilary Phelps

Here we go, a dive headfirst into Graduation Gifts for the grad in your life!

When money is no object... 

  1. A fun vacation to the destination of their choosing
  2. A car
  3. A laptop or an iPad
  4. A down payment on a condo or house
  5. Jewelry (think diamond earrings for her) or Watch (Rolex for him)
Happy medium... 
  1. A resume writing service (CareerPerfect is an example)
  2. An iPod
  3. Camera
  4. Luggage
  5. A money clip, engraved and with money!
Economical options... 
  1. Books: a "how to" for resumes, motivational or on a specific area of study or career path
  2. Gift card to Starbucks or food chain
  3. A tie
  4. A picture frame
  5. A phone or gas card

And the ubiquitous, always welcomed and appreciated, Visa card which comes in almost any amount.

Congratulations to the Graduating class of 2011!