Graduation is an important event of life, making the individual realize that a big chapter of their life has ended. Often, students can’t digest that they’re graduates when they give the final exam or see the results. They need the final goodbye – in the form of a graduation ceremony – because only after that event it hits them that it’s all over.
The months they spend in anguish and frustration before the exams and the weeks of emptiness that is followed afterward can all be understood. To sum it up, graduation gives students the closure they deserve.
An important part of the graduation ceremony is the reward. This is the time to celebrate the hard work and let go of the past. Parents and friends often plan parties and gifts for the graduates as it’s the only way they can show support and encouragement. Before this, the parent would help students with finances or provide assignment help. But when it comes to graduation gifts, they always struggle as they don’t know what their child wants now.
These graduates are now adults but they’re also still their babies. But no worries as we have some ideas for you!
1. A New Laptop
The one contact companion of students throughout their four years of college is their laptop. They spend hours on it – writing assignments, making presentations, and designing research proposals. Hence, it is obvious that by the time they graduate, the laptops are not in their best condition.
However, young graduates don’t have enough money to purchase a new one on their own. At least not in the first few months when they’re still searching for a job or adjusting in the new one.
Hence, this is when parents should jump in and help out their children. There are several deals available on Amazon, so it’s not even going to be that expensive!
2. A Coffee Maker
Forgive us if we said that the laptop was the constant companion in a student’s four-year-long college life – it was coffee.
But not many people realise the importance of the hours spent from the dorm room to the college cafeteria to consume the much-needed caffeine. And all this time, they needed one thing only – a functional coffee machine.
Hence, put on your protective parents pants and gift your new graduate a coffee machine. Honestly, this machine would be a lifesaver even in this new chapter of their life.
3. A New Phone
Do you know the one thing that students need after they graduate? A new life! Joking – they actually want to get rid of their old personality. They want to be a completely new person who doesn’t have any attachment with the past. The days instantly after they graduate are a bit confusing because of which they want to reprogram themselves.
One way to feel like a completely new person is by getting a new phone – an upgrade from the last one, hopefully! Of course, as mentioned above, it’s difficult to save money for a new phone when your finances are almost hopeless and unstable.
Thus, parents should understand this need and jump at the opportunity to help their kids. Again, there are so many options available online and so many sales to optimise from!
4. A Camera
If the person who just graduated has a knack for photography, do nothing else, simply get them a new DLSR. Believe it or not, you won’t see the same happiness on their face if you gift them a bracelet or laptop.
Thus, do your research and make a couple of market rounds before getting them the camera. In fact, you should try and seek information directly from the horse’s mouth. Ask them what kind of camera they like without giving the impression that you’re thinking of buying them one – surprises are always better!
5. Subscription of Kindle
If you son or daughter just graduated and they’re avid readers, the best gift for them will be an unlimited subscription of Kindle. Can you imagine the happiness on their face? The lifelong subscription to all the books in the world! This is their ultimate dream – they have access to books on history, religion, philosophy, fiction, romance, and what not! Thus, make a reader happy and present them with this gift on the graduation day.
6. A Car
Okay, this is a big one, and you should only do it if you can afford it. Don’t buy them a car just because they’re your offspring and you feel obligated to. Don’t take a loan or worry about the funding because that’s not how gifts work. However, if you do have the option and you can easily afford to gift your child a car, know that it will be the best gift ever. They’ve stepped into adulthood for the first time and a car will come in handy.
Hope you liked the options!