Are you on the graduation party circuit this month? The up side of being invited to a lot of parties is that you can eat free every night if you want to. The down side is that you may feel obliged to bring a gift to the parties you attend, which can get very expensive (more than you’d spend on dinner, anyway). Keep in mind that you are never obliged to bring a gift. But if you want to, or feel you must, here are some unique graduation gift ideas that are very affordable.
Laura, a longtime fan of Pear Tree Greetings, shares her experiences with us as she
prepares for her oldest child to graduate from high school.
As graduation invitations are trickling in, I find myself trying to think of meaningful gifts (along with the requisite check donation) for the graduates closest to our family. Gifts from the heart often mean homemade, time-consuming and in some cases, expensive offerings, and with my own child’s graduation looming, I don’t have too much of either. But thinking creatively (and shamelessly stealing other mom’s ideas), I have a few graduation gift ideas for some special graduates:
- Personalized stationery and note cards
- School supplies (binders, lined paper, pens/pencils)
- Personalized leather portfolio/binder
- Monogrammed anything with their initials or class year (paperweights, photo frames, pencil and pen gift set, etc)
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