You're proud, relieved, and want to show the graduate in your life that you care. Buying a gift for a teenager or young adult can be tough. Whether it's a high school or college graduation, don't let your uncertainty about gifts scare you away from making a kind gesture.
The number one requested item for graduation gifts is simple - cold hard cash. In the U.S. alone, we hand over about $5 billion in graduation gifts and over half is in cash. If you feel that a check or a handful of twenties is too impersonal, there are plenty of other ways to show you care. Here are several suggestions of meaningful gifts for the graduate in your life.
If your son or daughter has stacks of t-shirts that represent milestones, vacations, or sports teams, this is a fantastic way to make them into something lasting. While you can certainly turn them into a quilt yourself if you have the skills, this isn't necessary. You can also send them to a company called Project Repat that will create your customized t-shirt quilt and one-of-a-kind graduation gift.