Patch Picks: Graduation Gifts

While cash is always nice, surprise your favorite graduate with a thoughtful gift.

Graduation time is here. Cash is always a nice gift for grads, but if you are interested in something a little more memorable, look no further. We have put together a list of our favorite gifts to commemorate this milestone in style.

Hallmark has tassel and picture frames of all types for graduates. Our favorites include:

  • The Tassel Frame, $14.95
  • The Picture/Tassel Frame, $24.95
  • The Recordable Picture Frame, $19.95
  • The Signature Frame, $21.99

  • Chaps five piece luggage set includes a 28”, a 25” and a 21” rolling suitcase plus a 16” satchel and a toiletry bag, on sale for $149.99 until Sunday.
  • Officially licensed Cardinals gear will send your graduate out into the world, proudly displaying their St. Louis roots. These items come in a wide range of prices to fit any budget.
  • Officially licensed MLB hats start from $18. Officially licensed MLB jerseys start at $40 up to $110.
  • To complete any office wardrobe, treat your grad to a three-piece cultured freshwater pearl ensemble. The set includes earrings, a necklace and a bracelet and is offered in a variety of colors to reflect her personal style. The sets are $149.99.

  • Send your grad out into the world with their own coffee maker. The Keurig Mini Brewer brews a 6 ounce, 8 ounce or 10 ounce cup of coffee in under two minutes. Regular price is $99.00.
  • The Emerson Compact Refrigerator will keep dorm room snacks cool for just $89.99.
  • CardSmart Card Outlet
  • For the special girl in your life, commemorate her milestone with a Precious Moments graduation girl porcelain figurine. “I Know Who Holds the Future” is $55.95 and “The Key to Success is in Your Heart” is $45.95.

AT&T Mobility

  • Give the gift of the latest technology and surprise your grad with an iPad from Apple. Prices for the iPad2 start at $629/16GB and run to $829/64GB. The iPad1 starts at $429/16GB and run to $629 for 64/GB. Monthly data plan service is required.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab is another sweet alternative for $549 and $14.99 per month for data access.

  • For the graduate who likes to golf, Golf Headquarters has complete Golf Club sets starting at $149.99 and Iron Sets starting at $99.99. This year’s hot item, the TaylorMade drivers are available starting at $399.99. Golf Headquarters also has lesson packages starting at $255.00.

  • For the guys, money clips are a practical option to remind them of their special day. Money clips start at $70. For the special girl, a charm bracelet, starting at $20 will give her options to add charms (starting at $8) to remind her of events for years to come.

  • Let Lindsay’s Chocolate Café & Coffeehouse assemble a chocolate-themed basket for your chocolate-loving graduate. He or she will be the envy of everybody in the dorm with treats to fit any gift-giving budget.


  • Tight dorm room or tiny apartment spaces require creative seating. A butterfly chair can turn the boring dorm room into a cozy haven.  Starting at $34.99, the portable chair can be ordered and shipped directly to the store for free.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »