Six gift ideas for your special graduates

By Marc Eric Cosep |March 26,2019 - 09:16 PM

March is a significant month for students of all ages as it brings memorable milestones in young people’s lives -Graduation.

Some parents see this as an opportunity to pass on an heirloom, usually in the form of a watch or jewelry that has been passed on in the family. Other also have a more forward-thinking approach, keeping in mind the latest gadgets that can be used for a job in the future.

Graduation gifts are not just about rewarding a person for making it. Oftentimes, gifts for this occasion are extra special to symbolize a coming of age. Hence, even extended family members and boyfriends and girlfriends take the time out to give something meaningful.

If you’re stuck in a rut with what to give your graduating loved one – or yourself if you’re graduating this March – check out this list of 6 gift ideas:

1. Classy Pen

For a college-bound graduate, a good pen is a gift that’s both tasteful and incredibly useful. According to a 2017 study from the Association of Psychological Science, students who take notes in lecture by hand understand the subject matter better than those who type their notes on a laptop.

Of course, it’s possible to take notes with a cheap ballpoint, but a really good pen both looks better and writes a smoother line and it also said: “I’m an adult” in a way that a Bic with a chewed cap never will.

While you’re all out to celebrate for a graduation party surprise your graduate with the pen that signifies his welcoming to the adult world.

Book your graduation party at Montebello Villa Hotel and get an overnight stay at their standard room for free. Promo is valid until March 1 to December 31, 2019.

2. Wristwatch

Great accomplishments call for great celebrations.

This 2019, while enjoying a dinner or a lunch buffet at the Puso Bristo and Bar at Quest Hotel and Conference-Cebu, give your graduate a wristwatch to symbolise his coming to adulthood.

A wristwatch serves both a practical purpose, helping the new adult get to work or go to college classes on time, and a symbolic one, making them look like a real grown-up.

A nice watch adds a touch of class to an outfit and it also serves as a symbol of adulthood when time really starts to matter.

Let him sport his new watch at while dinning at Quest Dinner and Lunch Buffet for only P850 and P700 net. Graduates can dine for free with at least 4 paying adults.

3. Gift of an Experience

Studies in the field of economics have shown that spending money on experiences tend to bring more happiness than spending on a physical object. So, if you really want to make the new graduate happy,  giving them the experience to remember is a great way to do it.

It will offer them a chance to relax after the stress of finals and reward themselves for all their hard work. Gifts of experience include:

    Dinner Buffet

Celebrate the outstanding achievement of graduation with a dinner buffet with your family or friends at Bai Hotel.

Indulge in a premium Tomahawk Steak paired with a baked mac and cheese topped with a selection of sauces in Marble + Grain Steakhouse’s Graduation Menu; enjoy a special complimentary cake for the graduate for only PHP 8,499 nett good for 4 on Tuesdays to Sundays for lunch or dinner, for the whole month of March at bai Hotel Cebu.

    A Hotel Stay

Reward your graduate with all their years of hard work and perseverance with an overnight stay at a hotel.

Go on a weekend staycation at Radisson Blu Cebu and stay overnight in a superior room with buffet breakfast at the Feria for two for only P5,555 per night. Refresh and de-stress with an inspiring staycation to cap off your hectic college life.

4. Jewelry

Jewelry is a traditional gift for marking major milestones, and graduation certainly qualifies. For women, a pendant or charm bracelet makes an appropriate memento of the occasion. For men, a piece like an engraved tie pin or key chain can mark their entry into the adult world.

Of course, fine jewelry can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but there are plenty of modest, tasteful items you can buy. Pandora is a good place to find interesting handmade pieces to fit all budgets.

5. Rekindle moments with the Barkada

College may be over, but the memories you acquired with the barkada, may it be good or bad, still live on.

Celebrate your entire barkadas success journey over conversations and great food at Seda Hotel’s sumptuous 4+1 Graduation promo at the Misto.

Lunch buffet includes a variety of local and international dishes and is priced at Php850 per person.

6. Thank your parents

Theirs no amount of gifts that you can gift to match your parent’s sacrifice in order to send you to school.

Now as you take a new chapter in your life, let us also take the chance to thank our parents for their hard work through an overnight stay at Bai Hotel.

Enjoy a relaxing night at their  Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Premier Suite, or from their One Bedroom Suite for as low as Php 2,019 nett.

No matter what kind of gift you choose to give, it’s important to include a card or note as well. Adding that personal touch will make the gift much more special than an anonymous package.

Can you think of any more interesting gifts for graduates?

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