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Dads and Grads 2014 New Designs

dads and gradsTis’ the season to celebrate Dads and Grads! With Father’s Day quickly approaching on June 15 and graduation season among us, it can be a hectic time for gift buying. It’s not easy finding that one gift that Dad will love, or that one perfect gift to celebrate a recent graduate’s academic accomplishments. We want to help! Memorable Gifts is here to make your shopping experience a lot easier with our “Dads and Grads 2014 Gift Guide”. Check out our online store for plenty more gift ideas for Dads and Grads. Continue reading

Decorating Graduation Caps: A New Tradition?

grad-CAPIt’s graduation time for many colleges and high schools throughout the country. It’s a time when young adults begin to spread their wings. Graduation may be the biggest moment of their lives. The actual graduation ceremony takes place in order to show appreciation for the recent graduate’s accomplishments. Graduates and their parents look forward to this day for a long time and typically plan graduation parties and gatherings to fill the day’s festivities. Graduates can be seen wearing a cap on their head with a tassel and a traditional graduation gown. This structured look keeps a sense of uniformity and organization throughout the ceremony. Most graduates look for different ways to express their individuality and creativity. Some high schools and a number of colleges allow their graduates to decorate the tops of their graduation caps. This practice seems to have become a new right of passage for young graduates. Continue reading

Graduation 411: Parties, Gifts & More!

graduation Graduation is an important time in a young adults life. Whether they are graduating from high school, college or trade school, a graduation is a time to celebrate their most recent academic accomplishments. Graduating from high school or college is a great achievement in a person’s life. The years of hard work have finally paid off and now it’s time to celebrate. There are many things you can do to make a graduate feel special on their important day. Memorable gifts brings you our complete guide to all our favorite graduation party ideas, gifts ideas and more! Continue reading

Thanks for the Memories: Graduation Season, Here We Come!

Ahh, springtime! Amidst the bounty of sunshine and flowers, this colorful time of year isn’t just the ending of winter and beginning of spring – it also marks the ending of an old chapter and beginning of a new chapter in the lives of many people, namely students.

Whether in high school or college, graduation season starts in the spring for students throughout the country, and it’s most definitely a very exciting time. Some teenagers will be leaving high school and entering the exciting new world of college while some young adults will be parting ways with adolescence and preparing to enter the work world post-college. Spring marks a time of change and renewal (after all, we do have spring cleaning, right?), and the new chapter in life it brings to students is one that should be celebrated. Continue reading

New Trend in Gift Giving More Popular than Gift Cards

Personalized Graduation Gift

Top 5 Considerations When Buying a Graduation Gift

A graduation gift is recognition of academic achievement and the perseverance of the student over an often long and sometimes arduous course of study.  It also marks a turning point in the student’s life, whether going to college, graduate school, or entering the workforce which is the next step.  Before choosing a personalized gifts  for a graduate, there are five top things to consider.

#1 How Well do you Know the Graduate?
If you know the graduate well, it will be easy to decide on a personalized gift and a customized message that fits.  On the other hand, if the graduate is an acquaintance or the child of a co-worker, then you may want to ask a few questions before deciding on the type of personalized gift to give.  A graduation award with her name and date may be more appropriate than a teddy bear with a graduation cap.  There are gifts that you can safely give to graduates even if you do not know them that well.

#2 What are the Graduate’s Interests?
You can find gifts that specifically commemorate graduation from medical school, business school or law school. Even some high school programs have a specialized concentration in an academic field. The messages you select for the the gift can directly address the graduate’s interests, aspirations and accomplishments.  A graduation plaque, inspirational quote or keepsake in the form of a book all have room for personal messages.

#3 Is College Next?
If the graduate is going onto college or grad school, coffee could very well become an integral part of future study sessions.  Tote bags will come in handy when going to class or the library.  A commemorative pillow can be displayed in a dorm room.  A personalized wooden book with a graduation theme that opens up to a clock on the right side and a picture on the left side is perfect for a desk.

#4 Are You Mailing the Gift?
If you need to mail the gift to an out-of-state student because you cannot attend the graduation, you may have your online order sent directly to the student in time for the celebration.   UPS rates are reasonable, especially when you choose ground instead of overnight delivery, and you may be able to get free shipping depending on the products being purchased.

#5 Do You Want to Make a Lasting Impression?
A gift made of glass or wood will be kept and cherished for years.  Some engraved gifts look more like promotional products instead of presents you want to give a special person.  Graduation presents that make a lasting impression will always have a place in the dorm room, or the home, or the office because they add to the décor and stand for a memorable occasion.

Before you make a decision about which personalized gift you will purchase for the graduates you know, consider these five questions.  Let the answers guide you to the right graduation gift to honor the student’s hard work and determination whether he or she is a close relative or a distant acquaintance.

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