5 Gifts for the Grad in Your Life

5 Gifts for the Grad in Your Life

Mother Rucker's SweetsRight now, all across the country, high school and college students are graduating—a huge transition that marks the end of one stage of life and the beginning of another. Your gift to the graduate in your life can help them celebrate the occasion and give them a helping hand with their new start. Here are a few ideas that we at Mother Rucker’s Sweets think are excellent for new grads.

1. A token honoring their pursuits: Is your grad heading off to college to get a nursing degree? Or are they leaving college and would appreciate a memento of their alma mater? Maybe they’ve decided to enlist in the armed forces. Jewelry that reflects a grad’s life choice shows your appreciation for their accomplishments and goals. Jewelry lines like James Avery or Pandora offer catalogs of rings, charms, necklaces and bracelets that celebrate your grad’s life choices, and can serve as a token of your confidence in their new journey.

2. Savings: Regardless of whether your grad is leaving college or high school, an investment strategy is likely the furthest thing from their mind. Buy them shares of a blue chip stock and they’ll learn early about investing, saving up for retirement and planning for their financial future. U.S. Savings bonds are also a good option, with I Bonds keeping their value, indexed to keep up with inflation. Many online investment options allow for east investment gifting, making the transfer a simple one.

3. Cash: Some call it impersonal, but to a recent graduate, cash is the perfect gift. It gives the grad an instant income boost to be spent on a trip, preparing for college life or starting out into adulthood. It’s your call on how much you give, but one thing is certain: cash gifts will never go unappreciated.

4. Gift cards: If you just can’t bring yourself to give cash, a gift card makes for the perfect compromise. You’ll be giving a thoughtful gift that still allows the recipient room to make his or her own choices. For high school grads heading off to college, think about gift cards that will help them furnish their college apartment or dorm room. Gift cards for clothing stores, general stores or even gas are useful, too.

5. Custom cookie: For anyone who wants to add a little personal touch, Mother Rucker’s Sweets has an idea that’s sweet and unique. A Custom Cookie made by our skilled bakers can display a monogram or even a digital image, making your cookies one-of-a-kind. It’s an excellent way to express your congratulations and personalize a gift of cash or a gift card so that your recipient knows how much you care. Custom cookies need a little lead time, so don’t wait ’til the last minute. We can help you design just the right cookie to show your confidence in your grad. (They make nice dessert spreads at graduation parties, too!)