Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Great Graduation Gifts for $20 and Under

'Tis the season for graduation!  It's that time of year again to honor all of those hardworking students who finally made it to the finish line.  Now, don't get me wrong, I love to celebrate my family and friend's accomplishments as much as the next gal, but graduation gifts can get costly.  During this economy I simply cannot afford to give monetary gifts, especially when I'll probably be attending several graduation parties.  So, here are some great graduation gifts for $20 and under:

Digital Keychain
Digital keychains are just $10 at Walgreens and can easily be loaded with the graduate's favorite photos.  If you have a scanner, you can even scan and upload old pictures highlighting all of your graduate's special moments throughout the years.

101 Things to do with Ramen Noodles
This nifty cookbook may seem like a joke, but it's a perfect gift for the graduate heading off to college life and dorm food!  And it's available online for just $10.00.

Oberweiss Club
For the younger graduate, the Oberweiss Cone of the Month Club makes for a wonderful gift.  Your graduate can enjoy a luscious ice cream cone every single month of the year!  Cards are priced at just $19.95.

Day Planners and Business Card Holders
Both of these office items are a necessity for college grads as they enter the workplace.  And both of these graduation gifts can be purchased on for under $20.  Amazon offers decorative day planners and stylish card holders and dispensers featuring brushed nickel, chrome and rhinestones.

Laptop/Travel Bags from the Container Store
The Container Store advertises a sleek, charcoal laptop bag for just $19.95.  And for the female graduate, they also present a chic line of overnight duffels, wallets, totes, storage bags and more in an array of trendy patterns and delightful color combos.  Bags are priced at $14.95 and up and are perfect for travel and college.

Mixed Bag Designs
And speaking of bags, Mixed Bag Designs sells a menagerie of re-usable and durable storage bags, lunch bags, file holders, man bags, art portfolios, garment bags and more.  Mixed Bag advertises ecclectic, yet colorful designs like: polka dots, plaid, paisley, floral and much more.  Most items are priced below $20.00 and are available at

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