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Creative Graduation Gifts Under $45

Get Creative With Graduation Gifts

High school graduations are a pivotal point in a teenagers life. Many seniors go on to college while others enter the military or directly into the work force. Regardless of their path in life, senior commencement, by definition means the “start” of their adult life.

As parents we have watched our children get on the school bus to kindergarten for the first time and now they will be walking across the stage to get their diploma. Tears will flow, but the pride you feel will be overwhelming. It’s a day to celebrate and rejoice and a day to reflect and remember.

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Inexpensive Graduation Gifts

Graduation Gifts that Won’t Break the Budget

If you have several graduates to buy gifts for you don’t want to spend a lot of money on gifts they won’t appreciate and you want them to remember this day for a long time with meaningful mementos of the occasion.

For boys a wallet with money tucked inside is a good way to commemorate and remind them of bills they will be paying as an adult. A key chain or engraved money clip is also a long lasting practical gift

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For girls a unique and special piece of jewelry is a tailsman that reminds her of home and friends. One of my favorite gifts is the friends puzzle key chain engraved with names of their best friends. No matter how far away they go for college they will always have a piece of each other with them.

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USB and Charging Bracelets

Fashionable Electronics

Your college student will never be without a storage USB drive or charging cable for their phone again. USB bracelets are economical graduation gifts for both boys and girls and an easy way to keep their data handy without the worry of losing their valuable information.

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Creative Ways to Give Money

Unique Money Puzzles and Boxes

When you get right down to it kids want money. They need money for college, gas, books, travel and just to go to the movies. There is nothing wrong with giving money as a gift, personally I can’t just give money, I want them to know I put some thought into their gift and money is often a no thought gift.

So, put that twenty dollar bill, or a hundred, into a money puzzle box and make them work a little bit for it. I like the clear boxes the best as they can see what they are trying to get out.

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Guardian Angel Protection

Gentle Reminder to Be Safe

As parents we worry every day. One day our children are constantly underfoot, we tell them to drive safe, be careful as they walk out the door. But, now they will be leaving home. Who will remind them to not text and drive, keep to the speed limit and don’t drink and drive.

We can only hope their guardian angel is watching over them, and these car visors are the perfect little gift and reminder to never drive faster than their guardian angel can fly. What a great way of keeping Mom and Dad in their thoughts as they get in the car each day.

Cathedral Art GVC101 Glow in The Dark Guardian AngelAuto VISOR Clip GUARDIAN ANGEL with Red HEART

Happy Graduation Day!

Words of Wisdom for the Graduate

Have a wonderful graduation day as a student and a parent. Create memories of the day and carry them with you into the future. The best is yet to come.

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Have a blast, have fun, and good luck!

There are no words of wisdom here, you have graduated from high school or college and are well prepared to tackle life. If not you will learn from your mistakes. Congratulations to all the graduates.

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  1. These are super creative gifts for the new graduate

  2. It is always fun to buy for a graduate but help with ideas for graduation gifts is always welcome. Great choices here.

  3. MareeT

    It’s nice to see some lovely, but inexpensive gifts for graduates.

  4. Gypzeerose

    It is hard to believe that I have a graduate in my life coming up this spring. Thanks for the impressive display of graduation gifts.

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