6 Gifts Every College Graduate Needs

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Not sure what to get your college graduate? Here are six practical gift ideas to help get the college graduate in your life set up for life beyond the ivory tower.

Money

Money elephant cash gift
Credit: Carolyn Tiry

I know. I know. Money doesn't always seem like the most meaningful graduation gift but it's likely the one thing a college graduate really needs. One thing about adulthood is learning how to handle money. Maybe they'll spend it on something frivolous. Maybe they'll use it to buy clothing for job interviews. Maybe they'll save. I personally had six weeks between the end of exams and the start of my first post-college job and it was two weeks after that before I got my first pay check. The money I was gifted for graduation paid my rent and bought groceries. I was thankful for every single dime.

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