Cheap Graduation Gift Idea
You guys – this is the best cheap graduation gift idea EVER! As I write this I’m getting all teary eyed about the day I’ll give this surprise gift to my son on the day of his high school graduation. He’s four. However, I’m already planning ahead. No matter how old your child is, I think this is an inexpensive and truly meaningful gift you can gift to capture their educational journey. You could do this just for high school or just for elementary. It’s very versatile. My goal is to do this for both of my kids every year through 12th grade. Of course, it’s going to get trickier to keep it a secret as they get older – but I’m motivated.
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I first spotted this idea last year on facebook from my friend Melissa. Her children are in elementary school and she was sharing what she was doing at the end of the year. Genius! I love sentimental gifts. I also know that my teachers were instrumental in my life and having something like this would have been a treasure. I want to give that to my own kids.
To start your child’s gift all you’ll need is the book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! You really could use any book you want, but this one is perfect for the graduate.
Each year, at the end of the year, I’ll give the book to my son’s teachers to write a little note anywhere in the book. Last year was the first year my son was in preschool and so I decided to purchase the book and have his teachers sign it. Today I’m dropping the book off again and he’ll have his preschool teachers from this year sign it.
I made sure to note the year below their little messages so that in the future it will be easy to see what grade they taught.
Isn’t this the most special gift? For less than $20, I’ll be able to give my son something that he can treasure forever. And with inflation, I’m really saving money by buying my four year old his high school graduation gift now!
Am I right? 🙂
What cheap graduation gift ideas do you have that are meaningful?