Gift guide for the graduate

Apr 19, 2013 at 9:32 a.m. ET

Do you know someone who is graduating from high school or college? Don't give them a gift they won't remember forever — give them something meaningful like one of our gift guide picks that they will adore for a long time.


Diamond studs
— for her

Diamond studs- for her

If your graduate is someone you don't mind spending some money on, get her a pair of diamond earring studs that she will wear and treasure forever. These will never go out of style, and they will match absolutely everything. Studs are great because you can wear them with a formal dress or out casually (Zales, $700).


Meaningful necklace
— for her

Meaningful necklace- for her

We love a necklace with a meaningful message. Not only is this necklace beautiful and unique, but it lets the receiver know just how much you love them. Every time they look at this necklace, they will know they're loved, by you (Diana Warner, $128).


Graduation themed necklace — for her

Graduation themed necklace- for her

If you want your graduate to remember their big day forever, a graduation-themed necklace is the perfect way to go. This Tiffany necklace is timeless and elegant, a sure way to win over your graduate's heart (Tiffany, $225).


Unique watch
— for him

Unique watch- for him

This natural wood watch is great for the boy graduate in your life. It is hypoallergenic and chemical-free, and for each timepiece sold, the manufacturer will plant one tree (Red Envelope, $120).


Bracelet — for him

This bracelet from Things Remembered has a sleek black rubber frame with a chain-link of stainless steel. You can personalize this bracelet with a message or the name of its recipient for a more memorable look (Things Remembered, $30).

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