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Gifts for the Graduate

Be the most impressive neighbor, friend, or grandma to the grad in your life,
with exclusive Studio 5 gift ideas that are both unique and easy.
Studio 5 Executive Producer, Michelle Torsak set out to make remembering
your graduate, the easiest thing on your to-do-list.

Let the graduation announcements fly! Whether you are in need of a simple
“congratulations” idea for the kids in your neighborhood, or a more personal
gifts for a family grad, Studio 5 has you covered with a whole slew of

Quick & Easy Congratulations – perfect for kids in the
neighborhood, your own grad’s group of friends or for a graduation party.

· Put a smile on their face when they jump in the car. Kind of cheesy, but
fun, I love the car antenna toppers from Oriental Trading. They are
inexpensive which make them perfect for remembering lots of grads in the
neighborhood. Pick up some window markers and leave a personal message
on their windows.

Car antenna caps available from Oriental Trading; $5.50 per dozen

· Give them something to chew on. I love the bags of brightly colored
gumballs available at Orson Gygi. Fill a glass jar and attach our printable

with a commencement speech quote that reminds them to “chews” an
opportunity that is right versus one that is perfect.

Gumballs available at Orson Gygi,
located at 3500 South 300 West, SLC; $9 –
$11 per bag

· Make your graduation party pop with a fun favor. The push-pop
containers add creative flair to your dessert and they make the perfect base
for a graduation cap. Check out this great tutorial from the Frog Prince
Paperie blog here.

Push-pop containers are available online from Garnish (one of my favorite
packaging sources); $1.75 each

· Leave them a little treat. Glass light bulb jars from Hobby Lobby make a
candy treat special. Add our printable

gift tag and you have an easy and
thoughtful remembrance.

Light bulb jars available online from Hobby Lobby; $1.47 each

Memorable Money Gifts – perfect for a family grad, a close family
friend, or
any grad you want to splurge on.

· Give them cash in a dream bank – a wooden bank that lets you insert a
photo of the object of their desire.

Dream bank available online from Uncommon
; $25

· Roll your quarters and wrap them with Studio 5 flair! Pick up quarter
rolls from your bank or credit union and then wrap in our printable

· “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Suitcase. These little cardboard suitcases make
a darling container for the grad heading out on a graduation trip or going
away to college. Add our Studio 5 custom tag and fill suitcase with money,
sunscreen, magazines, and toiletries.

Suitcases available online from Paper Source; Between $9.50 –
depending on size

· Game of “Life” gift box. Grab the game “Life” from your cupboard and
color copy the game board to cover your gift box. Roll dollar bills and tie.
Place in the gift box with a pair of dice. You could even include the quote
straight from the game which reads “Where will your choices take you?”

· Bag full of money. Haven’t we all wished we could land on a bag of
money? I found this fun unzipped glass zipper bag (a glass jar that really
looks like a plastic zipper bag) that is the perfect container for gifting your

Unzipped glass zipper bag available online from Uncommon Goods; $20

Fun & Quirky – perfect for the grad you know well and the grad
with a sense
of humor.

· Personalized “Hire Me” postcards. MOO allows you to create customized
postcards for all kinds of fun. Create a series of postcards with photos of
your grad and mail them out in an envelope with instructions for the
recipient to return mail with a message for the grad. Be sure to include
return postage to make it easy.

MOO also has designed a series of “Hire Me” postcards with sayings that are
sure to get a prospective employer to sit up and take notice. You can
personalize the back of the cards with contact information or a link to a
resume (you would need to ask the grad for this information in advance).

Postcards available from MOO; prices
start at $19.99

· Scratch Map – a large, wall map that lets you scratch off the places you’ve
been. Perfect for the grad who is setting off to see the world.

Scratch map available online from Uncommon
; $24

· Dirty Roommate Tags. If you know a grad that is heading off to college,
these post-it roommate reminders will make them laugh. Attach to a jug of
laundry soap.

Tags available online from Paper
; $6.95

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