Yea! He/She finally made it! Graduated from collage!
Maybe it's your best friend. Or a sibling, child or even a parent. So you ask yourself, "What is a Good College Graduation Gift?" for this special someone. And you draw a blank. Suddenly you can't think of any of those awesome things you wanted to remember. So, what are you going to do?
There are many kinds of things you can get. Elegant pen and pencil sets, fun and friendly things like various kinds of trinkets. Hi tech gadgets. What to choose?
Please think about the person you are getting this gift for. And certain kinds of gifts will suddenly be a bad choise for reasons you never considered. Is the specail person going to be able to hang on to the thing you give, or will it just become one more piece of clutter they feel obligated to keep? Do they have a place to keep it? Will it be appropriate for a couple years down the road when they have kids?
I always give a note with such presents. I make sure to put on the card or tag something to remind the receiver that first of all, congratulations, but that the thing I am giving will someday be broken or lost or whatever. And when that happens, its OK. I want them to remember this event, not the thing they are receiving. I want the event to be the special thing, and the memento I am conveying is just a reminder.
When shopping online I like to check out several aspects. Different things are important depending on what I am buying, and I buy lots of stuff online. I like checking out the reviews. A good rule of thumb is always look at the very best and the very worst and ignore both. Look at what normal people have to say, not cheerleaders or enemies of the product or manufacturer. Believe it or not, some people buy some things just so they can review them. Go figure.
Anyway the good vs bad ratio often tends to be more important then the content of the reviews themselves. Yep. Sometimes someone will order the wrong size, then write a bad review blaming the seller or the product instead of accepting that they did bad. Others are so afraid of saying anything negative they will leave a good review even when they don't like the item.
Hey, this is a post on stuff to celebrate someone graduating, not a lesson on reviews! OK. This list was made with a variety of considerations. Rating, the level of "fun", usefulness, qualify for prime, or something that can have personal meaning.
I gotta say, I wish I had received the book on Adulting. There were a couple tips that would have made job hunting, and relationships so much less painful.
So, lets look at some suggestions for your special someone.