Tutor Doctor | May 13, 2013

Top Ten Gifts for Grads

Categories: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Inspiration, College, K-12, K12

There is no better motivation for continued success than great rewards. If your graduate has been working hard and has done a really great job this academic year, then a reward is in order. This will help to motivate them to work just as hard next semester. Here are some practical ideas for gifts your graduate will love.

Green Gifts

From solar powered cell phone chargers to solar panel backpacks, you can help your energy-conscious graduate to reduce their carbon footprints with solar powered tech accessories. If your graduate isn’t into gadgets, consider organic clothing, and recycled material shoes.

Tech Crazy

A new smart phone, ebook reader, tablet computer, laptop or desktop is the perfect gift for your graduate. You will definitely score some brownie points with the latest tech gadget and your graduate will be able to use this technology to improve their academic performance next year too! A new camera is also a good idea if your graduate is going somewhere special over the summer break. Opt for a camera that’s robust and can withstand the summer vacation bumps.

Gear Idea

Whether your student is graduating from elementary school, high school or college, they will be entering into a new phase in their lives. You can support this transition by giving gifts that reflect their new roles. Buy a leather work bag for college grads who are about to transition into a job, or buy an electric scooter for students who will have to commute to high school next semester.

Excellent Experiences

Sometimes the best things in life aren’t things. Giving your student a new experience and a happy memory is the best gift in the world. Send them on a summer camp, or take them on a trip to a new destination. You don’t even have to travel to provide amazing experiences; you can give them a camping trip, hiking adventure, diving experience, zipline tour, white water rafting holiday or a hot air balloon ride.

Gift certificates

These cards will allow students to select their own gifts. Give gift cards to book stores, their favorite coffee shop, the iTunes store, Amazon, or a clothing store that they frequent.

When your students graduate, rewarding all their hard work will help to motivate them to do even better in the next phase of their academic careers. When considering a gift, make sure that its representative of their interests and hobbies or that its something they really want. Giving great gifts takes thought, but it will be well worth the effort!