A+ Gifts for the Grad in Your Life

By Sun Jung  •  May 12, 2014

Graduations are always A+ events, but you can actually bring them down to C+ events by choosing the wrong gifts or overspending. Ace the day by using the latest deals and selecting presents from the sites below offering stellar discounts:

Go pro in picking the flowers by not shopping at the closest florist because one, most of the students will be carrying the same, dull bouquet and two, it will likely be overpriced during that day. Buy some eye-catching, flamboyant flowers that really express “Congratulations!” at ProFlowers.



From classic dozen red roses starting at $24.99, you can find simple and intricate arrangements of flowers that come with different vase options. Brighten the day with 100 blooms of sunshine or add some natural scent with fragrant stargazer lilies. Take a step up by looking at their Gourmet Gifts section that has a list of chocolates, cake pops, and other sweets. There is presently a 20% off coupon on orders over $39.

Getting a degree is a sweet rite of passage toward one’s future. Double the sweetness by treating your recent senior’s taste buds with See’s Candies collection of Teachers & Grads gifts. Give the Graduation Hat filled with chocolate delights or the silver bag containing dark chocolate balls as a token of your pride. If the summer heat is worrying you, there is a large selection of melt-free treats including chocolate lollypops and peanut brittles that can deliver the same amount of sugar kick. Is sugar making you ponder? Then click on their sugar free category that has dark and milk chocolate bars as well as peanut brittles with highly-rated reviews.

Graduation is all about capturing the moment and reflecting accomplishments. For this day, give something that will commemorate the graduating hero in high-resolution with the help of York Photo. Whether it is in the form of calendars, posters, blankets, and others, York Photo allows you to put photo prints on a broad range of products that serve as remembrance.


Before you buy any stationery or mug at the local store, think about how other people bought those items. Avoid the cliché trap of purchasing gifts that everyone can have and add a picture that illustrates how special the person is. Also, escape the common mistake of paying for the full price by using coupons – you can deduct $10 off and shipping cost from your entire order!

Our bank accounts tend to shake in fear when it comes to buying jewelry. Avoid falling into the pitfall of surpassing your limits by choosing Limoges Jewelry. Right now, there is a graduation sale that offers up to $50 off and free shipping. Add a personal touch to your gift by customizing it with engravings.

Surf through their Freestyle Class Rings where you’ll find abundant amount of options and rings as low as $39.99. Find or personalize that pristine piece of jewelry to celebrate the day.

When shopping, remember the aphorism “eat fruits” because it can still come handy. Edible Arrangements has fun-filled and blooming bouquets made of fruits that you can customize by adding more sweets, decorations, and chocolates. Think fruitfully: dip bananas and strawberries with confetti fruit cupcakes in boxes or bouquet forms. Surf through their graduation gift options for ideas or look through their Arrangements to explore some of their pops and truffles. 

Does the graduating star have a sweet tooth? Then click the Dipped Fruit section and you’ll find fruits from all colors embellished with chocolate. Nail the perfect gift, food pyramid, and coupons by selecting from a wide array of fruits.



Looking for a fancy and luxurious gift for graduation? FTD is now featuring a list of gift items from extravagant bouquets to chocolate dip delights for 25% off – just in time for graduation! Make sure to check out their sale on Sweet Surprises Bouquet collection starting from $36 and take a notch up for a lower price in jewelry and Godiva chocolates. For those opting for upscale brands, FTD’s Luxury Collection section includes Dean & Deluca, Vera Wang, Baccarat Crystal, and many more. Whether you decide to take a sweet gourmet or colorful floral approach towards your gift purchase, don’t forget to use the 10% off coupon.



There is some bitterness for graduates who end a chapter of their lives, but you can always remind them the sweetness of it in their graduation. The Popcorn Factory has a section of Graduation Gifts to shower recent graduates with gourmet popcorn and sweets. Their mouthwatering University of Snacks Stash and Graduation Cap Treat Box contain gummy bears, chocolates, flavored popcorns, and Smarties. For those with diverse palate, the Stripe Jumbo Samplers offers a hodgepodge of candies and cookies for an enormous amount in a bright striped box. Make sure to browse through their collection of gift baskets and towers for more ideas. Overwhelm your graduating student with these top tier snacks.

Take a shiny path when it comes to buying presents; this is a special day that deserves to be brightened with premium gifts that stays, of course, within the budget. Zales has an exquisite list of luxurious jewelry that can commemorate this occasion with elegance. You can find a pool of charming pieces as low as $15 to exclusive collections from Vera Wang Love and more. If uniqueness is what you strive for, the Design Your Own section allows buyers to customize their own jewelry. Take advantage of the sale on custom-designed class rings where you will find a petite selection of pieces. Purchase the glamorous piece for a lower price by using the latest deals. Bonus: the site offers free shipping on every order.



Does your friend or family quote Star Wars? Did he or she devise an app? Or do you simply want to give something unconventional? Transmit your love and sincere geek wishes in this upcoming graduation (probably from Hogwarts) by shopping at ThinkGeek. Don’t give flowers, give plush kitten bouquets. A pair of DNA earrings or unicorn earbuds can add the right dose of funkiness and creativity for your graduating senior. If geekdom is an unfamiliar territory, don’t be afraid to venture it – at least the gift department section. Because the site now has a separate section called Graduation Celebration where you can browse through a selection of potential, non-traditional presents. Also, geek out in some of the coupons available. Especially if your loved one is a Walking Dead fan since there is a coupon for a free chocolate zombie bunny.


Sighting that perfect piece of gemstone or ring to congratulate your recent graduate friend/family can be quite tough and it gets tricky when it comes to finding an inexpensive one. Kay Jewelers may just deliver that shiny keepsake sealing and celebrating all the years of academic accomplishment. With its class rings offer, customers can personalize rings with engravings, colors, and additional touches. If you want more room for creativity, Kay has several customizable options including Design-a-Ring, monogram jewelry, and engravable pieces. For those who prefer general designs can browse through a vast list of deluxe bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and etc. Pick that special piece and reward your shrewd taste by taking additional $25 off and free shipping using the latest promo codes.

Sun Jung Sun Jung Sun Jung is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California majoring in English Literature. Born in South Korea, she was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico for seventeen years before coming to LA for college.

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