Some friends have shared (with me) a few of the really creative & unique gifts their children are receiving for their graduation this year. I’m passing the ideas on to you in case you are looking for some “gift-giving inspiration”!
A unique gift one family participated in this year involved everyone sending a 2011 graduate a check for $20.11. Get it? The amount of the check is the same as their graduation year.
The next two involve a little more work, but the results are worth while. In the first creative idea, the gift-giver uses photos from every school year (of the graduate’s life) to create a review of their life, in the form of a scrapbook. And to make it a little easier, Hallmark stores have these wonderful “INSTANT” Scrapbooks. These have the layout already done for you so you only have to add the photos and personal notations.
And finally, if your graduate is like most, they have accumulated a large amount of tee-shirts as a result of their involvement in school clubs, sports, activities, etc. throughout their school years. Check out this nice quilt a friend made for her daughter, using those shirts. She simply cut-out the most important part or center of each shirt and added them to a coordinated fabric, creating a custom quilt. Her daughter’s tee-shirts could have sat in a drawer, for years to come, until she finally decided to donate or throw them away. But instead, they will be on display every time she pulls out her quilt for a warm cuddle. Imagine sending off a high school graduate to college with a gift like this. And every time they use it, they will remember how much they are loved. I think this is a very special way to recycle a graduate’s personal memories and I applaud all of these creative ideas! Speaking of which… don’t forget to check out my other Graduation gift ideas as well as the creative ways I came up with to gift wrap them! Just enter “Graduation” in the SEARCH window or choose the GRADUATION category on the right hand side of my blog.
Enjoy the Creativity!!!