I never imagined that there would be two.
At least not two at the same time.
Two graduates in the same year.
One of our daughters is graduating from high school.
And our oldest son is graduating from college.
It’s The Year of the Grads.
So I said to my husband, “You know we need to get them some kind of gift, right? Something special to celebrate?”
And he just might have mumbled something back like, “I think the parents are the ones who should get the gifts.” But maybe I misheard him.
From then on, I’ve been brainstorming on great gifts to get these grads of ours and I thought I’d share some of my ideas with you too.
You know, in case you have a graduate or two of your own . . .
15 Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Graduate
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What can I say? I thought this was such a powerful shirt! How you start isn’t as important as how you finish. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. -2 Timothy 4:1 Available—>HERE
It’s hard to choose between all these beautiful options, although my personal favorite is “above all else, guard your heart ~ Prov. 4:23”. Each bracelet is handmade of earthy burnished silver and warm bronze metals. Attractively packaged and ready to give. Includes free lifetime warranty card and tags. Available—>HERE
My husband doubted my choice at first, “Why would he want this when he’s got all the high-tech stuff?” I told him to trust me and, what d’ya know, it turned out I was right. There’s nothing like a beautiful leather journal – no matter what the age or technology. Available—>HERE
I don’t know about yours, but our teens practically live in their hoodies (but also available in a t-shirt, if you prefer). A few of them hardly seem to take them off. So why not broadcast a bold statement like this one? Available—->HERE
I don’t always like stuff like this, but I was immediately drawn to this lovely necklace! The combination of a compass and “follow your dreams” communicates such a powerful message to your young graduate. Classy AND inspiring! Available—>HERE
You don’t have to be into sports to appreciate these wireless earbuds, but they sure make it easier if you are. Light, convenient, and high quality! (Would be good for moms too. I could use a set of noise-cancelling headphones!) Available—>HERE
More than your average alarm clock. This thing seems to do…just about everything. And you can be sure your graduate will figure it all out in only minutes! Available—>HERE
This is such a sweet idea for your grad to keep her jewelry and special mementos! This beautiful jewelry music box (plays Amazing Grace!) has an Italian inspired design with a rich burlwood finish and decorative silver inlay. It plays a high-quality Sankyo music mechanism that can be seen on the inside of the box through protective glass. It has a 4×6 photo frame lid so the picture can be exchanged for a personal photo. Available—>HERE
Now before you think I’m crazy, this is a wonderful and very practical gift! And honestly, young people think it’s pretty cool to have their own tools. Not only can they show them off to all their friends, but they’re definitely going to come in handy! Available—>HERE
Weekends on the road: The ultimate travel guide to the USA and Canada. So many people rave about this guide from the New York Times. Fun and inspiring! Available—>HERE
Okay, so this concept cracked me up! But I admit that both my graduates would think this was a terrific gift and would use it – often. The picture says it all. Available—>HERE
Seriously? Yep. I know – I had questions myself. But apparently this little guy is a big hit! Put him on top of the cake or include him with a congratulations card and it’ll be all the rage. Available—>HERE
This is a beautiful cover with a strong message from Joshua 1:9. A great way to send off your graduate with a new look but with an antique feel. Very popular! Available—>HERE
Yikes. What can I say? This is the ultimate workstation for anyone using a laptop, tablet or smartphone. You’ll instantly feel smarter just having it. 😉 Available—>HERE
As you probably know, luggage is considered a “traditional gift” for graduates. But what I love about the Rockland luggage set? In addition to having a good reputation for quality luggage, it comes in ALL KINDS of colors and styles: they have both “serious” and very fun, creative selections! Available—>HERE
So congratulations to you and your graduate!
God bless you both as you head out on this new adventure!
In His grace,
Lisa is the happily-ever-after wife of Matt Jacobson and together they enjoy raising and home-educating their 8 children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She encourages women to embrace the rich life of loving relationships and the high calling of being a wife and mother. Lisa is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Husband and her husband is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. Matt and Lisa are also the co-hosts of the FAITHFUL LIFE podcast where they talk about what it means to be a biblical Christian in marriage, parenting, church, and culture.