Money is a time-honored and useful gift. Give that cash some flash by folding it into a headband or necklace, similar to gum-wrapper chains. You can also try the fine art of money origami and transform paper money into flowers, butterflies, or even shirts and dresses. Another fun idea is to roll up every bill like a classic diploma and tie it with a bright ribbon. Then, present the rolls in a decorative box. You also can get even more creative by packaging the money tubes in a cute lunch bag they can use at their new job or at school.
Dress Up A Bottle Of Bubbly
Graduation is a celebration, and nothing goes with a celebration quite like champagne. Dress up a bottle in a handmade cap and gown for a cute gift. For high school grads, or if your college grad prefers soda, turn a six-pack of bottles into a bunch of students. You also can give a bottle some bling with stick-on gems and glitter spray paint. For something even more personalized, use a dark champagne bottle as a guest book for the graduation party or reception. Set it out with some glass markers and ask everyone to sign it or leave a message. The warm wishes will make the bottle a keepsake long after the champagne is gone.
Your grad's first step to getting a wonderful job or internship is making contacts. No one can carry his or her resume everywhere they go, but you can make sure your grad has the next best thing with some personalized business cards. Take their contact information and create some cards for them using templates on your home computer. You can also download some fresh templates and clip art from the web. Grads can carry some of the cards wherever they go, so they are always ready to make a connection.
A simple memory collage is easy to make and it will mean a lot to the person you give it to. Simply combine an inexpensive frame with photos, school memorabilia, ticket stubs, and other mementos of their high school or college years. If you want to add larger items, try a shadow box. While a memory collage takes less than an hour to make, it is something they will treasure for a long time to come.
Your grad has worked hard to reach this day, and they deserve a fun gift to mark the occasion. Give them something you crafted yourself to make the memories extra special.
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