Graduation Gifts


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.


Love At First Swing Hammock

Yep you read that right, Love at First Swing Hammock will have you falling in love the minute you take your first seat. Hammocks are a must have, we have two at our house and the weather is finally cooperating that we can bring them out and sit in them. Most warm sunny days here at our place you can see a child or my husband or I sitting in one of the hammocks. We love to sit in them and watch the kids play out side in the pool, on the trampoline, on the swing set or even as they play a game of basketball or tag.


I wish I had a picture of the one that I bought for my husband two years ago for his birthday. It was the greatest thing that I could have every bought him. Finding something for him is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack, virtually impossible. He never has any ideas on what he wants, because if he wants or needs something he just gets it himself. With that being said I would highly recommend getting one of these Love at First Swing Hammocks for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or that coming Birthday!!


The story behind the Love at First Swing Hammock,

When Joe Demin first experienced one of these hammocks in Thailand, it was “love at first swing.” 100% hand-woven from 3.2 miles of soft, vibrant, colorfast and weather-resistant cord, a process that can take a week to complete but that offers a contoured comfort unmatched by traditional cloth hammocks. This queen-sized model is perfect for two people to curl up and enjoy relaxing together.

Demin tracked down the source of these woven wonders–a small village of the endangered Mlabri people in northern Thailand. The Mlabri were nearly wiped out in the mid 20th century, when the teak forests that were their home were cut down for decorative wood. But, after their population dropped as low as 300, they have begun a slow resurgence. They have turned their traditional weaving skills toward making these inviting hammocks as a way of bringing sustainable income into their community. So as you snooze away a warm afternoon in your bright, woven nest, you can know that its makers are resting more easily as well.

Because of its woven nature, the Love at First Swing Hammock should not be used while wearing clothing with exposed buttons or zippers, or jewelry with snaggable edges. But when proper attire is worn, the hammock will last you through many summers to come. Handmade in Thailand.

Gander Mountain Mojo Cot

With the coming of spring, we are going through closets. Getting rid of winter clothes and packing them up, getting out camping gear making sure it all works. My mother in law bought these Gander Mountain Mojo Cots to keep are her home for when the grand kids come over, that way they have a nice comfortable place to sleep. The kids love them and they even threw the cot in the camper a few times, when they took each child on their own little mini vacation. {they only have three grand children, so making three weekend trips was easy}. 419372_L1 One of the trips that one of my children took was a road trip to South Dakota. My father in law took my son Coleton who was 6 at the time and they left on an adventure that would last five days. They packed the camper full of movies, food, and activities for Coleton to do on the road. He had the time of his life, gone with no siblings to bother him, he was in heaven. They went to Mt Rushmore, the Corn Palace and Reptile Gardens. They had the best time ever

Noble Mount Womens Premium 100% Cotton Flannel Lounge Pants 2-Pack – Cute Patterns

Every female needs one of these Noble Mount Womens Premium 100% Cotton Flannel Lounge Pants 2-Pack – Cute Patterns. You have a great selection to choose from and the fact that it is 100$ cotton is very appealing because you know that it is made with natural fibers rather than horrible polyester. An ester is a hormone disrupter – so don’t think for a minute that just because it is clothing it is not going to affect you. I stay away from polyester all that I can!
And these are just nice to have around the house. Some people just don’t want to wear sweatsuits so these make for a nice substitute. I have even seen people walking their dogs and going to the supermarket in these sort of pants. I don’t think that I would be doing that but I would definitely lounge around in these pants on that cold and rainy Saturday afternoon.

Fashion Womens Boyfriend Pocket Cardigan Shrug Sweater

I love sweaters but I have a work place that is just so incredibly hot but I do like wearing something over a turtle neck. Which is why this Fashion Womens Boyfriend Pocket Cardigan Shrug Sweater is perfect. I love how it is long too – the s/m size is around 27 inches long so that is nice. And you can not go wrong with the price of it being under $20 – you can get a few different colors to go with your different shirts or turtlenecks.
And it is not a thick sweater either so do not get it for warmth but rather for fashion. It can be casual or you could really dress this sweater up with a nice necklace or other nice accessories perhaps a nice silk scarf. This would make for a great and very economical gift for that special female in your life too..just get a sweater in her favorite color.