Graduating is a big deal, and it’s something that deserves to be celebrated. If your favorite graduate has recently graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, they’re probably a little overwhelmed with what the future might hold. You can help to alleviate that stress by giving them a proper graduation gift to celebrate everything they’ve accomplished over the past few years of studying at NJIT.
1. Aluminum Tassel and Photo Frame
A diploma is an important commemorative piece of any graduation. It represents all of the hard work your NJIT graduate has put into earning their degree over the years; it’s a physical manifestation of their accomplishments. At the end of the day, though, their diploma probably won’t have the kind of sentimental value that the memories of the time they spent at NJIT might. They made friends along the way, and the moments they shared with those friends are something they’re probably going to want to look at more often than their diploma.
For your favorite NJIT graduate this year, forego the traditional diploma frame and opt for an aluminum tassel and photo frame as your graduation gift to them (unless you think they’d like both). Carefully crafted with detailed brush strokes around the outer edges, this frame is sturdy, decorative, and the perfect way for your graduate to commemorate the time they’ve spent at NJIT. Get them to point out their favorite photograph of them and their friends for you, have a 4x6 copy developed, and add it to this frame along with their tassel for a sentimental gift they are bound to love.
They can hang this baby up on the wall of their choosing , on top of a shelf where all of their visitors can admire it, or even up in their personal office, where it can act as both a representation of their success and something they can look back on with affection. That’s the beauty of the duality of this frame - the tassel frame is a way for them to recognize their own accomplishments while the photo frame lets them reminisce about one of their favorite memories.
2. Diploma Frame with Black and Gold Matting
As much as we are adamant that a diploma is not the be-all, end-all commemoration of the accomplishment of graduating from higher education, that doesn’t mean that your favorite NJIT graduate’s diploma is completely useless. It does, after all, still represent one of the greatest accomplishments of their life. It wouldn’t do them much good to have a diploma that they just tuck away in a box somewhere so it can collect dust. If you truly want to give your NJIT grad a way to be proud of all of the accomplishments a diploma symbolizes, get them a diploma frame!
Not all diploma frames are made the same, however, so it’s important that you think about what your graduate values the most. Their diploma, of course, will be displayed somewhere in the frame, but there are different styles to consider. You could, for instance, go the route of combining a diploma frame with a favorite photograph like the tassel and photo frame from above. While a bit taller than your average diploma frame, one that includes a space for your NJIT graduate’s favorite photo lets them remember not only the stress they endured while earning their degree, but also the amazing memories they made along the way.
Make sure you get a picture of your NJIT grad with their closest friends in front of their favorite spot on campus, and you can give them the ultimate graduation gift, combining a photo of them in their caps and gowns with your graduate’s diploma. This particular diploma frame offers a hint class that they’ll be able to carry with them throughout their life. The simple black background is classic of a diploma frame, but the touch of gold that will frame both the diploma and picture elevate it a step further.
3. Dogeared Accomplish Magnificent Things Necklace
Not all graduation gifts have to be about the graduation itself. Diplomas, tassels, and even graduation pictures are all symbolic of all the accomplishments that encompass a graduation, but for the most part, you can’t really do much with them except hang them up to display in a single room that they probably won’t move from for years at a time (unless you want to find a way to permanently attach your tassel to something you wear regularly). You may want to think about getting your NJIT graduate a gift that they can carry with them.
Courtesy of Dogeared, this Accomplish Magnificent Things necklace might be exactly the gift you’ve been trying to find for your favorite graduate. Made of gold-plated sterling silver, this beautiful necklace comes with a starburst charm strung over a superfine chain and a message card complete with a thoughtful message that will encourage your NJIT graduate to look forward to what the future holds and most definitely bring a smile to their face.
Not only is this a thoughtful gift, but it’s a simple accessory that your graduate can easily incorporate into their outfits on a daily basis. Imagine the accomplishment they’ll feel when they wear their necklace to their first interview for their dream job! It may just give them the confidence they need to ace that interview and land themselves the job they’ve always wanted when they remember the thoughtful, motivational message that came with it. Feel free to add your own personalized note to the one that comes with it when you pass this gift along to your NJIT graduate.
4. NJIT Tassel Box Diploma Frame
Just like not all diploma frames are made the same, not all graduates are made the same either. Not every graduate is sentimental, not every graduate wants to highlight the memories that they’ve made along the way over the accomplishment of graduating from higher education, and not every graduate has a deep seated desire to celebrate their successes with more than a nice frame for their diploma that they’ll look at occasionally and smile. If you want to make sure that your NJIT graduate has something to remember their graduation by, but nothing too in-their-face, look into getting them a simple diploma frame.
This NJIT Tassel Box Diploma Frame takes a classic frame and adds a little twist that your graduate will love. Beside their diploma, they can place their tassel in a small box designed specifically to display it. What really gives this diploma frame an extra edge, however, is the “New Jersey Institute of Technology engraved in silver along the bottom of the black backing. Your NJIT grad can show off a little school spirit when they hang up this diploma in their new office.
This is the perfect gift for someone who’s proud to have studied at the school they’ve earned their degree from but doesn’t necessarily want all of the collectible memorabilia that is usually offered upon graduation. Thermoses and shot glasses with the NJIT logo printed on them tend to take up a lot of unnecessary space, especially for people who aren’t big alcohol or coffee drinkers. Your graduate can save themselves the hassle of carting around memorabilia they’ll never use if you just opt for a diploma frame with their school’s name printed on it.
5. Record Album Frame
Okay, this one is a bit unconventional, but hear us out. While a record album frame is designed to hold a record album, there’s no rule that says you actually have to stick to that. If your graduate is a music lover, there’s a solid chance that they already own a few of these already and have them lined up along their wall, but it’s what you do with the one you give them as a gift that really matters.
You can, for instance, design your own vinyl record album cover using a photograph, text, or even a combination of the two. If you want to give your music-loving NJIT graduate a personalized, unconventional graduation gift, a record album frame that comes with a record album cover you’ve designed for them might just be the perfect gift. Whether you customize their vinyl record album cover with one of their favorite photographs or something you’ve personally photoshopped together by pulling from a number of photos, you can give your NJIT grad a gift that you can truly say no one else has had. (this is a great idea!)
Make sure you order your album cover well in advance so that you can slip it into the frame before passing it off to your graduate as their gift. They can hang it up by itself if this is the first of many framed records or they can place it in the midst of some framed records they’ve already hung up. Depending on how you’ve designed your customizable cover, it may very well just blend in with what’s already on the wall, or it could be that piece that seems to blend in until you really look at it and realize that it doesn’t fit.
Graduating from higher education is a huge accomplishment, but it’s not without its own stresses. As your NJIT grad moves on from the life they’ve known studying at school, they might be a little unsure about what they’ll do going forward. Luckily, you can remind them of just how much they’ve accomplished with a simple gift that will make them smile.