Digital News Report – This is the time of year when many people are graduating either high school or college. According to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) the average value spent on graduation gifts are $89.95, which is a slight increase from last year’s average of $88.01 spent on a gift for the recent graduate. The most common gifts given said the NRF was cash, gift cards, electronics and apparel.
Graduation gifts of cash still dominates with 58.3 percent giving money as a present. A gift card was second place with 31.6 percent giving these out for graduation. There still is quite a few people giving 11.4 percent giving apparel, and 10.6 percent giving electronics for a graduation gift.
While gifting with cash can be helpful to a recent graduate, a personalized graduation gift can bring found memories of the accomplishment for years to come. You can get many items that would make great personalized graduation gifts. Everything from personalized clothing, watches, and pen sets could make the perfect graduation gift.
If you are on a budget giving a graduation greeting card celebrating the accomplishment still is a common gift to give. Clothing and apparel is another way to give something nice as a graduation gift if you are on a budget. Graduation gift baskets are a fun way to celebrate the newly graduated college or high school student.
Depending on what a person is graduating from will determine the kind of gift that you might want to give them. College graduation gift ideas could include something that would help them land that job such as a brief case or a nice watch. Technology is playing more a part of the job search and a mobile phone that has business features built in might be something worth investing in for the recent college graduate. Chances are the recent college graduate may not be dressed for success and may need a suit to go on job interviews.
If you are not sure what to give the graduating person for a gift, you can always fall back on the idea of giving cash or a gift card. If you want to get personalized clothing check out mail order companies that specialize in monogram services. You can also get jewelry and watches engraved with a personal message celebrating the graduation.