There are plenty of young men who have just left – or about to leave – formal education behind them and set off into the world. And if your son is one of those people, then you’ll be thinking about gifts you could get them as a toast to their success. This is an exciting time for them. They have their whole life ahead of them (and you now have time for yourself)! If you’re at a loss as to what you can buy them, take a look at some of our ideas below.
Traveling Far and Wide
Your son has probably been in formal education, for, wow, the best part of two decades. Now, they’re finally free. And what better way to exercise their newly found freedom than by going on an adventure and seeing new parts of the country and the world? Alas, while traveling definitely can be done on the cheap, it’s not free – and everyone knows that students have no money. If they’re been struck by the wanderlust bug, help them by making a contribution to their travels. They’ll learn things that never could in school, and will help them grow even more.
A Professional Gift
A thoughtful gift is one that is related to whatever it is they want to do with the wrist of their lives. For example, if they want to be a writer, then how about getting them a typewriter or fancy pen and notepad set? They’ll be excited about finding their feet in their new career, and they’ll relish any gift that is connected with it – and it’ll show that they have your full support in whatever they want to do, as well.
They’ve been working pretty hard over the past few years. Perhaps, instead of immediately thinking about their career or how else they might grow as an individual, they just want to have fun. So rather than thinking about what would be good for them, think about what they’ll think is cool. Cool gifts for men are usually experiences; they’re things that get the adrenaline pumping, such as flying experiences and adventure activities. If your son is fun-loving and loves to try new things, then this is the way to go!
You might also think about getting your son a gift that’ll they’ll keep for years to come. A keepsake, in other words, that’ll always remind them about this special time in their life. This can be anything that stands the test of time, such as jewelry or a watch. You’ll know the type of your son, so pick something that is both classy and stylish, and which they’ll also like to wear. This will be even better if you already have a keepsake in the family. Bestowing it upon your son will show just how proud of him you are!
The Old Favorite
There is another type of gift you can give them, one that’s a little bit less romantic but may be the difference between their dreams coming true or not, and that is money. Your child probably doesn’t have much cash in their bank account, and that might be holding them back from doing what they really want to do. Giving them a lump sum of cash puts the decision in their hands and will enable them to really get what they want. It’ll be a positive beginning to the next stage of their life if they don’t have to think about money matters all the time.
Let’s also think about the here and now. There are many, many great summer events taking place all across the country. Whatever your son is interested in, be it sports, music, film, or anything else, there’s sure to be some event connected with it taking place somewhere near you. Have a look around and then treat them to tickets to the event! And as a bonus, you can always pick up a ticket for yourself and go along with him.
Keeping it Simple
Sometimes, it’s the simple gifts in life that mean the most. Even if you’ve picked out other gifts for him, make sure you celebrate in the right way by having a family meal. It’s not easy to navigate higher education, and this is a momentous step in this young man’s life. Gather family members, friends, and pick out a restaurant that you know he’ll like. You don’t have to make a toast if you don’t want to, but you can! In any case, we’re sure they’ll appreciate everyone coming together to congratulate his success.