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How to Buy a High School Graduation Gift

Graduating from high school marks the beginning of a new adventure. Give a memorable gift that will help the new grad on their adventure.


  • Step 1: Get a laptop Help the recent grad stay connected and organized with a laptop computer loaded with the latest software.
  • TIP: If you are really generous, a printer and laptop case are great accessories.
  • Step 2: Stay in touch Stay in touch by getting a one-year calling card. Calling cards can be used for domestic and international calling.
  • Step 3: Make sure they are on time Make sure they are always on time with a quality watch, alarm clock, or clock radio.
  • Step 4: Capture their journey Capture their new journey through life with a digital camera -- there will be plenty of photo opportunities coming up.
  • Step 5: Gift of money Give the gift nobody will complain about -- money. Prepaid credit cards are a good option for grads who like to shop on the internet.
  • TIP: You can search online for gifts organized by personality types for a more personalized gift.
  • Step 6: Keep food and drinks cold Keep their food and drinks cold in a mini refrigerator, which will easily fit in their first apartment or dorm room.
  • Step 7: Buy luggage Give the gift of travel. Whether they are going away for college or traveling the world, a set of luggage will help them along their journey.
  • FACT: As of 2009, New Jersey had the highest U.S. high school graduation rate of 82.1 percent of students.

You Will Need

  • Laptop
  • Calling card
  • Watch
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio
  • Digital camera
  • Money
  • Prepaid calling card
  • Mini fridge
  • Luggage
  • Printer (optional)
  • Laptop case (optional)

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