It’s that time of the year again, when high schools and universities all around the country begin pouring out young, hopeful graduates ready to take on the world or try their hand at college. Last night I donned my own gown and hood to participate in graduation ceremonies for the high school where I teach. As kids that I’ve spent the last four years with marched across the stage and received their diplomas to great fanfare, I realized I’d been remiss – I haven’t given my own graduation gifts as of yet.
I could go the easy route and give cash or gift cards, which is probably what they’d rather have anyway. Or, I could spend more time and thought and give a gift far more meaningful. Any suggestions or tried and true gift ideas out there?