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Creative Ideas for Graduation Gifts

With graduations come parties. Check out these creative gift ideas to help your grad write the next chapter in his or her life — whether it's job hunting, globe-trotting or setting up house (or a dorm room).

Gifts for job-seeking grads
Help your grad develop a winning professional identity by creating an entire personalized branding program using FedEx Office® Design & Print Center services. Include eye-catching business cards, thank-you cards, notepads and sticky notes. For the creative job hunter, design business-card-size magnets to leave behind during an interview as a useable — and memorable — reminder.

Top off this brand-building package with an engraved business-card holder, pen and coffee mug to place on your grad's desk once the job is landed. Throw in a personalized photo wall or desk calendar to complete the office ensemble.

Maybe your grad wants to start a business? If so, a car door magnet that displays the name of the company makes a unique gift. It can be custom-designed or selected from hundreds of designs already in stock.

Gifts for globe-trotting grads
If your grad is taking time off to spread his or her wings before settling into college life or searching for a job, try these ideas.

Start with passport photos, then add a personalized tote bag, T-shirt, hat or hoodie. Customize these by uploading your favorite photo or choose from a selection of designs.

Before your grad takes to the road or the skies, give him or her a customized calendar filled with fun photos of family and friends. Or download images from places to visit for inspiration and to help in the planning process.

Gifts for grads setting up house
Is your grad more focused on establishing a home than searching for jobs or traveling? Set the scene by creating a unique work of art for the new digs.

Make a poster or bigger-than-life photo enlargement or a color photo collage that shows off your grad's accomplishments. Print the poster or photo enlargement on glossy or satin paper for a more artful approach. It's easy to do online using FedEx Office® Print Online or our Sony PictureStation (available at limited locations).

Another creative décor idea is to display photo art prints on dorm room or apartment walls. The prints come frame-ready in several sizes. Portraits are magnificent printed on canvas, then stretched and mounted over a wooden frame.

Present older grads with a special housewarming present: a bottle of their favorite wine affixed with a personally designed label. Younger grads would appreciate a tin of tasty cookies sporting a label you custom-designed.

Personalize your gift-giving with these creative ideas. Your grad will remember and appreciate your thoughtfulness for years to come.

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