Saturday, June 2, 2012

Unique Gifts for High School & College Graduation

The months of May and June remind me of the joys of springtime but for many people this is the time of year when their sons and daughters and loved ones are passing through the important transition of graduation from high school or college. If someone you know or are close to is about to graduate here is a guide to gifts that will be perfect for this occasion and that will be remembered for years to come.

Let's start with the ladies. A wooden jewelry box is a perfect gift for any young woman. Jewelry boxes and chests generally are placed on dresser tops and have several pull-out drawers with compartments for rings, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry items. The boxes are crafted from hardwoods and come in a variety of finishes. If you know something about the decor of your gift recipient's bedroom then you can choose a finish that will match.

To give you an idea of what is available. You can select a classic wood jewelry box with a mahogany finish. This box contains a top section with compartments for jewelry and three pull out drawers. It measures in with a length of 13", a width of 9" and a height of 7 1/2". The list price of this box is $260 but graduation specials will allow you to save around $100. You will find a variety of boxes on our site with similar features and varying finishes.

Another option for a woman's graduation gift is a jewelry travel case. These cases are usually made of leather and can serve as both a jewelry storage box at home and a case for jewelry when you travel. Travel cases range in size from small purse-like cases to larger boxes with several compartments. If budget is a consideration, then you will be happy to know that you can find graduation day sales for travel cases that allow you to get a nice gift for as little as $30.

If you opt for a wooden jewelry box, you can add a nice touch by getting a personalized name or initial engraving which on some boxes is included at no extra cost.

Now let's see what is available for the men on your graduation day gift list. A valet box or tray organizer is the men's equivalent of a women's jewelry box. Men usually use a variety of accessories that include cuff-links, rings, watches, tie-clips as well as cell phones and other electronic devices. Valet boxes and tray organizers are perfect for keeping these items neat, orderly and ready to use. The valet boxes and tray organizers are crafted from hardwoods, and sometimes from leather. Their masculine look will certainly be appreciated by your gift recipient.

If the male graduation in your life loves fine watches, then a watch box is a gift that you should consider. Watch boxes help store the watches safely and some of them feature glass lids which nicely display the watches. If your gift recipient has a lot of watches, don't worry. You can find watch boxes with storage for 10 watches or more.

Finally if you want to get a high-end gift for someone with several self-winding (automatic) watches, then a watch winder is a unique item. Watch winders are powered by batteries or ac adapters and provide the gentle motion that seeps stored self-winding watches ready to use at any moment. Watch winders begin in price around $250.

These are just a few of the suggestions for graduation gifts. Take a look around and choose the one that is best for the graduate that is nearest and dearest to you.

by Linea Riffel, Contributing Editor for, online retailer of jewelry boxes for women, watch cases for men, and music jewelry boxes for girls. Linnea is a wardrobe consultant and writes about fashion trends and gift ideas.

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