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 — now that’s clever and practical.

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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7 Responses to “College grad gifts — all about the Benjamins”

  1. College days are memorable days, and everyone wants to hold those memories. Nice collection of links which are giving a better idea. Along with this i have an idea of crystal gifts where can engrave friends picture into crystal which will be long lasting.Have a glimpse at Crystal Mirage

  2. Thanks in support of sharing such a nice thinking, piece of writing is fastidious, thats why i have read it entirely

  3. Abbot Miller says:

    So nicely observed blog it’s nice to see, that you have not left those little points which are so very important to a person who is going to be a graduate. And to plan some thing for him/her for a present is not easy. And the gift should be such that he/she remember it for the rest of his/her life..
    And for that i would like u to visit the website of engrave-a-remembrance as they are having great ideas of gift for every occasions of life’s celebration’s…
    i bet you will never regret for sure….

  4. These are great! I have tons of grad gifts to give this year– another blog post with even more wonderful ideas would be a blessing :)) thanks for all you do!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I just graduated from college a couple weeks ago. Getting money was nice, obviously, but my favorite gift was a silver clover necklace that my mom got for me. She gave it to me, wishing me luck moving into my own apartment and with the job I landed. It’s a meaningful gift and something that reminds me of my mom when I miss her now that I am on my own!

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