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12 Gifts to Help Celebrate Graduates (Even without Regular Graduation Ceremonies)

by | May 18, 2020

Chances are you know someone about to graduate from high school, whether it's a family member, friend, or neighbor. And even though ceremonies might look a little different for this year's graduates, it's still a time of celebration. Congratulate and prepare the grads in your life for the many life-changing decisions ahead with one of these 12 gifts.

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

As your graduate moves forward, this book can help lay the groundwork for understanding the things that matter most. In this groundbreaking book, Clayton M. Christensen puts forth a series of questions: How can I be sure that I'll find satisfaction in my career? How can I be sure that my personal relationships become enduring sources of happiness? How can I avoid compromising my integrity—and stay out of jail? Using lessons from some of the world's greatest businesses, he provides incredible insights into these challenging questions.

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"You've Got This" Necklace

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

This eternity ring necklace with a quote by CS Lewis, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind,” can serve as a sweet reminder for your grad as they take this big step forward.

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Simple Truths for an Abundant Life

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

The lessons in this book can help your graduate to move forward with confidence toward this important phase of life. As you embark on any new adventure, whether it's schooling or a mission or a career, there are nuggets of wisdom from others that can prove invaluable. Mitt and Ann Romney have found lessons in their own life experiences, so they wrote a letter to their grandchildren in hopes of helping them face critical decisions and turning points. And now they share those bits of wisdom for finding your own abundant life, with you.

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Marble Christus Statue

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

This awe-inspiring cultured marble Christus statue depicts Jesus Christ just as the scriptures describe Him, beckoning to us with open arms in a most pleasant manner as if saying: “Come unto me.” It's the perfect way to remind your grad that the Savior is always there for them.

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Relief Society Declaration

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

This print of the updated declaration for the Relief Society can be the perfect decoration for your graduate’s new apartment or dorm to remind her of her “meaning, purpose, and direction.”

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Accomplishing the Impossible

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Help your graduate realize that they are capable of “accomplishing the impossible.” In the Lord's plan for His children, this is the final dispensation. Many important things need to be done to prepare the earth for the Savior's Second Coming. From preaching the gospel in every nation to sealing our families throughout the generations to becoming ever more like our Savior, we as Latter-day Saints face many tasks that may seem impossible from a worldly standpoint. But ours is an eternal perspective, and our mandate comes not from the world but from the Lord, who gives no commandment without preparing a way for it to be accomplished (see 1 Nephi 3:7). 

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The Book of Mormon, Journal Edition

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

The Book of Mormon, Journal Edition, provides the space you need to write down the thoughts and inspiration you receive as you read and study the scriptures. With extended margins for notes and reflection, this new format will allow you to write your thoughts directly in your scriptures and easily find them again in times of need. This journal is ideal for helping your graduate keep up (or start) their personal scripture study habits.

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Major Decisions

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Having doubts about higher education? Maybe you're thinking about attending college but wonder whether it's worth the cost. This book can help your grad understand that they are in control of their future.

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Graduate "Make Your Mark" Tie Bar

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Remind your graduate that he’s capable of making a difference in the world. This Wave Tie Bar comes with a graduation quote card, "Graduate, make your mark. Even a tiny ripple can turn into a wave.” 

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Love Abides

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

The Bonner Family’s wonderful new album can help inspire your graduate in this new stage of life. This exciting album combines sweeping orchestrations and rootsy spirituals to showcase the family's world-class vocal talent. Their sound is instantly classic, with roots in African-American spirituals and gospel music and a modern spin that gives them a fresh edge and a new, vibrant energy in spiritual music.

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Bill Marriott: Success Is Never Final

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Your graduate can learn about the “boundless passion and energy” that Bill Marriott has and how to apply it to their own life. This fascinating biography tells the story from Bill Marriott's first job in his family's restaurants to his monumental decisions in building a hotel empire. It is the remarkable story of a man who had the vision to create a multi-billion-dollar business, who understands the power of giving through substantial philanthropic work, and who lives the creed that hard work will pay off but success is never final.

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Epic

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Jenny Oaks Baker returns with this tour de force of popular themes from the silver screen. Jenny often gravitates toward songs that have a timeless quality—this album is no exception. This instrumental album by Jenny Oaks Baker is the perfect music for your graduate to study to—and find peace in. 

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