College grad gifts — all about the Benjamins

   May 2, 2012 7:27 am    7

 

It’s the time of year that a lot of folks send me article pitches on ideas for graduation gifts. As the mom/stepmom of four college grads, some with advanced degrees, I advise cash, greenbacks, especially Benjamins — the revered $100 bill.

It’s symbolic — the $100 bill features a portrait of our country’s clever and creative inventor Benjamin Franklin and an image of Independence Hall. Inventive and independent are wonderful messages for graduates.

It’s also practical. Kids get out of school with a mountain of debt. Then, they need reliable transportation, a place to live, a security deposit, first month’s rent and food. Cash comes in handy.

If you want some more serious gift ideas that last longer than a $100 bill,  check out these links, or visit www.Pinterest.com — now that’s clever and practical.

http://www.gifts.com/occasion/graduation/adult/1lueeq

http://www.workingmother.com/2010/04/gifts-college-graduates

http://www.gifts.com/ideas/graduation

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

 

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