Congratulate Your Grads!

Graduation means you are moving onto a new chapter of life, whether its from elementary to middle school, high school to college, or college to the real world. As a recent graduate of college, my favorite gifts were money in which I could save for what I really needed. And no matter the age of your graduate, piggy banks are still useful and so much fun! Our ceramic “Lil’ Saver Favor” piglets are a perfect addition to your graduate’s gift. They are super cute, pre-wrapped, and make an affordable, but thoughtful present to go along with a card (and maybe a little saving money!)


I’m a constant reflector in life and learn so many important lessons by taking a few internal moments to get right with my next steps. The 5 book which is a part of a larger series of self discovery books, asks us to think about where we want to be 5 years from now, or what can we do in the next 5 years to make life more fulfilling. As we take our next steps in life, and make those life changing transitions, it is a good idea to always take a moment to reflect on where you’ve been, and where you are going. The book of 5 will make a great gift for anyone at this juncture. Congratulations grads!


Graduation is such an exciting time as graduates make plans for the next chapter of their lives! For many, it includes a move to a new dorm or apartment. When I moved into a dorm, my roommate and I had fun hanging all of our pictures,  hooks,  message boards, and string lights to make it feel more like a home. But first we had to get a few basic tools to make that possible. These Jonathan Adler Tool Kits are such a cute gift idea for grads moving into their new place! The kit includes a hammer, 6-in-1 screw driver, and tape measurer, the perfect basic tools to get started, in a fun, not-so-basic pattern! A cute and handy gift for the grad on your list 🙂

– Shelby

Graduating is an exciting and impressive accomplishment. Some graduates know exactly what’s next while others figure it out as they go, taking one day at a time. Either way, having an inspiring journal to express thoughts and ideas is extremely beneficial. I love many of the journals here at Simplicity Decor but my favorite is “The Next Big Thing.” The pages are line free accomodating doodles and sketches as well as the written word, and each spread features an inspiring thought on creativity, innovation, or idea generation. What a great gift for someone facing a new chapter of life!  The journal or “doodle book” is 8.5″Hx7.5″W and contains 208 pages.


At this same time last year, I was counting the days down to the big day; the day of my graduation ceremony! Yes, I got a lot of nice gifts from my family and friends, but this Buddha Board was my favorite.  It is based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the board’s special surface with water and the image darkens and then slowly fades away.  And, because it uses only water, there is no ink or paint to worry about spilling. Now I cannot pass it without using it! It’s so much fun. It’s also interesting to watch your drawing slowly evaporate and change into something new as it disappears. This Buddha Board comes with a bamboo brush and “Japanese Style” water holder/stand. The board dimensions are 12” x 9.5”x 1/4”.
The Buddha Board  makes a great graduation gift that will last for years, and will gently encourages your special one to value the present.


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