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It’s May! Caps, gowns and the annual dilemma: What to give graduates? You want to give something she’ll find truly useful, or delight him with something very cool. But what? Add a tight budget to the equation and many of us procrastinate until there’s no solution but a gift card.
Cash and gift cards
If you give a gift card, be sure the store you choose is one the graduate uses. Or use merchants with a wide selection, like Amazon or Target. Alternatively, choose a store that carries universally needed items, like household supplies, books, music or gas.
Getting there is everything, especially for job seekers. Here are seven gifts to smooth the ride:
Laptops, tablets and smartphones are among the most coveted gifts. Here are a few relatively lower-cost ideas:
Gifts with heart
Assembling a kit is one of the most fun gifts to give and to get. You can spend a lot or a little on these four ideas:
Help with money management
Great numbers of Americans of all ages and education levels lack even basic knowledge of how to manage money. Don’t let your grad be among them. Give:
Another good idea is a personal finance or money management book. Four solid bets:
Help with the job search
Memberships and subscriptions
Utterly cool gifts
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