List of Graduation Gift Ideas
Any relatives or someone close graduating this year? Well, advance congratulations then! What makes this a memorable occasion for a person is that it only happens once in their lifetime. It is considered to be a reward, and one of the most epic milestone of their life.
We’ve been there before – from sleepless night finishing home works, reviewing for the exams, and even from waking up early in the morning, for us to be in class on time. And for sure, we know the feeling of being rewarded, right?
To make it more rewarding, give that celebrant some gift he/she can use to start anew. No matter how big or small, expensive or not, what matters most is that it came from the heart.
To save you from the hassle, we have listed some Gift Ideas for Graduation, you can give to someone.
Aside from reducing stress and transporting us from other realms, reading books can give lots of advice to fresh graduates as well. There are books available in major bookstores in the Philippines which can be a perfect gift idea for graduation.
Just a bit if advice, to make it even more interesting, you can add a personal letter or other creative materials.
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
Stepping out to the real world can be quite overwhelming which makes Dr.Seuss a perfect book for fresh graduates. This book encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. It is written in Sr.Seuss humorous verse and illustrations.
- The Quarter-Life Breakthrough by Adam Smiley Poswolsky
Powolsky writes a refreshing and engaging book about career advices. In this book, the author tries to figure out what to do with his life and shares the stories of many twenty- and thirty-somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose.
- “Lean In for Graduates” by Sheryl Sandberg
Adulting can be quite a handful and Sanderg tells it all on her book titled “Lean In For Graduates”. The book includes a letter to graduates from experts and advices on getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing. This book also cited some best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice, and owning who you are.
- ‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Benjamin Graham
We are so used to being dependent with our parents during our years of studying. Learning to save and invest can be really hard at first and Graham’s book “The Intelligen Investor” is ready to help every fresh graduates out there. This one’s definitely a perfect gift idea.
Tell the receiver of the graduation gift to dress themselves for success and aim that dream job! But before that, they need a great pair of shoes to wear for interview.
The gift idea listed below can be bought in Zalora.
- Essential Faux Leather Dress Shoes for Php 1,799
Wear this to impress. This black shoes for men is made from solid coloured dress shoes with lace-up detail, synthetic upper, insole, and outsole.
- Sebago Hugo Tie Driving Shoes for Php 5,800
Looking for something durable? Check out the Sebago Hugo Tie Drivig Shoes for only Php 5,800. The leather inner is made of Sheepskin Lining and sole is made from rubber.
- Zalora Essential Faux Leather Boat Shoes for Php 1,299
Not everyone wants to work in the corporate world, isn’t it. Then this Zalora Essential Faux Leather Boat Shoes is the perfect gift idea for the creative ones. Can be work on meeting and even on casual days.
- ALDO Sieria Pumps for Php 2,495
Here’s something for the ladies, why not give an Aldo Sieria Pumps. Since not everyone are used with wearing heels, this pointed toe heels has the right amount of height made with leather, and synthetic ones on inner and sole.
- Effegi Doll Shoes for Php 899
Desk job doesn’t even required wearing heels so give someone an Effegi Doll Shoes for only Php 899. What’s more fancy than a flat sandal with an ankle strap.
- Velvet Scalloped Flat Sandals for Php 1,299
This may not be for working ladies, but can be an alternate footwear on gala days, or even traveling.
Give them something to look forward to before they work. Let them gain some inspiration through giving them a plane ticket to any place you think they want to visit. If you have a limited budget for a gift, try booking for some local flight for now. Its best for someone to tour around the Philippines first before they head out on other country.
Here are our Top 3 destinations in the Philippines with affordable fare:
- Iloilo (All-in fare for Php 999)
Travel until August 28, 2018 via Air Asia and purchase this affordable fare going to Iloilo. Sights to visit include Molo Church, Iloilo River Esplanade, Jaro Cathedral, Gigantes Island, and even go food-tripping. It is famous for its annual festival held every 3rd Sunday of January – the Dinagyang Festival.
- Boracay (One-Way for Php 1,300 to Php 2,500)
Let the new grad experience the powdery white sand and pristine blue waters of Boracay. Exciting things to do in Boracay includes Island Hopping, Scuba diving, Parasailing, Standup Paddling, and Sunset Watching to cite a few.
- Cebu (All-In for Php 2,000 to Php 5,000)
Everybody want to visit the Queen City of the South! Must-visit attractions include Temple of Leah, Hike at Sirao Peak, Magellan’s Cross, go swim with the butandings, or visit the spectacular Kawasan Falls. Same with Dinagyang Festival, Cebu also take pride on their Sinulog Festival, held every 3rd Sunday of January.
