♡ sorority sugar grad gift guide! ♡
when giving a graduation gift to one of your sisters, you want to go easy on the greek letters and sorority swag, but still make it sentimental and personal. a sorority grad gift should be in keeping with your chapter’s personality and reflect the interests of your graduating sister.
think to your sister’s future, or commemorate your past together. gifts can feature your chapter colors, symbols or flower without splashing greek letters all over the place. after graduation she may not wear letters everyday, but the sorority will stay in her heart forever…
♡ 20 sorority grad giftie ideas: ♡
- a set of monogrammed cosmetic bags, or a tote bag in your sorority colors.
- monogrammed ice bucket and bottle of your sister’s favorite wine.
- help her get ‘career ready’ with a monogrammed, or designer, ipad cover, laptop case, or iphone case.
- for her new apartment ~ a custom cutting board, tray, coasters, or tumblers. think lilly, or a version with your sorority symbols and her monogram.
- set of 4 wine glasses and crafted tile coasters ~ paint your own special design on the glasses and decoupage the coasters.
- wood monogram wall decor in her favorite lilly pattern or sorority colors. perfect decor for her new home after graduation.
- jewelry that represents your mascot, symbols, jewel, or flower. this is a nice way for a grad to keep her greek spirit going without being “too” sorority in the work place. for example ~ a fleur de lis, anchor or crown.
- if you know your sister’s address following graduation, a gift basket with customized stationery would be fun. order cute return address labels, note cards, note pad and a stamper in your chapter colors or favorite pattern/symbol/mascot.
- monogrammed tervis tumbler and a colorful beach towel for the summer ahead. create a summer-sun basket by adding a couple of good books and a pair of new sunglasses.
- a classy key fob, coin purse or ceramic box from tiffany & co. one elegant item can make an strong statement!
- commemorative gift ~ a large framed photo collage of all your chapter memories. or a handcrafted memo board with several photos, a meaningful quote and special song lyrics attached.
- have a seamstress create a tee shirt quilt or large tee shirt pillow.
- create a personal and sentimental mix of “your songs” from your wild & crazy good times. or, a personal video of memories. interview all her favorite sisters and have them wish her good luck (like a wedding reception video).
- build a ‘those were the days’ scrapbook of your time together in the sorority. include lots of photos, invitations, trinkets and keepsakes.
- pampering basket ~ after a grueling 4 years in college, your sister could use some gifties to relax. include hair care, facial products, nail polish, perfume, etc.. spoil your sister with the sweetest treats.
- design a unique graphic and text of your favorite song lyrics, motto or quote ~ the one that you shared as sorority sisters. then frame your art print as a one of a kind gift.
- tickets to fun ~ plan a get-together during the summer, like a day at disneyland or attending a favorite concert. gift your sister with the tickets and plans to have a blast.
- you can’t go wrong with anything in sterling silver, crystal, gold or pearls. purchase a special keepsake your sister will treasure forever, then add a message from the heart. for example, give her a small crystal clock with a note about the time you spent together in the chapter, and the time that lies ahead.
- after college your sister will need to do more cooking and entertaining. give her a unique cookbook, cocktail recipe book and/or party planning book. theme it for extra fun ~ retro, southern, single girl, exotic, or her favorite ethnic food.
- if your sister collects a certain item, like frogs, pigs, teddy bears, etc… embellish her favorite collectible in graduation fashion. for example, dress a stuffed frog in a grad cap, stole and diploma. a cute & custom grad gift!
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My big is graduating in April. :( What are some good gift ideas?
i recently posted a list of 20 ideas for grad gifties! check it out here ~
GRADUATING IN A WEEK!
Several of my family members have asked me what I want for graduation. All I’ve said so far is I don’t know because I really don’t know what they can spend. I need to know my limits when spending your money on myself (haha).
Anyways I just thought of some things that are fitblr related!
1. Zip lining
2. To go shoot at a shooting range
3. Race fees
4. Personal Training Sessions
Now I wont hold my breath for any of these things. My family has a track record of being unreliable. We shall see.
Nothing says "You did it!" like a non-educational gift
What do you give a college grad who has it all—a Hallmark teddy bear holding a diploma? Ehh, try these instead:
Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up to their favorite Instagram pictures? Collect 25 photos of your graduate’s favorite college memories to design a unique pillow. The pillow is made of linen-cotton canvas and the images are displayed on the front while the backside of the pillow is navy. They’re soft, fluffy, and safer to drool on than an iPhone.
