Everyone knows the best gift for a graduate is cold hard cash but what else can they use? For graduates I don’t know well I always give them cash, its easy, convenient, and appreciated on both ends. I love not having to shop or wrap. When I do know a graduate well I like the give something more personal even if it is just part of the gift. I like to believe they appreciate it and will always keep it and think of me and how kind and thoughtful I am when they use it. I know, it’s most likely a fairy tale but I am going to keep on doing it anyway.
Other go to graduation gifts are gift baskets, I like to fill up a container they can use with items they will need. A good container is a clothes basket or a waste paper basket, the basket becomes a useful part of the gift and there is also NO WRAPPING! Items in the baskets can be laundry soap, household cleaners, homemade dish cloths, easy foods, their favorite recipes and ingredients for them, a gift card for groceries or gas. These are all great items graduates need as they take the next step in life. A clock is also a great graduation gift or a book. One of my favorite gifts was to my nephew, I have him a hammock, he does love it and I think it is great that he spends time there and I could be a part of that.
If you are searching for those last minute stocking stuffers, I have got you covered. If you have little girls, nieces, cousins, girlfriends, etc. these hanging cosmetic bags or flat iron cases are not only useful but also really cute. I got a few of these for my little nieces. They are teenagers so I never what to get them. It’s always nice when you are able to give gifts that aren’t only personable but also useful. These Cinda B accessories are quilted and stylish, they remind me of Vera Bradley, but less expensive. There are a few different patterns that match any girl’s style. I choose these items for my little nieces and I’m really hoping they enjoy them. For the 16 year old I got this cute flat/curling iron cover, for when she has sleepovers and traveling and then I got the 17 year old this cosmetics traveling case. What gifts do you still have left on your list?
So, I am seeing the next and latest trend in popular stuffed animals are a variation of the traditional beanie baby called Beanie Boo’s . This is actually a new line of product from beanie company Ty and I have to say that they are kind of cute. This penguin, called Waddles, is just really adorable and would make for a perfect stocking stuffer for any child. They range from $5-$13 depending on the popularity of the beanie character.
These things are really addictive when you start collecting them too. And they also have a cute line of these beanie boos that are clip ons so they are perfect for your kids back packs. And if you have a child that gets invited to a friends birthday party and you do no know what to get them…you may just want to get the this. It is cute and affordable and makes for a great gift.
Pull-on style features non-adjustable, decorative bows along the back of the shaft.
Easy on and off that kids can do themselves.
Twin-faced, Grade A sheepskin upper with suede heel guards.
100% fine woolen sheepskin breathes, wicking heat and moisture away to keep little feet dry and warm.
PU foam footbed is covered with sheepskin for added comfort.
Those winter boots can be expensive but if you get a great pair then they will last one possibly 2 seasons. And you can not go wrong with these UGG® Australia Childrens Bailey Bow. They are stylish and they will keep your little girls feet toasty warm. And if you have younger children…they will make for great hand-me-downs that even your younger children will love because they do not go out of style.
They are an easy pull on style too so that your kids can put them on themselves at home and at school. They have Grade A sheepskin with a suede heel guard. And sheepskin is great because it not only will keep you feet warm but it will also keep them dry and cool at the same time. And for added comfort it has a foam footbed.
I have a niece that absolutely loves to read all sorts of books. But her favorite kind of books are the ones that have the fun facts on things that you wouldn’t normally think of but that make for great conversation starters. And this book, Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?: An Imponderables (R) Book (Imponderables Books) is a great book just like that.
We have another one from the same series and she just loved it and even I read a few pages of it. It is not a book that you have to read page for page that has a beginning and an end. You can pick and choose the pages that you would like to learn about. Every page has a different fun fact like why a dogs nose gets wet. Something that you may never have thought of but when you read the explanations for everything it suddenly becomes very interesting.