It’s the moment they’ve been looking forward to since entering kindergarten, and possibly the moment you’ve been anticipating for over a decade: graduation. Whether it’s a high school graduate that you’re wanting to show your pride in or a college graduate entering the workforce, celebrating this achievement is an important milestone that you want to get right. Luckily for you, here are some great ideas to proudly support your grad for this achievement.

Sweet Treats

From graduation candy bouquets to handmade candy leis, exuberant displays of affection are made all the sweeter with your grad’s favorite sweet treats. Though they aren’t everlasting, the memories and photos will be priceless.

Personalized Gifts

If you’re hoping for a more lasting impression on your favorite grad to symbolize this great transition, consider personalizing gifts that they can take with them to remember your well-wishes by. Go inspirational with meaningful jewelry or pile on the humor by referencing a good, old-fashioned inside joke in your choice of gift.


With your graduate on the cusp of adulthood, a simple gift of cash is always an excellent choice if you truly want to show your appreciation for their accomplishments. Whether it’s a gift card to a favorite store or cold, hard cash to help them furnish their new dorm room or take a once-in-a-lifetime trip overseas, your grad will appreciate the effort you’ve made to show your support.

When it comes to celebrating with your favorite high school or college graduate, it’s always best to follow your heart. The best present for your grad is for you to be present, whether that means attending the ceremony or the after-party, or that means that long-distance loved ones send good vibes and love from afar. In the end, it’s not the gift that counts, but the feeling behind it.