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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.

Walmart

  • 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.

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