Load your Kindle with your favorite books and dump it into the Kindle Waterguard for stress-free, poolside reading. It works like a heavy-duty Ziploc bag with a transparent guard so you can easily access your navigation buttons. It’s the perfect gift for graduates who are ready to plan their summer vacations.
For the super spoiled grads who already have an iPad, get them a crafty case to keep their gadget safe. The classic book binding technique that DODOcase uses to craft iPad cases comes in a variety of colors and personalized foil stamp lettering can be placed in three various locations on the case. You choose!
Price: $59.95 (add personalization $9.95 and up)
You’d think to buy this for a culinary graduate, wouldn’t you? Well, don’t—they’d probably think it was a gag gift. This innovative appliance might be better suited for the college graduate who can’t cook, considering that this multi-tasking machine functions as a toaster, meat warmer, and egg cooker in one. It’s perfect for the owner of a new apartment or the moochers who still live at home and want to make their parents a nice breakfast.
Any traditional geek will love this. This digital clock is equipped with date, time, and alarm functions. The 3D interpretation displays time in a 24 hour mode and can sit on a dock or be mounted on to a wall. The clock has a built-in sensor to detect dark hours in which the light becomes less intense.
Some people got fancy laptops or a Macbook.
I got a starter home set of dishes and kitchenware and towels and appliances that my mom’s been collecting since I started high school. One of the things was a cookie machine and one of those all in one microwave, coffee pot, hot plate things. It’s kind of super amazing and even though I can’t use it all right away, it’s all stuff that will last me forever and stuff that I’ll need, so mega appreciation.
I also officially received the luggage we got a few months ago, an engraved pen and pencil set from my aunt, heirlooms and such from my grandpa (including a whole bunch of pictures he took of the royal wedding…on the tv) and American dollars in all my grad cards, which, holy shit American money looks so WEIRD!
Grad rehearsal slayed me, I watched Prom Night (1980) with my friends and the sound would go off sometimes and so the decapitation scene was super funny since no one was screaming, it was just more disco. But oh my god, not violent at all! I haven’t been so disappointed in a movie since Carrie. (The scariest part was John Travolta’s face) Then we watched community, yay and MegaShark vs Croctosaurus which was much worse and less fun than the original and far more semen jokes from the guys I was watching it with.
My brother asked me what I wanted as a Grad gift.
I stared at my phone for like 15 mins wondering if that was a trick, bc I thought I would be the one to ask him if he was going to get me one at all. But, he was being serious. So then, I asked him what my budget was & he said “lol, $200” and I was like, “$200? are you serious? :o” I didn’t know if he was messing with me. So, I told him I had to think about it.. BUT, he’s only going to be in San Francisco for one more week. So I don’t know what to do.
any suggestions on Graduation gifts?
An Update of "Oh, The Places You'll Go" for Grads
May 19, 2012Todd Dakotah Briscoe
My niece is graduating high school this May and she’s already getting the obligatory high
school graduation gifts:
-pens from the terrible people
-cash from the cool people
-a copy of Dr Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” from the people who ran to Barnes and
Noble and saw the “suggestions for graduates” display.
Why doesn’t someone write an update of “Oh the Places You’ll Go” that talks about where life will actually take
you in the next few years.
You may go to college to learn lots in classes.
Like physiology and who Mama Cass is.
You may think it helps you climb the career rung.
But likely you’ll always just be over-hung.
College will help you land really great jobs.
You’ll get job offers by the oodles and gobs!
When you get your degree, you’ll feel such a surety,
but then change careers 3 times by age thirty.
You’ll try some new foods like hummus and schlop,
Lamb with a side of smorgasblagplop!
You’ll try veganism. “No food with a face!”
But please, for our sake, let it just be a phase.
Some tough choices may come to give you a test—
Go to Coachella or South by Southwest?
You could do Burning Man— a kid from your class did!
And what a great place to try dropping acid.
And meet your new friends- the 1 Dollar Menu!
Can you live off just french fries? (But really, though… can you?)
And coffee and coffee and coffee and ramens!
And coffee and coffee (or get some rich friends.)
You may meet a man and want to share your life!
Or get picked up at a bar by a guy with a wife.
Choose your dream man and remember your aim,
and get some iced coffee for your walk of shame.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go is decided by you.
From Path A to Path Seventy Thousand and Two.
No matter what you decide there is no going back.
And if you make the wrong choice, you’re totally fucked for life.