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Gifts That Celebrate the Moment, Look to the Future

Gifts That Celebrate the Moment, Look to the Future

(NewsUSA) - Graduation is both a mark of accomplishment and the beginning of a transition -- either from high school to college or from college to working life. Graduation gifts, then, should both commemorate the graduate's success and look to the future.
PlaqueMaker Plus (Plaquemakerplus.com), a Web site that people can visit to design their own gifts and plaques, signs, trophies, badges and awards, offers the following graduation gift ideas:
* A post-graduation kit. For a high-school graduate, put together a gift basket of items appropriate for dorm life, such as a bathrobe, gift certificates for coffee or pizza, a laundry hamper and other necessary supplies. For a college graduate, purchase an item related to their new career. For example, an art major might appreciate a set of high-quality sketch books or drawing pencils, while a business major might appreciate a nice briefcase.
* Buy something for the graduate's desk. A high-school graduate can use any desk supplies to study, while a college graduate can place items like paperweights on their office desk. An engraved pen holder will make a memorable addition to any desk. PlaqueMaker Plus makes it fast and easy for customers to custom engrave a name, date and personal message on a wooden pen holder that includes a pen set, clock and business card holder. PlaqueMaker Plus also makes custom desk plates.
* Commemorate the moment with a framed photograph. Each graduation only happens once, so frame a photograph from the occasion so the graduate can keep it as a memento. With PlaqueMaker Plus' Clear Memories Line, you can engrave a personal message, such as a poem, and embed a photograph into heirloom-quality acrylic.
* Buy a book. Your graduate may want a break from studying, but the right book can provide a touching message that will stay with him or her. Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go" is a popular choice for a reason. Other good books for graduates include books that will help them survive on their own, like "The Joy of Cooking," or books that will help with job hunts, such as "What Color Is Your Parachute" by Richard Nelson Bolles.

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