If you’ve got teenagers who are coming up to their last days of school or university, you’ve probably begun looking at the ideal gifts to get them as a souvenir for all their hard work. Because indeed, they have been working hard – it’s not easy to get through school or university, and now they’re about to embark on the next stage of their life. Which is to say, the real world (or more education)! To celebrate their efforts, it’s time to start looking at the gifts that are a little bit more special than the usual birthday offerings. Below we outline 4 of the favourite, most special gifts money can buy.


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Your child has been stuck inside an educational building for the past couple of decades, now’s the time for them to get out into the world and see what it’s all about. Have they got somewhere that they would love to visit? This could be your opportunity to give them a gift that they will remember for a lifetime, one that will help them grow and have fun in equal measure. You could go with them or set up a trip for them with their friends; it’s up to you.


A graduation gift is not the time to get your child another disposable gift that they will not use in a few year’s time. Instead, get them something they’ll have forever, a keepsake that they’ll treasure for the rest of their days. The obvious answer is jewelry or a watch. Mens rings, brooches and necklaces for women, or a high-quality watch that’s timeless in design are all great options. This type of gift is one that will give again and again, and which one day might even be passed down to their own children when they come to graduate.   


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The Car

They’re about to have their very first taste of true freedom, where they’re no longer bound by what they have to do, and can instead do what they want to do. You can play on this theme of freedom by giving them a gift that they would likely not be able to afford themselves, but which they’ll definitely appreciate: a car! Of course, it doesn’t have to be a brand new Mercedes Benz; any reliable car with four wheels and a steady sound system is likely to please them. It’ll be all the more memorable if it’s their first car.


The Check

Your child may have dreams and aspirations that they just can’t afford themselves. While they would most definitely appreciate a gift, they may also like to have a lump sum of cash, with which they can do whatever they want to do. They might invest money in a career that requires some start-up capital or carve out their own experiences. Either way, you’ll be giving them a leg up to help them find their place in the world – and we’re sure they’ll never forget the help you gave them once they make it to the top!

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