One of the most practical gift idea you can ever give to someone is a watch. Why? Because it is the most essential and most important accessory a person could ever wear. Plus! It’s the only technology that still works, making it better than your phone that runs out easily of battery.
And because fresh graduates are going to enter the real world, they need to make most of their time. One of the benefits of wearing a watch is that it makes everyone punctual. Also, if you’re in a meeting, checking your phone from time to time looks very rude, which makes wearing a watch very classy and convenient.
Check out our list of watches you should check out for him and for her.
If you’re having a hard time choosing for the perfect watch for him or her, try checking out some pieces in Unisilver Watches. The brand offers fashionable, and high-quality watches in an affordable price. They do customization which makes your gift more extra special. You should also check out their Celebrity Signature Watches with price ranging from Php 358 to Php 2,500.
For more information, you may contact them at +63 999-994-80-40
It is a fact that there only limited accessory men could only wear and that include watches. In Casio Watches, all their products are made in high-quality products and comfortable to wear.
In the photos above are the Casio AE-1000W-1A Black Watch Php 1,495, Casio CA-56-1D Calculator Black/Silver Watch Php 1,195, Casio Vintage A168WG-9W Gold Plated Watch, and lastly the Casio G-Shock GA-110HT-7ADR Watch for Men.
Want something quaint, easy to buy, and also practical to give? Take a look at the coolest phone cases in the market today. This gift idea is perfect for after party celebration, and case collection of your receiver.
This brand is trusted for its cool and customized phone cases. Cases Unlimited also carry accessories and casings for most Apple and Samsung smart phones and tablets, selected BlackBerry, HTC, Sony and Kindle models.You can contact them thru (0917 536 7497 or 0906 460 7393) for orders and inquiries.
The Spigen brand has earned recognition from producers in the industry, and is now one of the leading global providers for premier mobile accessories. Since its launch in 2004, With a it has solidified reputation and longstanding commitment to customers. They offer smart, protective, and high-quality products for every phone owners out there.
Earphones and Headphones
The feeling of graduating is almost the same as a birthday celebration. For fresh graduates, nobody can ever resist the joy of having a brand new earphone or headphones for the pleasure of listening to music.
We have listed down below some stores where you could find some amazing headphones and other accessories as well.
This famous audio concept store is located in the heart of Metro Manila and was established in January of 2012. They uphold their mantra of “Hear ’em before you buy ’em”. They also have a very accommodating staffs which can help you choose the right ones depending on your need and budget.
From in-ear monitors, headphones, mixers, keyboards, and sound processors, Audiophile has it for you. They currently have 10 Audiophile branches in and around Manila and a total of 70 dealers/contractors nationwide. To know the nearest Audiophile branch, visit their official website.
We all know someone who are musically-inclined. And what can be more rewarding that receiving something close to the heart, isn’t it?
Vast selection of music instruments and accessories are available here at JB Music. They house some of the biggest brands of guitars, which includes Ed Sheeran choice if arsenal, the Martin guitar. More instruments are available here from percussion, strings, and orchestral too!
Here at Lazer Music, they offer wide selection brands of musical instruments and accessories. Products which are available at the store include amplifiers, DJ and production gear, stringed instruments, and orchestral as well.
Millenials are into playing Ukelele. Why? Because it can be played anytime and anywhere for its portability, easy to play, and afforadable compare to other instruments. If you know someone eager to play Ukelele, head over to Uke Philippines.
In a generation where technology takes up the most space on our bag, Backpacks will always be there to the rescue. This one is a perfect gift idea for those who has a huge love for going out and wants to bring everything essential.
This brand is famous for its finest-quality backpacks you can’t find elsewhere. Their bags are definitely a head turner, so wherever you go, people will definitely stare at its great built and design.
At Herschel, they offer various bags for different people, season, and even personality. They have the Classic Collection, with each piece evokes a bit of nostalgia yet offers modern functionality. Also, they have the Studio collection which features unique and convenient collection for creative people. Finally, they have Kids Collection made with timeless design while maintaining a fine regard for detail.
Check out some cool collection of bags in Anello. Although may seem pricey, this are sure worth the bucks with its eye-catching designs, wide ranges of colors, and bags made in sturdy materials. You are going to spend a lot of time inside because everything is aesthetically pleasing.
Currently, they have 19 branches nationwide, and to check out the complete list, head over to their official Facebook page.