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Jul 23, 2020
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Another school year has come and gone, but this time it's different because you have a college graduate on your hands! You’re probably feeling overwhelmingly proud of the achievements and accomplishments your graduate has made over the past four years and now you want to do something to celebrate them.

High school graduation was easy -- you gave them money for textbooks, new electronics, college living starter packs, and whatever else they might have needed to begin college. But college graduation is different and sometimes challenging. This is because you need to go bigger and think outside of the box. You want to do something to make your graduate feel special, because, afterall -- college graduation is a huge milestone in the life of any student! 

If you’re not sure what to get the college graduate you know, we’ve got you covered with personalised and creative gifts to celebrate and make your graduate feel special. We will look at school specific diploma frames for your Clarion University graduate -- as well as other meaningful gift ideas like jewelry and goodies they can eat! Take a look through for inspiration on what to purchase for your college graduate. 

Diploma Frames 

Show Off Their Achievements 

Clarion University diploma frame featuring school colors. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $109.95

A great gift option for your recent graduate is a diploma frame. This is mostly because they’ll probably want one anyway -- but they’re expensive which can be an issue for young graduates just starting off their career. So, you can take that obstacle out of the way and reward them with the diploma frame they deserve! 

Another great thing about diploma frames is they are great for guys and girls alike. There’s no struggling with deciding whether or not you think they’ll like it -- because they will LOVE it and appreciate the gesture. 

This might also be a good option if you know your graduate is headed directly for the workforce after graduation. If they are getting an office space at work, they’ll be looking for all sorts of things to decorate it with. One of the definite things they’ll want is to be able to hang and admire their diploma -- since it’s most likely what landed them the job in the first place. Even if they aren’t going to an office -- they might want to hang it in their home or their home office!

The best thing about the diploma frame above is that it’s decked out with Clarion colors -- blue, navy, and gold. Your graduate will love the school spirit in this frame! A great bonus is the economical price, so you can give a significant gift for little cost. 

Classic and elegant diploma frame that will work great for an office. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $159.95

We’re loving this diploma frame for its dark features and sophisticated presentation. It’s beautiful to look at in itself. It features a hardwood frame with a semi-gloss black cherry stain as well as a black matboard. The diploma sits comfortably inside the acid and lignin free as well as neutral pH matboard and mountboard for protection and preservation. The diploma is surrounded by a gold border for an added pop. The matboard features the school’s name at the bottom, “Clarion University,” in gold foil. At the top it features the Clarion University seal in a 22kt gold-plated medallion. 

This frame will effortlessly pair with other decor in the home or office! The black matboard and cherry frame will help it match anything you would want it to. 

Diploma frame and tassel combination to professionally present your own tassel. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $189.95

This tassel box diploma frame will let your graduate preserve two of their biggest accomplishments and favorite memories. They will be able to display their diploma and show off their school pride with their tassel in a professional way! This frame box features a hardwood semi-gloss black cherry stain border with a black matboard. Then you can personalize it even more with your school tassel. The frame is finished with Clarion University written in gold foil and the school seal in a 22kt gold-plated medallion. They will love being able to show off their diploma and tassel in the same frame!

Each of these frames comes guaranteed with easy insert -- so you won’t need tools or to send off the diploma. Each frame is measured to fit an 8.5 x 11 inch diploma. 

Photo Memorabilia 

They Will Picture Their Day Forever

Grab this tassel and photo frame to help them save the memory of their day. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $29.95

Don’t want to commit to getting them a diploma frame? Here’s another graduation gift to help your grad save their favorite picture of their big day as well as their school’s tassel. This can also be a great office accessory if your graduate is joining the workforce -- it can sit right on their desk as a permanent memory of their accomplishment! They will no doubt love this meaningful gift no matter where they decide to place it. You can take it a step farther and make it easier for them by adding your favorite picture of you and your graduate to the frame before giving it to them. 

Jewelry

Give a Meaningful Gift They Can Wear Forever 

Compass charm bracelet to begin the postgraduate journey. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $52.00

Jewelry is a great gift for a college graduate because it is something they will be able to wear forever as a memory of their accomplishment. You can also pick out pieces with special meanings that relate to their transition from college to adult life. They will love that the piece relates to good wishes and success for the future.

This bracelet is a meaningful way to send your graduate into the next chapter of their life. The compass charm in this bracelet is said to provide guidance on your journey through life. This is essential for students who have just finished their college career as this is a fun, exciting, yet scary adjustment in life. The future holds many new opportunities, twists, decisions, and many other unexpected turns! This gift will give them hope and optimism about the future. 

The image shows the bracelet made from Arctic Apatite, which symbolizes courage and creativity and is a blue stone for Clarion pride! You can also choose this bracelet in amethyst, turquoise jasper, white pearl, or grey agate -- which brings supportive energy! 

Accomplish magnificent things bracelet to remind you what your future is capable of and that the best is yet to come. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $58.00

This Accomplish Magnificent Things necklace will be a token of the journey they just completed while reminding them to do whatever they want in life! It will send them towards the future confident about what they can do and the opportunities they will have. This can also be a small appreciation gift if you know a graduate, but just want to make a small gesture that you’re thinking of them!

Celebratory Goodies

They Will Love These No Matter What!

Delicious celebratory graduation cookie cake that no one can resist! Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $44.99

When you’ve run through all possible ideas and don’t know what other options you have -- a food gift is a foolproof idea! Any young person will be overjoyed to receive a delicious and edible graduation gift. Any gift giver fears purchasing something you’re unsure if the person you’re buying it for will actually like. You don’t have anything to fear with this ‘Mrs. Fields Congrats Class of 2020 Cookie Cake’ because it is irresistible! Congratulate your college graduate with this sweet treat and you’ll never have to question your decision.

Send your graduate kudos for all their hard work with this rewarding treat box. Image courtesy of OCM.

Price: $47.00

Nothing says ‘congratulations grad’ like this Well Done treat package! You will melt the heart of your graduate with this care package commemorating their journey and their hard earned degree. This treat box includes all of their favorites from snacks to candy. This box has everything from the good ole’ college classic -- ramen, to healthy fruits, snacks like oreos and crackers to their favorite candy!

Choosing a gift for any person -- let alone a college graduate can be a frustrating experience, especially because you want them to love it! Everyone wonders if there will be a possibility the gift won’t be liked, but with the gifts we’ve suggested you can’t go wrong! College graduates want a few things without question -- to remember their big day with pictures and memorabilia, show off their hard work through displaying their diploma, support for the future, and indulgent treats along the way. Each of these gifts is sure to satisfy their desires and help them cherish their monumental accomplishment!

We’ve featured a variety of products across various price points to hopefully match the amount you were aiming to spend. We realize that your level of closeness to your graduate varies and because of that, not all gifts have to be expensive to be amazing! Remember it’s the thought that counts more than anything!

If you’re looking for another specific school, check out of guides for gifts of students graduating from other schools! There are lots of school specific diploma frames, clothing, drinkware, and other accessories you can choose for your special graduate.

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