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Graduation from high school or college is a milestone that should never be overlooked. It’s a time to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of students who are ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. When it comes to family members, you want to celebrate this momentous occasion with them. One of the best ways to show your appreciation is with a gift that proves how much you care.
Give them a Chance to Put that Diploma on Display
Far too many graduates pack their diplomas away once they have walked across the stage. Your family member deserves better. A diploma offers your loved ones a chance to shine. Custom diploma frames are a great way to hang a diploma somewhere everyone can see it. You can include a photo to commemorate this memorable moment in your family member’s life. It can be a reminder any time there is a need for motivation.
Find a Memento from a Nostalgic Place
Your family member will always remember the place where they studied, learned, and grew on the pathway to graduation. Find a piece of nostalgia that is meaningful to the recent graduate. It might be a canvas picture of the campus, a framed map of the town, or other keepsakes that represent the place where such an important rite of passage took place.
Create a Bouquet that Will Never Die
Flowers are a beautiful gesture for any special occasion. However, it’s an investment that is fleeting. If you want to give your special graduate flowers that will last, wood flowers are a work of art. Choose favorite blossoms or colors that represent the school to be handcrafted for your family member. It will be your family member’s reminder of a great accomplishment every time he or she sees these beautiful blossoms.
Find Special Clothes that Commemorate the Occasion
Whether your family member is moving on to another school or a career, clothes can show school spirit. This is the perfect time to buy that sweatshirt, t-shirt, or baseball cap with the school logo. Your loved one can remember all of the good times simply by wearing a piece of the past.
Make a Scrapbook that is Filled with Special Moments
A personalized scrapbook will mean more to your special graduate than an expensive gift. Fill it with photos, sketches, stickers, and special notes that are meaningful to your loved one. Your time and thoughtfulness will be a reminder of your love through the years. It will take your family member down Memory Lane.
Build a Survival Kit
Your family member is going to take a step toward independence after graduation. You can craft a survival kit to make the transition go smoothly. Fill a laundry basket with new bedding, towels, and self-care products. Load it up with a cookbook, a coffee pot, and all the fixings to make a coffee bar. Pack it with staples to give the graduate a starter for simple meals. Your loved one will be ready to make a start on his or her own.
Don’t Forget Travel Gear
Everyone can use a good set of suitcases, including a large suitcase and a carry-on bag. Your loved one will need bags to head off to college, a new apartment, or a celebratory vacation. Invest in quality bags that are personalized with the graduate’s initials to make them stand out in a crowd.
Set Up Streaming Services for Entertainment
It may be time for additional studies or real life after graduation. That doesn’t mean your family member won’t need to have fun. This is the time to set up some of your loved one’s favorite streaming services. Gift cards will take care of payment for months to come. You’ll be able to share all of your favorite programs or games even when you are separated by distance.
Stay Connected with a Smartphone
A smartphone is one of the best ways to help your family member stay in touch after graduation. A brand new phone will also give your loved one a way to do research, use email, and utilize the endless resources that are packed in a mini-computer that can fit in your pocket. Your graduate will be ready to set sail with a quality phone for the journey of life.