Spring 2020 was not what we thought it would be. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, many plans, events and celebrations have been postponed or cancelled. State-mandated stay at home orders and quarantines have changed the way we engage with friends, family and loved ones every day.
Many of us will not be celebrating this year’s big occasions and events the way we historically have. But there is no reason we can’t still make these moments special, celebrating in new ways and letting our loved ones know how much we care about them.
With the advent of spring, one of the biggest occasions being skipped this year is graduations. High school seniors and degree-promised university students may be disappointed that their commencement ceremonies have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but we, at The Bradford Exchange, have some truly thoughtful ways to recognize your graduate’s hard work and accomplishment.
Given the current times, our graduates may not be able to proudly receive a well-earned diploma while walking across the stage in front of the entire cheering graduating class, but when they receive a gift from you and know you believe in them, it could possibly be the next best thing. Scroll down to see some of our top picks for graduates whose graduation could be made just as memorable, even though their ceremonies have been cancelled:
1. Congratulations Graduate Personalized Music Box
Put a song in your graduate’s heart with this musical tribute to her accomplishments. This limited-edition handcrafted music box treasure is personalized with their name and class year, to perfectly punctuate the meaningful sentiment on the lid. Plus, with just the turn of a key, an uplifting song will play to remind them of how far they have come. Includes a thoughtful poem card to provide the ideal finishing touch to your graduation gift.
2. Graduate, I Wish You Personalized Glitter Globe
Special wishes for your graduate can travel any distance. Let them know just how proud you are with this personalized glitter globe. Elegantly etched with your graduate’s name and commencement year on a golden heart, this tuneful tribute honors their most significant educational milestone. And with the turn of a key and a gentle shake, the meaningful tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” plays while sparkling glitter and silvery wishes like “Joy,” “Love,” “Faith” and “Happiness” swirl around in celebration. Includes a loving “Dear Graduate” poem card to complete your gift.
3. Reach for the Stars 2020 Pendant Necklace
Encourage your graduate to reach for the stars. The milestone of graduation has an importance that outweighs all of the pomp and circumstance. Let her know that you recognize her commitment to excellence with this symbolic necklace, featuring a faceted star within a sparkling simulated blue topaz. “Class of 2020” is elegantly engraved across the back of the sterling silver-plated pendant, and the necklace arrives with a custom presentation box and a meaningful “Dear Graduate” poem card to make the ideal graduation gift.
4. The Strength of My Son Personalized Pendant Necklace
Though your son’s graduation ceremony may be canceled, the thought you put into this personalized gift will certainly uplift his spirits. The solid stainless steel dog tag-style pendant features stripes of black and 24K-gold ion-plated accents for a handsome look he will love to wear. Best of all, his initials are boldly etched on the front of the pendant, while it showcases a message of encouragement and strength elegantly etched on the back. Arrives with a 24” long stainless steel chain and a velvet jewelry pouch inside of a custom presentation box to accentuate your gift-giving.
5. Words of Wisdom for My Graduate Wish Jar
Give your special graduate the words of wisdom for every day of the year. There is no lack of celebration in this Heirloom Porcelain® inspirational wish jar. Symbolically accented with a real cord tassel and 22K gold touches, these keepsake treasures are filled with 365 distinctive parchment slips graced with happy wishes, encouragement, and advice. For an added touch of inspiration, it plays “Pomp and Circumstance” to remind your graduate of what they have accomplished
Just because many graduation ceremonies and celebrations are being delayed, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our beloved graduates and make this important milestone memorable. We hope these gift suggestions provide some creative and inspiring alternatives to your previous plans. These times may be trying, but letting your graduate know they are loved and that they deserve to be honored is as simple as just a few clicks. Please like and share this post.Top 5 Graduation Gifts to Give During Time of Quarantine by The Bradford Exchange