Yes, it’s that time of year again. Summer is just a few weeks away and graduation is right around the corner. With graduation comes shopping for graduation gifts. Make sure you have the perfect gift for your grad with Patch's picks for gifts to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2011.
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1. Gift Cards
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that teenagers love money. Your grad will be happy to receive any form of money you give them. If you know of a place your grad likes to eat or shop, there is a good chance that has a gift card for it. $-$$
People say time is a valuable thing, this holds especially true for a student in college. Make sure your grad stays on schedule with a watch from $
3. College Apparel
Show your grad how proud you are of their acceptance to a college or university with some school spirit wear. Whether your student is an upcoming Dawg, Jacket or Gator, you can find spirit wear for them at . $$
4. Gas card
With summer starting and gas prices skyrocketing, your grad will appreciate a little help at the pump. You can get a gas card at and help keep your grad on the road this summer. $$
5. Picture Frame
Your senior is going to want a place to keep their favorite photos from graduation. A picture frame from will be a great gift for your grad. $
A scrapbook can be a gift that is treasured and looked back on for years to come. Remind your grad how much they mean to you with a scrapbook full of memories from . $$
Although it may not be the most exciting gift, a new backpack for school is a very helpful gift. Most college students will be carrying around books and computers all day and a nice backpack from will make things a lot easier for them. $$
Does your grad like photography? If so, then a new Kodak digital camera from will be perfect for them. They can take pictures of anything from sporting events to whatever delicious food the dining hall is serving that day. $$$$
9. New Phone
A phone can be a great way for grads to phone home to ma and pa and to keep in touch with their friends. However it is used, a new phone from the store is perfect for a grad who will be living away from home. The Droids at Verizon start at $49.99 and go up from there. $$$
10. Embroidered Bag
has a wide selection of gifts for your grad. An embroidered duffel or laundry bag is a great gift for a college student who is planning on hauling laundry to the dorm laundry room or back home so the parents can take care of it. $$
In case you forgot, here are some of the graduation dates for the Dacula area:
• – Monday, May 30 at 4 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center.
• – Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at the Mill Creek Community Stadium.
• GSMST – Saturday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gwinnett Center Grand Ballroom.
• - Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at Hebron Baptist Church.
• Archer High School - Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at Archer Stadium.