Tips for Buying Graduation Gifts

Feb 11, 2020

It’s graduation time. That moment where your closest family members and friends receive the recognition of accomplishments and their beginning of a new journey. How do you decide what is the most appropriate gift for such an occasion? We have a few tips for you here today for men and ladies.

Keep in mind that a graduation is not only a commencement but a sense of achievement and marking of an important milestone for the rest of their life. So try to choose a gift that will not only commemorate his or her goal but will also serve as a reminder of their achievement and progression.


Tip 1: Above and Beyond Class Rings

Class rings are great because they can commemorate a school and are customizable. You can put your name, graduation year, and little symbols and characters. But let’s be honest. How many people wear class rings after they graduate? It’s not a super bowl ring.

Instead opt for a cocktail ring. Cocktail rings are fun, colorful, and always in fashion. A good idea is to find a ring that matches her academic colors. Cocktails rings such as this rhodolite and amethyst diamond wrap ring are also very versatile and can be worn day or night with endless ensembles. If customized, one of a kind piece is what you aim to look for then you can also visit us and we can build a truly unique piece just for you. Visit our custom design page for more information.

Tip 2: Diamonds Never Fail

Diamond jewelry is one of the finest gifts for any occasion. It’s also a timeless piece that will be treasured by your graduate for many years. Diamond pendants or diamond hoops are a great gift and come in various size and styles. You can also look for matching sets of diamond jewelry such as a diamond solitaire pendant with matching diamond studs. Since diamonds are a symbol of wealth, durability and quality, every young lady deserves diamonds to mark their accomplishments and display of confidence for their future endeavors.

Tip 3: Traditionally Pearls

More recently pearl jewelry seems to be commonly overlooked as a graduation gift. In fact pearls are traditionally gifted in one’s lifetime as a symbol of accomplishment and marking of memorable moments. Graduation is one of the greatest opportunity for gifting the young lady with her first strand of pearls or even pearl pendants and bracelets are also great gifts for this occasion. Much like diamonds, pearl jewelry are classics and will always shine and display her years of hard work and success as she cherishes them for the rest of her life. Take a look at our entire collection of pearl jewelry to choose the perfect gift for your graduate.

Tip 4: Pin It

So you may not know her ring size or personal preference in particular stones and styles. Pins or brooches make it a more subtle options for a grad gift. They are great accessories that would perfectly compliment her graduation dress or any occasion in her future. A pin such as this Orange and Yellow Sapphire Pave Butterfly Pin would be a fantastic symbolic gift of growth, change, and new journeys. Plus it’s very lively and chic.


Tip 1: Pens Mean Business

Luxury pens are a great way to commemorate a young man’s success. They give a sense of status and achievement while they also are useful. This gift to a graduate will feel like a trophy denoting their accomplishment. Luxury pens such Montblanc are very well recognized for their sophisticated and timeless elegance. There are various styles of luxury pens made of varying materials and types. Choose one that matches his personality and writing style. Who knows, this maybe the pen they use toward their next big chapter in life. Regardless of when it will be used, it’s a guarantee that it will sit on his new desk with pride.

Tip 2: Time for Real Life

Timepieces are great reminders of success and status for many men. It’s very common to be given a watch when receiving promotions or even as a retirement gift from a company. Needless to say watches denote your time and hard work towards something in particular. Watches are probably one of the most admired gifts and come in endless measures of styles, material, sizes, movements and more. There are many watches and features to fits one’s lifestyle and personality so it’s important to choose the right type of watch for your grad. It may be a good idea to give a watch with a leather bracelet such as the IWC Portuguese Blue and White watch to prepare him for more formal occasions while the colors still give a fun and unique character. Visit our Men’s Timepieces page to shop for the perfect watch for your graduate.

Tip 3: Cufflink Flare

dunhill cufflinks

Cufflinks are one the most exciting accessories that gives a man a chance to reflect his personality and individual look. Cufflinks are worn by men of all ages. It’s the smallest and simplest accessory that can make the largest difference in a gentlemen’s attire and now that he has graduated it’s time to get him out of sweats and into suits. He may not currently have a dress shirt that requires cufflinks, but this can easily drive a young man to recognize his progression in his career and may motivate him to update his style. Cufflinks are the perfect balance in a gift that gives sentimental value as much as it prepares him for his future. Take a look at some of our favorite Scott Kay or Dunhill cufflinks. Or if you are looking for something with more edge, then you may want to up pick up a set of Stephen Webster cufflinks for your graduate.

Tip 4: Big Money

Now it’s time for your graduate to start making the big bucks (well, at least we hope so). Either way you want to make sure you gift your graduate with the proper gift that stands as a positive reminder of his accomplishments. A good way to determine the right gift is the balance of individuality, class and masculinity. The money clip balances all three perfectly and the velcro wallet does not. Money clips exemplify status, potential growth and stability. This is the perfect gift to round up all his loose cash in his pockets and update his form of handling money. A cool Dunhill silver diamond pattern money clip like this will serves as a positive reminder of his present success as well as his future financial success. Browse and shop our money clips here.

Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. Today, King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs.


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