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How to Make Your Grad Feel Special

You are so proud of your grad for all they have accomplished and want to show them just how amazed you are by them and everything that they have achieved. Knowing how to symbolize the proudness you feel towards them takes thought and consideration into what you believe makes a great graduation gift. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

In this article, we present three gifts that will not only make your grad feel special, but will also make your pride known and shouted from the rooftops! Well, not literally, of course. Read on for some ideas on how to make your grad feel special.

1.   Write Them A Letter

Go old-school and write your grad a handwritten letter expressing how proud you are of them and all they’ve accomplished. Sometimes the best way to show someone you care is to tell them exactly how it is. Be upfront, and don’t be afraid to express your amazement and pride towards your grad and everything that they have worked so hard for while in school.

You might also include some career or life advice in the letter to pack a positive punch and let your grad know that you care about their wellbeing and are interested in seeing them move on to an even brighter future.

You could also take a different approach with your letter. Instead, write a letter of recommendation for an apartment, position, or formal documentation for college that your grad will need to press on with their future.

2.   Purchase Congratulatory Gifts

Give your grad a gift or two demonstrating how proud you are of them. Classic options include graduation flowers and family heirlooms like a class ring. You can always go over the top with outrageous gifts like cars and checks to get them situated and ready-to-go, wherever their career takes them.

It all depends on the sentiment you’re going for and, of course, what your budget will allow for in a graduation gift. Think about what they might like and see if you can customize any ideas you have to match their personality even more. They will appreciate the thought you put into the gift even more when these efforts are apparent.

3.   Contribute to Their Future

Get your grad a gift that will show them how much faith you have in them. Demonstrate how proud you are of them with a gift that they can take with them into the future, whatever it may hold.

Honor your graduate by contributing a portion of a down-payment on a house, a security deposit on an apartment, or give your permission to be a cosigner to a loan or rental that they will need to move forward in their career. Consider a health conscious gift like a gym membership or set of classes to better their health, or invest in their grocery expenses with a bulk food supply membership or food subscription box service.

These are not small acts of kindness, and that is because they are intentionally over-the-top. After all, they are supposed to showcase your faith in your grad and boost their confidence in the process.

The Bottom Line

If you want to make your graduate feel special, give them gifts that send one clear message: I believe in you. Be prepared to spend or offer more than you typically would with gifts, as graduating is a significant accomplishment in a person’s life. If you really want your grad to feel as remarkable as you think they are, you’ll have to pull out all the stops for them to see that. 

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.