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High School Graduation Gifting Tips and Ideas

April 7, 2014    |    By +
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Like clockwork, each school year ends with a new crop of graduating seniors and a stack of graduation party invitations to attend to. While we are all excited for this new group’s venture into college life, world travels or next step-of-choice, it gets tough knowing what is cool and appropriate to give to all... Read more »

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Spring Gift Occasion Checklist

April 4, 2014    |    By +
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Last weekend, I showed up at a birthday party late. Really late, like 24 hours. Whoops. Realizing the party had been Saturday, not Sunday, we left the birthday present hanging on the doorknob of the darkened house, sent our friends a text, and slunk away. It’s easy to lose track of dates and days... Read more »

A+ 8th Grade Graduation Gifts

May 24, 2013    |    By +
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No one can seem to get enough high school and college grad gift ideas, but what about 8th grade graduation? They deserve a celebration too! They’re about to enter high school and we all know how painful that can be at first. So, I’ve got a list of gifts for 8th grade graduation that... Read more »

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Dorm Decor for Dudes

May 15, 2013    |    By +
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Teen guys are among the hardest people to shop for and finding a graduation gift for them can feel impossible. Probably my favorite go-to gift to give these mystery men for a proper high school sendoff is dorm gear. However terrifying it is for the parents, it is equally as exciting for young grads... Read more »

To Give, or Not to Give (a Graduation Gift)? That is the Question!

May 13, 2013    |    By +
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Graduation gift etiquette can be completely confusing. Between kindergarten graduation, high school graduation, and college degrees, graduation is a potential gift giving mine field. When are you expected to give a gift and when is it OK not to? With all of our purse strings as tight as they can be, you need to... Read more »

Graduation Gifts: Best Sense of Humor

May 3, 2013    |    By +
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Today I want to delve into gifts for the jokesters and pranksters you might be buying for. Anyone who enjoys a good laugh and doesn’t take life too seriously will be pleased with this amazingly hilarious group of gifts. Go to to shop my entire list Gifts for Grads with a Sense of... Read more »

Grads Gifts for the Future Jobless

April 23, 2013    |    By +
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While some grads know exactly what they will be doing, whether that is travel, further education or a move, most are left like I was, looking for their first job. Graduating from university is a time for celebration, but thinking of life post-graduation can be a scary thing. After graduating college, I spent a... Read more »

Graduation Gift Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts

April 10, 2013    |    By +
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  Graduation season is here! Frightened of graduation invitations flooding your mailbox? Don’t fret, if you get organized, graduation season is a breeze! I compiled a handy list of Dos and Don’ts for graduation gift gifting that is sure to keep you on track. While it’s important to give the people you love a... Read more »

How Much to Spend on a Graduation Gift?

June 14, 2012    |    By +
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How Much to Spend on a Graduation Gift?

I’m going to break the price of graduation gifts down for you. Time Magazine estimated that Americans will spend 4.7 billion dollars on Graduation this year. That is a lot of gift giving going on! Of course, you are never obligated to send a graduation gift. You are only required to give a gift... Read more »

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Gift Giveaway: La Sardina Camera by Lomography

May 14, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Giveaway: La Sardina Camera by Lomography

It’s graduation season and that symbolizes the beginning of new adventures. What better way to document that journey than with an insanely cool camera? Even though my graduation was years ago, I was able to try out a La Sardina Cubic camera thanks to my friends at Lomography. I have to say that I... Read more »

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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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