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Posted: May 22nd, 2012
Glad to be a grad — 50 rewards

A month ago, I wrote about how important it is to give graduates cash. Then, I received some terrific gift ideas via e-mail that made just plain good sense. The folks at Etsy sent me a list of 50 — I am pulling my favorites, but this link provides the whole list.

Dr. Seuss keychain. Featuring a quote from Oh, The Places You’ll Go, this keychain, and others like it, provide a bit of support for grads in unexpected places.

Tassel frame. Give your grad a place to show off his or her tassel and graduation photos by picking up one of these handmade tassel frames.

Business card case. Grads getting ready to leave college behind and take on the working world would appreciate the functionality of a business card case, which you can find in a wide variety of styles on Etsy.

High-quality diploma frame. A handmade cherry frame like the one listed here is an amazing way to let your grad show off his or her diploma.

Knit throw. Don’t know how to knit? You can still give a beautiful knit throw as a gift if you head to Etsy. There are lots of styles and colors to choose from, like this one that is colorful and looks super warm. I’d recommend one from the school.

QR code art. QR codes have made it onto everything, including the wall. This QR code art can be customized to give grads a special message when they scan it.

Lap desk. Let your grad be comfortable while typing away on a laptop by gifting them with one of these super cushy and customizable lap desks.

Pam Parker is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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