Spring is nearing the end and summer is on the horizon, which means that graduation season is upon us. If you are like most Americans, you have attended a fair share of graduation ceremonies. Utah is home to five major colleges and plenty of public high schools. The University of Utah alone enrolls an average of 24,635 every year.

Whether your loved one is graduating from college, high school, elementary, or somewhere in-between, make sure it is a day that they will remember long after they move their graduation cap tassels and throw it in the air.

The key to a great graduation gift is finding something they can cherish for years to come. Start by thinking about all of the work that got them there and what gifts will remind them of this whenever they see it.

Here is the perfect formula to make graduation more memorable for the graduate in your life.


Step 1: Recognize Academic Efforts with a Customized Diploma Frame

Possibly the most useful gift to get a college or high school graduate is a customized diploma frame. A diploma is by far the most iconic piece of the graduation puzzle. However, a diploma certificate comes in a flimsy case that is usually thrown aside when the ceremony ends. A diploma frame allows the graduate to fashionably display their diploma in the office, home, or bedroom. It is a practical gift that perfectly encapsulates what graduation is all about.


Step 2: Add a Unique Touch with a Graduation Shadow Box

Most families snap ceremony pictures, gather yearbooks, and put them inside a plastic box without another thought. You can use these pieces for something unique. Rather than storing mementos when school ends, use them to craft the perfect present with a shadowbox as the frame. Although, a framed picture can be a wonderful gift, developing an image and putting it in a frame is as effortless as logging onto your photo center account. Take it to the next level with a shadowbox and put together an entire story.


Step 3: Custom Engravings

All any graduate wants is for gift-givers to put thought into their gifts. Hit the nail on the head this grad season by making it gift personal with a custom engraving. Whether you want to engrave a piece of jewelry or a picture frame, custom engravings are the perfect solution. Personalized engravings add an extra touch to the gift that will remind them of graduating every time they see it. From beautifully engraved jewelry to stunning engraved accessories they can put on the desk at their new job, your graduate will be happily surprised to find the added touch.


Step 4: Throw a Graduation Party

Throw your graduate a grad party that they will remember for a lifetime. After your finish cheering on your graduate when you hear their name announced on the loudspeaker and they walk across the stage to shake hands, it is time to party it up. You can make the party the gift in itself, or you can give them another award during the event. Whichever you choose to do, make the party enjoyable by inviting everyone close to your graduate and adding all of their favorite things.


Step 5: Take Time to Enjoy It

Graduation is the time where you celebrate all of their hard work, dedication, and accomplishing their goals. Whichever way you choose to recognize the graduate in your life, take time to take in the moment. Look around and everything the day has to offer. By staying present and fully reveling at the moment, you and your graduate can look back on the day with smiles on your faces.


For additional help making graduation a success, get in touch with McGee’s Stamp and Trophy. Our products are the perfect addition to any grad day.