5 Grad Gift Ideas | Sycamore Illinois Senior Photographer

If you’re like me, you have quite a few grad announcements piling up on your fridge and in your mailbox. I struggle sometimes with knowing what to get these amazing graduates, and what will be most helpful and appreciated. I thought maybe there were a few others wondering what to gift their beloved graduates, so I put together this gift guide! Read on for some fool-proof ideas:

Stylish Choker

This is one of the “it” items for 2017! They range in price from $19-$59, and will please any young lady who enjoys being in style. You can find these chokers online at stores like Forever 21 for an affordable version, or Nordstorm for a quality piece.  Another idea is a beautiful, classic bangle (we love the ones from Alex + Ani)

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Creative gift baskets / College survival baskets…

I love practical and creative ideas like this. It’s kind of like putting together my senior swag bags for all my sessions: everything a grad would love or need. All of my senior clients receive little gift bags full of goodies with their senior sessions, so I’m well-versed in the items they simply love! Here are a few ideas: starbucks or restaurant gift cards, fuel gift cards, personal care items like razors or kleenex, decor for their dorm rooms, favorite candies, gum, and office supplies.

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Well…this might seem a bit obvious, but let’s be honest, it is always the easiest pick for a grad-pleasing gift! Pinterest is a great place for creative ideas of how to give that moolah to the Grad this year {I’ve pinned some for ya on my Pinterest page }…just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it has to be boring!

Portable Lens Kit

What senior isn’t snapping photos with their smartphone?! The iMoreGro iphone lens kit is great for college, on-the-go life and capturing memories.. I carry one with me for quick snaps to share, and at under $20, it’s an inexpensive and very practical little gift!

Portable Charger

2% battery life is never a good feeling when you’re running around campus. Always have a charge with a lipstick sized phone charger. This would be an adorable gift when packaged with a cute ribbon and card! We also love this keychain version, that can attach to a backpack or purse!

Want even more creative ideas? I am always pinning on my Pinterest page, and like to share the best ideas I come across for my clients and their parents (let’s be honest, there might be a few recipes and helpful hints on there, too!) I have all kinds of useful pins on there right now, and would love for you to check them out!

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