Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wooden Jewelry Boxes - Memorable gifts for High School & College Graduation

Graduation is a memorable moment for a high school graduate and for a college graduate, and your gift to a graduate should be equally as memorable.  If you are not sure what the gift should be, then consider getting a wooden jewelry box.  Wooden jewelry boxes are both handsome and practical, and come in a variety of styles for men and women.

Most people will probably think that a jewelry box is only a "ladies" item.  While this is not really the case, as we shall see in a moment let's start with a look at what is available for your women graduates.

Wooden jewelry boxes come in a variety of hardwood finishes and the Duchess II jewelry chest by Reed and Barton comes with either a cherry or mahogany finish.  Its lid has pendant hooks and an elastisized pouch. There's also a drawer for earrings; three well compartments and ring bars - all lined in velvet.  The Ducess II can be personalized with an engraved solid brass nameplate attached to the lid.  The list price for this box is $180 but you can get it at a reduced price of $129.95.

Reed and Barton also makes a Princess jewelry box that would be perfect for your princess-turned-graduate. This handcrafted heirloom jewelry box is loaded with stunning details including a lid with pendant hooks, shirred pouch, lined earring drawer, ring rolls, plus bracelet and necklace storage.  It's finishedin mahogany, has a Dior red lining, measures 11 x 7 x 4 1/2 inches, and lists for $140 but can be purchased at a reduced price of $94.95.

Is your graduate "Man of the Year"?  Then, Reed and Barton's Man of the Year wooden jewelry box is what you should give him.  This handsome wooden dresser top men's jewelry valet features sleek styling and a mahogany finish.  It has a rich nylon velvet lining and the lid opens to reveal a tie bar and a multi-compartment storage well with space for chains, rings, watches and cuff links.  It has a solid-brass lid lid lift with a name plate that can be engraved with the initials or name of the graduate.  With a list price of $120 and a reduced price of $89.95, it will make a distinctive and memorable gift for your graduating man.

These are just a few of the possibilities in the category of wooden jewelry boxes, but it will give you an idea of how you can reward a young man or woman who has reached the important occasion of graduation.

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