You may not really believe this to be true but finding perfect graduation gifts can be easier than thought. If you think about out you will realize that high-school and college graduates actually only start their journey now, most of them only have a few things, by far less than adults have and that makes it so much easier to shop around for. Graduation gifts needs to be something they usually use most. A sentimental gift may seem very impressive at first but often graduates may appreciate a gift that can really come in useful on a day to day basis. Giving a graduate a practical useful gift may make them think of you more often and they will probably appreciate that a lot more. People may think of rather giving a graduate a little cute teddy bear that wears a cap and a gown but such a gift might just end up on a shelf gathering dust somewhere.
It is wiser to buy graduation gifts that they will use most of the time. You may have to ask around to find out what a graduates like and what they actually need. Of course there will be a difference in needs between a high school graduate and a college graduate. Since high school graduates may possibly leave home to settle into a dorm they may well appreciate a gift that will help them settle in there more. Often they may need small appliances like refrigerators or microwaves, even durable dishes may come in handy. An amazing graduation gift could be a PDA that could assist them with their daily tasks and help those keeping track of important appointments and social gathering or test dates.
College graduates will probably be interested in a number of different graduation gifts since they may want to settle into an apartment and may be preparing to find a job somewhere. A great gift therefore may actually be something they can use in the new home like house wares, which will help them to make their homes look much different than a dorm. Pictures they used to have in the dorm need to be changed and they may want to change to fancier glassware than those plastic cups. It is sometimes difficult to know what type of taste they have when it comes to interior design, therefore it may be a good idea to rather give them a gift certificate to a home store where they can choose what they like best.
If all else fails then safe graduation gifts will always be the gift of money. No graduate ever has enough money and will always welcome that for anything they may need even if you know that by giving a personal gift it may show a little more thought and effort. Cash however, will always be appreciated and to many will be the most wished for graduation gifts. How much money to give a graduate is always a question.